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  1. July 28, 2014

    Timeline: The rise and fall of Yukos

    A decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to award former shareholders of Yukos damages totalling $50bn...

  2. May 21, 2014

    China and Russia sign $400bn gas deal

    China and Russia have clinched a $400bn gas supply deal that provides Moscow with a crucial new export market and stronger...

  1. April 29, 2014

    Gazprom aims to mitigate effect of sanctions as profits dip

    Gazprom said it was taking action to mitigate the impact of possible further western sanctions as it reported a 7 per cent...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Gazprom looks to drop the dollar to avoid sanctions’ bite

    The oil arm of Russia’s state-owned Gazprom is preparing customers to settle contracts in euros rather than dollars as it...

  3. March 27, 2014

    Total and Lukoil in talks over Russian shale deal

    Total is in talks to partner with Lukoil on its shale oil projects in Russia, as Moscow targets unconventional resources to...

  4. March 20, 2014

    Russia looks to sell energy beyond Europe

    As European politicians considered strategies for reducing their energy dependence on Russia this week, Moscow’s most...

  5. November 20, 2013

    Russian groups buy Eni’s stake in Severenergia

    Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia’s state gas group, and the country’s largest private gas producer Novatek, have agreed...

  6. October 4, 2013

    Netherlands takes legal action to free Greenpeace activists

    The Netherlands said on Friday it had launched legal action against Russia to secure the release of Greenpeace activists...

  7. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    Another oil major pulls out of Venezuela

    The revolving door at Venezuela’s oil sector continued to spin on Wednesday after Lukoil, Russia’s second largest oil...

  8. September 25, 2013

    Russian energy: Frozen assets

    The Soviets went to great lengths to try to extract their vast reserves of unconventional oil. In the far north of Russia,...

  9. June 27, 2013

    Russia’s eastern energy pivot has limits

    Russia’s coat of arms famously features a two-headed eagle looking simultaneously west and east. At the St Petersburg...

  10. April 23, 2013

    Greece in talks to sell OPAP stake

    Greece’s privatisation agency, Taiped, has begun negotiations with a Greek-Czech partnership to raise its €622m offer for...

  11. April 11, 2013

    Inside Business: Hungary a nightmare for foreign groups

    Hungary has made headlines recently for constitutional changes that critics say could weaken democracy. For investors,...

  12. April 10, 2013

    Conoco puts Arctic drilling plans on ice

    US oil major ConocoPhillips has said it is putting its offshore Arctic drilling plans on hold due to regulatory uncertainty,...

  13. April 5, 2013

    Shell set for tie-up with Gazprom unit

    Royal Dutch Shell and Gazprom Neft are to sign a deal to jointly develop some of Russia’s vast Arctic oil and gas resources,...

  14. March 31, 2013

    ‘Red Lenin’ leads Russia’s oil revolution

    To find the cradle of Russia’s coming oil revolution, look no further than “Red Lenin”. This is the name of the oilfield in...

  15. March 31, 2013

    Russia gears up for shale boom

    Russia is gearing up for an oil boom on the same scale as the US, as the techniques that sparked the shale revolution are...

  16. March 23, 2013

    Exiled oligarch Berezovsky found dead

    Boris Berezovsky, the exiled Russian tycoon once known as the “Godfather of the Kremlin”, has been found dead at his home in...

  17. March 17, 2013

    Iraq’s appeal wanes for oil majors

    When Iraq held its first postwar oil licensing round in June 2009, groups like ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and BP flocked...

  18. February 8, 2013

    Gazprom sets aside $4.7bn for rebates

    Gazprom is setting aside $4.7bn to cover potential price rebates to European customers this year, reflecting the pressure on...

  19. January 17, 2013

    Gazprom doubles profits on forex gains

    Russia’s Gazprom doubled its net profit in the third quarter on the back of foreign exchange gains. But questions loom over...

  20. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2012

    Rosneft $3bn bond caps record year

    Last week’s $3bn Rosneft eurobond caps a strong year for Russian corporates which have so far raised $14.8bn from the...

  21. November 12, 2012

    Shale surge poses threat to Gazprom

    When Gazprom last month finally launched its new flagship project, the Bovanenkovo gasfield far above the Arctic Circle, it...

  22. October 23, 2012

    Deals that turned wheel of fortune for Rosneft

    Just eight years ago, Rosneft was the runt of the Russian oil business, the eighth-biggest producer holding the remaining...

  23. October 18, 2012

    Kremlin steals a march on oil industry

    Rosneft’s bid to buy out BP’s 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP puts Igor Sechin at the centre of a Kremlin consolidation that...

  24. October 12, 2012

    Berezovsky to pay £35m of rival’s costs

    Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who in August lost his $6.5bn claim against Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea...

  25. beyondbrics

    August 23, 2012

    Watch out St Petersburg, here comes Gazprom (again)

    The people of Saint Petersburg like to flaunt their cultural superiority over Muscovites whom they say are venal and...

  26. July 8, 2012

    Warring oligarchs take case to High Court

    The meteoric rise of aluminium billionaire Oleg Deripaska from humble beginnings to one of Russia’s richest men is set to...

  27. March 27, 2012

    Shuvalov case raises cronyism questions

    When Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, declared that his wife had earned an income of $10.9m in 2008, he...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2012

    Lukoil: looking over its shoulder

    Russia’s ministry of natural resources fired a shot across the bows of Lukoil on Friday, warning that the Russian oil major...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2012

    Rusal: another falling out of oligarchs

    embed1 Russian oligarchs make uneasy partners – both for each other and for other shareholders. The falling out at Rusal,...

  30. February 23, 2012

    A windfall tax will not lift Russian business confidence

    A decade-and-a-half after the event, Russia’s 1995 loans-for-shares auctions are seen as the original sin of Russian...

  31. December 14, 2011

    EU seeks Russian roubles to fight crisis

    The European Union will use a summit meeting with Russia on Thursday to try to garner a commitment from Moscow to give more...

  32. November 21, 2011

    A Russian epic for the box office, not a court in England

    If the law were a branch of the entertainment industry, the English legal system would be entitled to give itself a standing...

  33. November 10, 2011

    Abramovich says he needed protection

    Roman Abramovich told the High Court on Thursday that it would have been “impossible to keep hold” of Sibneft without both...

  34. November 10, 2011

    Court hears of oligarchs’ business tactics

    Two Russians who grew extremely rich by exploiting political ties to buy assets from the state at knock-down prices are...

  35. November 2, 2011

    Abramovich questioned over tax savings

    Roman Abramovich set up companies mostly staffed by disabled people to take advantage of tax exemptions in Russia at the...

  36. October 31, 2011

    Case opens murky world of Russian business

    There was an awkward moment on Monday as Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea Football Club owner, squeezed past his former...

  37. October 31, 2011

    Abramovich admits ‘not very ethical’ actions

    Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, conceded he used business practices that were common but...

  38. October 28, 2011

    Reuben gives evidence in Abramovich court feud

    David Reuben, the billionaire property developer, told the High Court on Friday that he had to ask “Who is Roman?” during...

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