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  1. August 1, 2014

    Russia’s dwindling liberal minority rails against Putin

    As the EU was giving details of its sanctions against Russia on Thursday, Russian intellectuals and human rights activists...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Vladimir Putin: Collision course

    A group of men sit in a Kamaz truck – one of those big Russian 4x4s that regularly wins the Dakar rally – speeding down a...

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  1. July 22, 2014

    Vladimir Putin starts to show the strain as outrage mounts over MH17

    The pressure on Vladimir Putin is intensifying. One of the Russian president’s most trusted economic advisers on Tuesday...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Putin ally warns on Russia’s isolationist course

    Russia’s former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, one of president Vladimir Putin’s most-trusted economic advisers, has issued...

  3. March 13, 2014

    Putin ally warns on cost of sanctions

    Russia’s respected former finance minister has delivered a stark warning that the country could soon face capital outflows...

  4. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2013

    Russia's markets: the Kudrin card

    As Russia’s economy slows, one name comes up more and more in conversations – that of Alexei Kudrin, the former finance...

  5. April 25, 2013

    ‘Good tsar’ anoints adviser on Russia’s economy

    Vladimir Putin has sought to reassure Russians that the government is putting the economy centre stage in an annual call-in...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2013

    Nabiullina: Vladimir Putin's new broom at Russia's central bank

    President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday nominated Elvira Nabiullina, his chief economic adviser (pictured), as head of Russia’s...

  7. March 4, 2013

    Central bank succession grips Russia

    For 11 years, Sergei Ignatiev has been a largely silent presence at the helm of Russia’s central bank, a tall grey figure...

  8. February 27, 2013

    Putin seeks to close US military gap

    Vladimir Putin called on Russian defence industries to close a growing security gap between Russia and the US, whom he...

  9. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2013

    Putin: time to get serious about the stock market and privatisation

    By Ben Aris of bne Russian President Vladimir Putin has started his second stint of two possible terms as president by...

  10. November 8, 2012

    Russia tightens bear hug on oil and gas

    Meeting foreign experts at his Moscow residence in October, Russian president Vladimir Putin tried to distance the Kremlin...

  11. June 18, 2012

    Russia earmarks $40bn to bolster economy

    Russia is setting aside up to $40bn for this year and next to shore up the economy in case the crisis in the eurozone...

  12. May 21, 2012

    Old faces return to new Russian cabinet

    Vladimir Putin ended two weeks of mounting uncertainty and speculation about the direction of his presidency when he...

  13. April 12, 2012

    Tax scam points to complicity of top Russian officials

    Two Moscow tax departments at the centre of a tax rebate scam worth hundreds of millions of dollars continued to disburse...

  14. April 11, 2012

    Putin urges unity to boost development

    Vladimir Putin called for national unity to overcome the political discontent that erupted before elections earlier this...

  15. March 6, 2012

    Political uncertainly hits Russian shares

    Vladimir Putin’s re-election may have been a foregone conclusion but political uncertainty over what he will do now...

  16. February 20, 2012

    Putin unveils plan to boost Russian military

    Vladimir Putin has promised a near-doubling of Russia’s defence spending over the next decade as he seeks to bolster his...

  17. January 24, 2012

    Russia: Politics and uncertainty return to Moscow

    For 12 years, the Kremlin’s machine of “managed democracy” functioned flawlessly. The cantankerous lower house of parliament...

  18. beyondbrics

    January 20, 2012

    Russia: a new rainy day fund?

    For months, Russia has managed to largely insulate itself from the Eurozone crisis. GDP rose 4.2 per cent in 2011, according...

  19. December 28, 2011

    Putin softens stance towards protesters

    Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has appeared to soften his stance towards the anti-Kremlin protest movement, telling...

  20. December 27, 2011

    Kremlin spin-doctor pays price for protests

    The Kremlin’s propaganda mastermind has become the most prominent head to roll in the Kremlin since mass protests against...

  21. December 24, 2011

    Protesters pile pressure on Putin

    Tens of thousands rallied in downtown Moscow on Saturday, calling for a rerun of disputed parliamentary elections and the...

  22. beyondbrics

    December 15, 2011

    Putin on Kudrin: he's still one of us

    Vladimir Putin’s marathon annual televised phone-in on Thursday saw the Russian prime minister in his usually confident...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2011

    Russian oligarch to challenge Putin

    One of Russia’s richest tycoons said on Monday he would run for president against Vladimir Putin in next year’s election,...

  24. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2011

    Prokhorov: deal or no deal?

    Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s announcement that he is to run in next year’s Russian presidential elections has set the...

  25. December 12, 2011

    Russian oligarch to challenge Putin

    One of Russia’s richest tycoons said on Monday he would run for president against Vladimir Putin in next year’s election,...

  26. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2011

    [snap] Prokhorov to run for president

    Mikhail Prokhorov, once the richest man in Russia, is to run for president. His announcement comes on the same day that...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2011

    Medvedev-Kudrin: friends again

    Just two weeks ago Dmitry Medvedev and Alexei Kudrin were duking it out on state television in a spat that that ended in...

  28. October 6, 2011

    Putin seeks to calm investor fears

    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister, was on the defensive on Thursday as he attempted to reassure increasingly sceptical...

  29. beyondbrics

    October 6, 2011

    Putin to investors: everything's alright

    Vladimir Putin will turn 59 on Friday with a birthday bash and in the expected company of good friends like Silvio...

  30. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2011

    Investing in Russia: uncertain times

    Vladimir Putin’s announced return to the Russian presidency on September 24 took most people by surprise- including most of...

  31. October 3, 2011

    Putin’s return puts future in doubt

    For the Kremlin to do something utterly predictable is quite rare. For this reason, the return of Vladimir Putin as Russia’s...

  32. September 30, 2011

    Russia’s future

    Even before the abrupt job swap announced last week between Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry...

  33. September 30, 2011

    Medvedev turns to TV to shore up authority

    Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, has attempted to shore up his authority with a television appearance defending his...

  34. September 28, 2011

    Russia: Out of the shadows

    It was supposed to be the stitch-up to end all stitch-ups. On Saturday Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister, and Dmitry...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 28, 2011

    Stepping into Kudrin's shoes

    If the Kremlin was looking to calm investors after the abrupt exit of Alexei Kudrin as finance minister, it could have done...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 28, 2011

    New York headlines

    * Cairn within reach of Indian sale * Anadarko sounds out Brazil buyers * Moscow moves to calm investors * Anonymous accuses...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 28, 2011

    London headlines

    * Cairn within reach of Indian sale * Anadarko sounds out Brazil buyers * Moscow moves to calm investors * Anonymous accuses...

  38. September 27, 2011

    Ousted Kudrin hits out at Russian budget

    Russia’s ousted finance minister has stepped up his confrontation with the Kremlin, lashing out at increased budget spending...

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