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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. - European Energy

      The conflict betweeen Russia and Ukraine has underlined the competing claims of the EU...
    2. Central and Eastern Europe: Technology & Innovation 2013

      Innovation in IT is replacing the heavy industries of the Soviet era, but there must b...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. April 22, 2014

      Russia looks for economic self-reliance

      Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s prime minister, told parliamentarians that faced with the threat of more sanctions the...

    17. April 22, 2014

      Kiev accuses separatists of torture

      Ukraine’s acting president late on Tuesday ordered a fresh crackdown on pro-Russian separatists in the east of the...

    18. April 20, 2014

      How Obama lost friends and influence in the Brics

      When Barack Obama took office, he pledged a new overture to the world’s emerging powers. Today each of the Brics –...

    19. April 9, 2014

      Russia presses Kiev on gas as armed stand-off continues

      Russia threatened to force Ukraine’s cash-strapped government to pay in advance for its gas imports, adding fresh...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2014

      Holiday in Crimea, Moscow tells Russians

      A wave of patriotism is sweeping Russia following the annexation of Crimea. But will the euphoria last long enough to...

    21. March 24, 2014

      Kiev orders troops out of Crimea as Moscow sends in the rouble

      As Ukraine ordered the withdrawal of its remaining armed forces from Crimea on Monday Moscow sent in the rouble, moving...

    22. March 21, 2014

      Russia threatens to raise Ukraine gas prices as Kiev signs EU deal

      Russia’s prime minister on Friday threatened to raise Ukrainian gas prices and sue the country for $11bn in arrears,...

    23. March 19, 2014

      Obama forced to focus on new Russian threat

      Six months before his 2012 re-election, President Barack Obama was caught on microphone talking to his then Russian...

    24. March 4, 2014

      Gazprom to raise Ukraine gas prices

      Gazprom will raise gas prices for Ukraine from the start of next month because the country has failed to pay its debts,...

    25. The A-List

      February 27, 2014

      Russia should avoid raising the stakes over Ukraine

      The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi may have proved a distraction for Russia and its president, even as events in Ukraine...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2014

      Ukraine: time for Gazprom to enter the stage?

      As the dust settles after the ousting of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, few doubt that Moscow is ready to...

    27. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2014

      Russian privatisation: it's back, sort of

      Investors look to Dmitry Medvedev (left) to champion the cause for privatization. But Russia’s prime minister hardly...

    28. February 4, 2014

      Russia: After the party

      Oleg Shklyaruk strokes the sleeve of his azure uniform with pride as he describes how he gave up his job at an...

    29. January 29, 2014

      Moscow puts Ukraine bailout on hold until new cabinet is formed

      Russia’s president Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that Moscow would wait until Ukraine formed a new government...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      January 3, 2014

      Putin and Medvedev hit the slopes

      Alexei Nikolsy/AFP Vladimir Putin (left), president of Russia, and Dmitry Medvedev (centre), prime minister, ride in a...

    31. November 27, 2013

      Putin tightens grip on legal system

      Russia has abolished its highest commercial court and given president Vladimir Putin more power over prosecutors in...

    32. November 25, 2013

      Mechel agrees covenant holiday with foreign creditors

      Mechel has reached agreement with a syndicate of foreign banks on a covenant holiday until the end of 2014, alleviating...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2013

      Ukraine: gas war averted, but is EU deal on?

      Ukraine has stepped back from the brink of another gas war with Russia and resumed gas imports from its powerful...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 1, 2013

      Slowly but surely, Novatek is breaking Gazprom's gas monopoly

      As Russia moves to liberalise liquefied natural gas exports, foreign companies are getting serious about buying gas...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2013

      Rosneft-CNPC: getting cosy

      Rosneft has agreed to allow CNPC to help develop east Siberian oil resources in a move that underscores deepening...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2013

      The week ahead: Oct 21-27

      The week ahead in emerging markets: Q3 earnings season kicks into high gear with McDonald’s, China Mobile, America...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 30, 2013

      Rosneft and TNK-BP minorities: playing nice?

      Be nice to the little guy Rosneft has finally caved in to pressure and offered to buy out minority shareholders in...

    38. September 27, 2013

      Rosneft changes tack on TNK-BP minority buyout offer

      Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin has offered to buyout the minority shareholders of TNK-BP, six months after the Russian...

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