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    1. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Russia delays Bashneft sale in privatisation setback

      Russia has postponed the sale of Bashneft, the oil company that was meant to be the crown jewel of the government’s...

    2. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Foreign Office updates guidance for Britons in Nice

      The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued updated its guidelines for British citizens in France following the...

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    1. June 10, 2016

      Medvedev’s gaffe shines light on poor state of Russia economy

      A careless remark by Dmitry Medvedev is coming back to haunt the Russian prime minister as marketing experts seek to...

    2. June 1, 2016

      Russian Eurobond sale fails to draw the sting of sanctions

      Two contrasting images of Russia were on display at the start of last week. Moscow made a bold return to international...

    3. April 19, 2016

      Russia orders companies to pay higher dividends to state

      Russia has ordered its state-controlled companies, including gas giant Gazprom, to pay at least 50 per cent of their...

    4. March 7, 2016

      Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ to replace Swedish chief executive

      AvtoVAZ will replace its Swedish chief executive as Russia’s largest carmaker seeks a restructuring amid falling sales...

    5. February 18, 2016

      Putin bombs and the west blinks

      The contest at the Munich security conference pitted the ruthless cynicism of Vladimir Putin’s Russia against the...

    6. February 16, 2016

      OSCE chief warns against erosion of Nato-Russia ties

      The system of checks and balances that has maintained the military concord between Nato and Russia is breaking apart,...

    7. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Ukraine bans Russian truck freight in tit-for-tat move

      Ukraine’s pro-western ruling coalition may be on the verge of collapse, but that has not stopped the war-scarred and...

    8. February 13, 2016

      Dmitry Medvedev warns of ‘new cold war’

      The world had entered a “new cold war,” Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday, as he held out an...

    9. January 22, 2016

      The blunt weapon of sanctions needs a little oil

      One of the comic sights in Tehran for years has been the way that small restaurants have reinvented the great brands of...

    10. January 12, 2016

      Russia to cut expenditure by 10%

      Russia is slashing budget expenditure by 10 per cent as it scrambles to cope with lower revenues following the latest...

    11. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Oil plunge prompts tough new Russian cuts

      Russia is slashing budget expenditure by 10 per cent as it scrambles to cope with lower revenues following the latest...

    12. January 7, 2016

      Bolshoi Babylon — film review: ‘Privileged pandemonium’

      Bolshoi Babylon is a battle drama with a difference. The whole damn place apparently — the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, and...

    13. January 2, 2016

      Putin names Nato among threats in new Russian security strategy

      Russia has designated Nato’s activities a threat to its national security and accused the US of pursuing a policy of...

    14. December 9, 2015

      Russia threatens to sue Ukraine after IMF vote on rescue cash

      Russia lashed out against the International Monetary Fund and the Ukrainian government on Wednesday as it prepares for...

    15. November 9, 2015

      Russia edges towards bomb as cause of Sinai plane crash

      Russia edged closer on Monday night to identifying a bomb as the cause for the plane crash on November 1 as Dmitry...

    16. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2015

      Will Russia's liberal technocrats restructure its oil industry?

      For both liberals and conservatives in the Russian government, western sanctions and oil price volatility present new...

    17. September 8, 2015

      Interest rate rise: Russia scrambles to address uncertainty

      Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed last week that the country formulate budgets for only one year instead...

    18. August 23, 2015

      Russia piles pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has resumed pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency in an effort to prevent global market...

    19. August 23, 2015

      Japan protests after Russia PM visits disputed islands

      Japan has protested bitterly after Russia’s prime minister visited a disputed island in a row that threatens improved...

    20. August 22, 2015

      Medvedev says Russia will boost forex flows to support rouble

      ITURUP ISLAND, RUSSIA August 22 — Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday that the government and...

    21. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

    22. May 11, 2015

      We Russians need better ideas for life after Putin

      For a brief moment during the four-year presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, Russians like me hoped that our country might...

    23. January 24, 2015

      World leaders pay respects to the late Saudi king

      World leaders are congregating in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,...

    24. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the...

    25. December 23, 2014

      Ukraine moves closer to Nato bid

      Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday voted to scrap the war-torn country’s “nonaligned” status, taking it a step closer to a...

    26. December 23, 2014

      Moscow orders state-owned exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has ordered five large state-owned exporters including Rosneft and Gazprom to sell their foreign...

    27. 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...

    28. October 22, 2014

      Europe strives to wean itself off dependence on Russian gas

      An interim gas deal between Ukraine and Russia has been in the works. If a new price and a timetable for paying off...

    29. October 21, 2014

      ‘Business is held hostage by politics’

      This is the transcript of the last speech by Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of Total, given shortly before his...

    30. October 12, 2014

      Chinese lenders grow wary of Russia

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev start talks on Monday that are expected to...

    31. September 18, 2014

      Sanctions extend influence of hardmen in Putin’s Kremlin

      Russia’s business community and economic officials are in shock over the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of the...

    32. September 11, 2014

      Russia threatens to cap western car and clothing imports

      Russia threatened to escalate a growing trade dispute between the Kremlin and the EU, saying it could cap western car...

    33. August 7, 2014

      Russian sanctions and the west

      Since the US and its European allies ramped up sanctions on Russia last week in response to its persistent...

    34. August 7, 2014

      Russia threatens to go beyond food sanctions

      Fears of a damaging trade war between Russia and the west grew as Moscow banned imports of a wide range of agricultural...

    35. June 16, 2014

      Russia cuts off gas supplies to Ukraine

      Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine for the third time in eight years on Monday, adding an economic dimension to an...

    36. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2014

      Russians line up for cheap flights to Crimea

      As international budget airlines begin to make headway in the Russian market, Aeroflot has launched its own version of...

    37. May 16, 2014

      Russian regulator threatens to block Twitter

      Russia’s internet regulator has threatened to block Twitter, in the most detailed warning on the options Moscow is...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 8, 2014

      Guest post: Putin's Russia and the inevitable tightening of the screws

      By Maya Rostowska of PISM At a recent conference in Moscow, participants – most of them activists, regional-level...

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