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  1. 22 hours ago

    Yukos investors await ruling in $100bn claim against Russia

    The ruling in a $100bn damages claim against Russia by shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company will be revealed on...

  2. June 25, 2014

    Yukos ruling casts cloud over Russia’s summer of gains

    No sooner has the Moscow stock market erased all its losses since Russia annexed Crimea in March than up pops the latest...

  1. April 28, 2014

    Igor Sechin: Russia’s second most powerful man

    In adding Igor Sechin, chief executive of state-owned oil company Rosneft, to the list of sanctioned Russian officials, the...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    Guest post: to punish Putin, the LSE should delist Rosneft

    By Bruce Misamore, former CFO of Yukos As the world flails about looking for ways to get Russia’s attention over the Ukraine...

  3. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest Post: Parsing Putin's thinking on Ukraine

    By Christopher Granville, Director of Russia Research, Trusted Sources For investors exposed to Russia and the wider market...

  4. January 23, 2014

    Khodorkovsky’s business partner to be freed from jail

    Platon Lebedev, one of the closest associates of recently-freed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is set to be released...

  5. January 16, 2014

    Amnesty will do little to improve Russia business climate

    How should the business community view the pre-Christmas release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the oligarch who had been jailed...

  6. January 12, 2014

    The pursuit of Yukos’ wealth

    When Leonid Nevzlin, the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, met the one-time Russian tycoon after his release...

  7. January 10, 2014

    Khodorkovsky travels to Israel to meet former Yukos partners

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky has met former business partners in Israel, in an indication that the one-time Russian tycoon is...

  8. The World

    December 23, 2013

    Why Khodorkovsky's release does not herald change in Russia

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Getty) As Mikhail Khodorkovsky enters a fourth day of freedom in Berlin after his stunning release...

  9. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    The Micex tapering/Khordo bounce

    Micex index | Source: Reuters It’s just under 5,000 miles from Washington DC to Moscow, but two very different press...

  10. The World

    December 19, 2013

    Khodorkovsky manoeuvre is vintage Putin

    The manoeuvre was vintage Putin. After answering journalists’ questions for four hours and five minutes in an annual press...

  11. December 18, 2013

    Russia approves prisoner amnesty for Pussy Riot and Greenpeace

    Russia is set to free prisoners from some of the country’s most controversial and headline-grabbing cases after parliament...

  12. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    Guest post: Yukos and state-sponsored corruption in Russia

    By Bruce Misamore Ten years ago this month my friend and business colleague, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was arrested at gunpoint...

  13. October 24, 2013

    One day in the life of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    The last time I interviewed Mikhail Khodorkovsky, I came away fearing for his life. Russia’s one-time richest man was...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 24, 2013

    Russia: the dwindling employees of the big state

    Workers of Russia - go private! Who wants to work for Putin? Fewer and fewer people, according to Russian statistics. From...

  15. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2013

    Russia: tech leaders mobilise behind Navalny

    Businessmen in Russia tend to steer clear of politics fearing reprisals from the Kremlin. But in a landmark event more than...

  16. August 6, 2013

    Russian court cuts Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s prison sentence

    Russia’s supreme court on Tuesday cut the prison sentences of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business...

  17. June 6, 2013

    Sergei Guriev says climate of oppression deepening in Russia

    One of Russia’s highest-profile political exiles has highlighted a climate of deepening oppression and corruption in Russia,...

  18. May 30, 2013

    Inside Business: Rosneft minority investors deserve better

    Rosneft’s $55bn takeover of TNK-BP in March was in many ways a step forward for Russian business and corporate governance....

  19. May 29, 2013

    Prominent economist flees Russia

    A prominent economist has stood down from a number of his posts and left Russia after being interviewed by police...

  20. April 23, 2013

    Rosneft to lift valuation before share sale

    Igor Sechin, chief executive of Rosneft, has outlined his ambitions to sell further shares in the state-controlled Russian...

  21. April 2, 2013

    Rosneft: supermajor in the making?

    Is Rosneft a supermajor in the making or a teddy bear with a weight problem? Igor Sechin, chief executive of the Russian oil...

  22. 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...

  23. March 17, 2013

    Deripaska hits out over Russia’s ills

    For a businessman renowned for steering clear of politics, Oleg Deripaska, chief executive of Rusal, is unusually frank...

  24. February 12, 2013

    Super successful know when to pounce

    What trait is it that distinguishes the super rich from ordinary entrepreneurs? It is not intelligence, hard work or...

  25. beyondbrics

    December 21, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Emerging stocks drop most in six weeks on U.S. budget * BlackRock sees distortions in country ratings seeking S&P change *...

  26. December 20, 2012

    Khodorkovsky to be freed early in 2014

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Yukos chief and once Russia’s richest man who was sent to an Arctic prison camp after he...

  27. beyondbrics

    December 20, 2012

    Khodorkovsky: out sooner, but still fighting

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky could walk free in 2014 following a decision by a Moscow court to reduce the tycoon’s jail sentence by...

  28. December 9, 2012

    YPF’s seasoned hand in charge of relaunch

    Miguel Galuccio certainly knows his way around the geopolitical sensitivities of Latin American oil. The 44-year-old had a...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 11, 2012

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Delistings worry for managers Delistings from exchanges in Greece, Ireland and other...

  30. November 11, 2012

    Investors seek rewards in Russia despite risks

    Time passes fast in the investment world. BP’s recent deal with Rosneft would have seemed unthinkable even five years ago...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2012

    Further reading: Che who?

    Thursday’s picks from the BB team: how Putin’s Valdai Discussion Club has changed; Fidel lives on, but Che is fading; and...

  32. beyondbrics

    October 24, 2012

    TNK-BP: rolling back Russian privatisation?

    State-owned Rosneft buys TNK-BP Photo Bloomberg Russia’s government did its best on Wednesday to affirm its continued...

  33. 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...

  34. October 17, 2012

    Russia energy landscape faces whirlwind

    Igor Sechin is closing in on a deal that could catapult the chief executive of Russia’s Rosneft into Big Oil’s premier...

  35. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2012

    TNK-BP / Rosneft: turning the clock back to 1993

    The outline agreement by BP’s billionaire partners in TNK-BP to sell their stake to Rosneft for about $28bn is a very big...

  36. October 9, 2012

    Sechin’s hard sell at western investors

    It is late evening in London and, laptop in hand, Igor Sechin is rattling through a line-up of senior new hires at Rosneft,...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2012

    Corporate watch: an appetite for Apatit

    PhosAgro, the London-listed Russian phosphate fertiliser maker, completed the purchase of the government’s 26.7 per cent...

  38. August 9, 2012

    Russian evolution – Reshaping Putin’s oil industry

    Russia’s oil industry has been through two great evolutions since the collapse of communism. Now it is entering its third....

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