PTR - October 1, 2014

Russia is reportedly ending a long-running popular student exchange programme with the U.S. - amid allegations the American side has violated Russian law; In less then one month, most Russian regions will set their clocks one hour back - switching to permanent winter time; The move is expected to cost Russians up to 20-billion rubles; The Finance Ministry wants to make life easier for companies - by unloading some of their tax burden on employees.