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    1. May 8, 2016

      Kudrin’s resurrection fails to damp doubts on Russian reforms

      Alexei Kudrin, a former finance minister, was last month asked by Vladimir Putin to draw up a new economic strategy for...

    2. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Putin says Russia to return to growth next year

      Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, says the country will return to economic growth next year after three consecutive...

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    1. The World 2012

      Confronting an age of austerity...
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    1. April 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin tells Russians worst of economic crisis is over

      Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the state of the economy, wages and pensions in his annual marathon...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Russia: Left out in the cold

      There were still thick crusts of dirty snow piled up on the edges of the pavement outside Krasnopresnenskaya, a Metro...

    3. December 22, 2014

      Russia faces full-blown crisis, says Kudrin

      Russia faces a “full-blown economic crisis” next year that will trigger a series of defaults and the loss of its...

    4. November 7, 2014

      Rouble’s wobbles send tremors though Putin’s Kremlin

      The night before the rouble took its worst beating so far this year, Russian president Vladimir Putin convened an...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. December 26, 2011

      Protesters pile pressure on Putin

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. October 17, 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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