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    1. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      Guest post: US sanctions - can they work?

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The US government rolled out another round of sanctions on Russia today – its third –...

    2. March 20, 2014

      EU and US sanctions list: profiles of the targets

      The US and EU this week ratcheted up the pressure on Russia over the crisis in Crimea by imposing sanctions on leading...

    1. November 20, 2012

      Russia’s fraud probe team raids homes

      Russian investigators raided the homes of two people at the top of a state telecoms group on Tuesday, as a Kremlin-backed...

    2. The World

      November 12, 2012

      Squabbles and sackings hit the Russian elite

      (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images) “There were endless squabbles, denunciations and eavesdropping, oaths of eternal friendships...

    3. September 22, 2011

      Election uncertainty leaves Russia paralysed

      With six months to go before presidential elections, Russia’s political class continues to be captivated by the “2012...

    4. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2011

      Russia's satellite: lost in space

      For the past week, Russian aerospace and defence companies, and the prime minister himself, have been trying to bring...

    5. April 6, 2011

      Kremlin’s top dogs tussle for poll position

      Russian politics, Churchill said, is like watching two dogs fighting under a carpet. Lately, however, Russia’s top political...

    6. March 21, 2011

      Medvedev and Putin clash over Libya

      Libya became an arena for battle within Russia’s ruling “tandem” on Monday after comments by the prime minister, Vladimir...

    7. May 20, 2010

      Iran tests Russia-China diplomacy

      Facing a fast-changing dilemma this week over Iran's nuclear ambitions, China and Russia appear to be trying to have it both...

    8. May 19, 2010

      Iran tests Russia-China diplomacy

      Facing a fast-changing dilemma this week over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, China and Russia appear to be trying to have it both...

    9. April 13, 2010

      Russians blame pilot error for Polish jet crash

      Russia said yesterday the air crash in Smolensk that killed the Polish president and scores of other senior officials...

    10. April 13, 2010

      Black box data reveal warning to Polish pilots

      Polish pilots of the government airliner that crashed on Saturday in Smolensk, killing the country's president and other...

    11. April 13, 2010

      Russia blames pilot error for Polish jet crash

      Russia said yesterday the air crash in Smolensk that killed the Polish president and scores of other senior officials...

    12. April 12, 2010

      Russia cites pilot error in Polish jet crash

      National mourning: shipyard workers in Gdansk pay their respects to those killed in the crash Russia said on Monday the air...

    13. June 7, 2009

      Russian bond defaults

      “Investing with the state” no longer seems such a low-risk Russian strategy. Even after the Kremlin backtracked from its...

    14. March 2, 2009

      St Petersburg weathers the storm

      Many Russians choose to go outside the country to do their MBAs but there is still a handful of domestic schools with...

    15. February 9, 2009

      New regime, same Munich excuses

      The annual Munich Security Conference is a bit like an old boys’ club, where the great and good of the Atlantic alliance...

    16. February 9, 2009

      Moscow warms to Biden's overture

      Russia responded warmly yesterday to the Obama administration's offer to put US relations with the country on an improved...

    17. February 9, 2009

      US spells out Afghan support list

      The Obama administration yesterday spelt out for the first time the requests it was making to European leaders for a...

    18. February 9, 2009

      Afghan war tougher than Iraq, warns US

      President Barack Obama's national security aides gave a bleak warning about the conflict in Afghanistan yesterday as they...

    19. February 8, 2009

      Moscow warms to Biden’s overture

      Russia responded warmly on Sunday to the Obama administration’s offer to put US relations with the country on an improved...

    20. January 30, 2009

      Russia plans to bolster outpost in Abkhazia with airbase

      Russia yesterday stepped up plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia,...

    21. January 30, 2009

      Russia plans to bolster outpost in Abkhazia with airbase

      Russia yesterday stepped up plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia,...

    22. January 30, 2009

      Russia steps up plans for Abkhazia air base

      Russia stepped up yesterday plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia's break-away region of Abkhazia,...

    23. January 29, 2009

      Russia plans to bolster Abkhazia outpost

      Russia on Thursday stepped up plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia,...

    24. January 29, 2009

      Russia’s plan in Abkhazia worries Nato

      Nato member states are concerned by Russia’s decision to build a naval base in the breakaway territory of Abkhazia, a move...

    25. September 3, 2008

      Accept that confronting Russia is not an option

      From Prof Zaki Laidi. Sir, You insist (“EU must be united and firm on Russia” editorial, September 1) that the old European...

    26. May 13, 2008

      Russia makes its political moves

      As if moving pieces around a chessboard, Russia's new president Dmitry Medvedev and prime minister Vladimir Putin on Monday...

    27. February 12, 2008

      Between the lines: Russia warns against game of Balkan dominoes

      The annual Munich security conference is a splendid occasion that assembles the cream of the military and political...

    28. February 11, 2008

      Kosovo called Pandora's box

      Sergei Ivanov, first deputy prime minister of Russia, said yesterday that recognition of an independent Kosovo by European...

    29. February 7, 2008

      Kremlin moves to regain control of business

      Moscow is this year fielding an army of officials to retake key posts on the boards of the biggest companies, as the...

    30. February 7, 2008

      Kremlin moves to regain control of business

      Moscow is this year fielding an army of officials to retake key posts on the boards of the biggest companies, as the Kremlin...

    31. December 11, 2007

      An apparatchik president?

      For a man who spent his formative years in the murky world of espionage, Vladimir Putin has proved quite a political...

    32. December 11, 2007

      Medvedev's liberal outlook likely to cheer western states

      As Dmitry Medvedev settled back in his chair at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, he could feel satisfied. His...

    33. December 11, 2007

      Heir to Russia Inc drawn from reformists' ranks

      The anointment of Dmitry Medvedev as heir apparent to Vladimir Putin is, on the face of it, confirmation of continuity in...

    34. December 11, 2007

      Heir to Russia Inc mixes ruthlessness with diplomacy

      The anointment of Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's first deputy prime minister, as heir apparent to Vladimir Putin is, on the face...

    35. December 11, 2007

      Medvedev's liberal outlook likely to cheer western states

      As Dmitry Medvedev settled back in his chair at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, he could feel satisfied. His...

    36. December 11, 2007

      Putin backs liberal as favoured successor

      Vladimir Putin yesterday backed Dmitry Medvedev, a relatively pro-western liberal, as his favoured candidate to be Russia's...

    37. December 10, 2007

      Liberal outlook likely to cheer west

      As Dmitry Medvedev settled back into his chair at January’s World Economic Forum in Davos, he could feel satisfied. His...

    38. December 10, 2007

      Ruthlessness mixed with diplomacy

      The anointment of Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, as heir apparent to Vladimir Putin is, on the face...

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