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Turkey seeks to ease tensions after downing of Russian warplane
Turkey seeks to ease tensions after downing of Russian warplane

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to play down tensions with Russia after Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on the Syria border sparked fears among NATO allies of a wider conflict.

Turkey seeks to ease tensions after downing of Russian warplane
NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed
NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border but urged both sides to try to calm the crisis.

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed
Lavrov warns citizens off travel to Turkey as cancels visit
Lavrov warns citizens off travel to Turkey as cancels visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recommended against Russians travelling to Turkey and cancelled his own planned visit after Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet.

Lavrov warns citizens off travel to Turkey as cancels visit
This is a point of no return in Syrian crisis: Yerlan Karin about Russian warplane shot down by Turkey

According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist and Director of Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Yerlan Karin, Russian plane shot down by Turkey is a point of no return in the Syrian crisis.

This is a point of no return in Syrian crisis: Yerlan Karin about Russian warplane shot down by Turkey
EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed
EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed

European Union president Donald Tusk called for calm after Turkey, a candidate for membership of the bloc, shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border.

EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed
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Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition

Russia is considering a common unit of account and currency for the EEU, while Kazakhstan is not eager to move forward with this project.

Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition
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Pegging or no pegging: tenge in new monetary policy

Experts believe, the financial sector of Kazakhstan has not reached a complete freedom from pegging to the US dollar.

Pegging or no pegging: tenge in new monetary policy
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Depreciation of tenge contributes to de-dollarization of Kazakh-Russian trade: opinion

According to Mikhail Khazin, parity between the Russian ruble and the Kazakh tenge contributes to de-dollarization of trade between Kazakhstan and Russia.

Depreciation of tenge contributes to de-dollarization of Kazakh-Russian trade: opinion
Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran
Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran for talks sure to sharpen attention on his alliance with Iran in Syria after the Islamic State group's deadly attacks in Paris.

Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran
Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes

Russia plans to unveil a bronze "Wall of Grief" in Moscow next year in its first tangible condemnation of Stalin-era crimes but critics accuse the government of playing a double game.

Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
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Kazakhstanis offer condolences over Russian plane crash in Egypt

Kazakhstanis were laying flowers in front of the Russian Embassy and Consulate General in Almaty and Astana expressing their deep condolences to families of the victims of Airbus 321 crash.

Kazakhstanis offer condolences over Russian plane crash in Egypt
Putin tells navy in Mediterranean to work with French 'as allies'
Putin tells navy in Mediterranean to work with French 'as allies'

President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian navy in the Mediterranean to establish contact with its French counterparts and work together "as allies" in a campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Putin tells navy in Mediterranean to work with French 'as allies'
Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge
Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge

Russia's President Vladimir Putin vowed vengeance after Moscow confirmed that a bomb attack brought down a passenger jet over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.

Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge
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Tenge depreciation not enough to help Kazakh exporters

In spite of a massive depreciation of the Kazakh tenge, further measure need to be taken to help the domestic manufacturers in Kazakhstan.

Tenge depreciation not enough to help Kazakh exporters
Obama, Putin break ice in six-second encounter
Obama, Putin break ice in six-second encounter

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama shook hands and chatted in a six-second encounter at a summit in Turkey, breaking the ice for the first time since Moscow launched its air campaign in Syria.

Obama, Putin break ice in six-second encounter
Putin calls for unity against 'terrorism' after Paris attacks
Putin calls for unity against 'terrorism' after Paris attacks

Moscow called on Saturday for the international community to unite in its fight against terrorism after a string of attacks in Paris left more than 128 people dead on Friday.

Putin calls for unity against 'terrorism' after Paris attacks
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Russia-Kazakhstan exchange rate policy implications discussed in Astana

Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov described the implications of the Russian ruble's devaluation in fall 2014 for the Kazakh economy.

Russia-Kazakhstan exchange rate policy implications discussed in Astana
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
Geo-economy of Eurasian region discussed at Astana Club

The first meeting of the Astana club has gathered over 50 experts in economics, politics, international relationships to discuss the geo-economic situation in the Eurasian regio

Geo-economy of Eurasian region discussed at Astana Club
Kremlin admits TV stations showed 'secret' nuclear torpedo plan
Kremlin admits TV stations showed 'secret' nuclear torpedo plan

The Kremlin admitted that Russian television had accidentally shown secret plans detailing a nuclear torpedo system in development.

Kremlin admits TV stations showed 'secret' nuclear torpedo plan
Putin orders action over explosive doping claims
Putin orders action over explosive doping claims

Vladimir Putin ordered an inquiry into allegations of "state-supported" drug abuse in athletics that have left Russia facing a possible Olympics ban, but insisted any punishment should be individual and not collective.

Putin orders action over explosive doping claims

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