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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      Europe has long had some of the world’s most ambitious climate change targets, giving ...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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 –...

    32. April 10, 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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