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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the biggest grain exporter of them all?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the biggest grain exporter of them all?

The race is on between Ukraine and Russia for the title of “world’s biggest grain exporter” and the two rivals are running neck and neck.

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BRICKS & MORTAR: Russian real estate market getting back on its feet

BRICKS & MORTAR: Russian real estate market getting back on its feet

Russia’s real estate market is back in play after investment rose by 30% y/y in the first quarter of this year, reports JLL – the best result in the last three years.

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VOX: Moldova's banking sector turns the corner

VOX: Moldova's banking sector turns the corner

Following the shock of the $1bn stolen from the banking sector in 2014 the government has got its act together and is transforming the business, with some help from the EBRD.

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Political fighting intensifies in Poland as film documenting Catholic clergy's abuse of kids goes viral to millions

Political fighting intensifies in Poland as film documenting Catholic clergy's abuse of kids goes viral to millions

The film’s skyrocketing popularity has forced political leaders take positions on the issue as the campaign for the European Parliament elections heats up.

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War, huh… What is it good for?

War, huh… What is it good for?

Trump and Iran’s Khamenei were on May 14 among many taking on the question of whether a military showdown between the US and the Islamic Republic is on the cards.

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COMMENT: Russia's controversial sovereign internet bill will stoke the very protests it is designed to quell

COMMENT: Russia's controversial sovereign internet bill will stoke the very protests it is designed to quell

Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 1 signed the controversial sovereign internet bill into law. It will come into force November 1 despite the concern, confusion and even ridicule on show during its State Duma readings.

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COMMENT: Technology can reduce the global plastic pollution problem

COMMENT: Technology can reduce the global plastic pollution problem

Annual global production of plastics has increased dramatically, from 15mn metric tons in 1964 to over 350mn metric tons now, however, a new technology can break down polymers and effectively recycle them

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MOSCOW BLOG: Can Russia halve its poverty level?

MOSCOW BLOG: Can Russia halve its poverty level?

President Putin unveiled a very ambitious reform plan during his state of the nation speech on March 1 last year. Among the ambitious goals — some say unattainable goals — the president called for a drastic reduction in poverty.

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Poland overtakes Russia to become Ukraine’s biggest trade partner in February

Poland overtakes Russia to become Ukraine’s biggest trade partner in February

Russia has long been Ukraine’s main trade partner, but relations have crumbled since the annexation of the Crimea in 2014 and trade has fallen thanks to numerous embargoes as the two countries are fighting an undeclared war.

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