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  1. September 15, 2014

    Violence puts Ukraine ceasefire under pressure

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine continued on Monday in the worst violence between pro-Kiev forces and Russian-backed separatists...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    Guest post: Ukraine's unpalatable choices - capitulate, fight or consolidate

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the tide on the battlefield has turned...

  1. September 2, 2014

    Standoff with west reveals splinters in Putin’s Eurasia project

    Cracks are beginning to show in Vladimir Putin’s grand project to form a Eurasian union to rival the EU as Russia’s partners...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    September 1, 2014

    Special agents orange

    Sergei Gapon/AFP Soldiers of Belarus special mission unit take part in a demonstration at the cadet of the Suvorov military...

  3. August 23, 2014

    Germany urges Ukraine to accept federal solution with separatists

    Angela Merkel has urged Russia to engage in a peace plan with Ukraine’s government during her first visit to Kiev since the...

  4. August 23, 2014

    Convoy returns to Russia after Lugansk aid drop

    International observers say they have seen all 227 vehicles of Moscow’s humanitarian aid convoy to Eastern Ukraine already...

  5. August 22, 2014

    Russia defies Kiev and sends convoy into eastern Ukraine

    Kiev has accused Moscow of invading its territory, after Russia defied its neighbour and sent a humanitarian convoy across...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    August 15, 2014

    Steeplechase Zurich

    Phil Noble/Reuters Sviatlana Kudzelich of Belarus (2nd L) Natalya Vlasova of Russia (L) and Gesa-Felicitas Krause of Germany...

  7. August 11, 2014

    EU plans Russia sanctions talks with Latin America countries

    The EU plans to hold talks with countries such as Brazil and Chile to dissuade them from stepping in to replace Europe’s...

  8. July 6, 2014

    Leading Kazakh bank eyes foreign expansion

    Kazkommertsbank, Kazakhstan’s largest bank by assets, is planning an international expansion after closing a deal to take...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    July 3, 2014

    Belarus Independence haulage

    Sergei Gapon/AFP An athlete pulls a 15-tonne truck during a Truck-Pull event marking Independence Day in the Belarus capital...

  10. June 16, 2014

    Georgia ready for EU deal ‘complications’ from Russia

    Georgia is preparing for a backlash from Russia over its decision to sign a trade agreement with the EU as tensions rise in...

  11. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2014

    Morocco takes a ride on the hunt for yield

    The rush of emerging markets into euro-denominated debt continued on Friday, with Morocco issuing a €1bn 10-year bond with a...

  12. June 9, 2014

    Russia’s neighbours: Primary colours

    In the Palace of Independence in Astana, the post-Soviet capital of Kazakhstan, the three heads of state rose to their feet...

  13. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2014

    Lots of circuses, not enough bread: EM's failure to reform and invest

    Last week, Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, bafflingly announced he would sign a decree that would return to the...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2014

    Belarus plans to bring back serfdom

    Alexander Lukashenko is living up to his reputation as Europe’s last remaining dictator. The president of Belarus has...

  15. May 19, 2014

    Europe has lost the ability to shape its neighbours

    In America, they have Super Tuesday. Europe is about to have a Super Sunday, with elections for the European Parliament...

  16. The A-List

    May 14, 2014

    Tiny Kyrgyzstan feels the heat from the Ukraine crisis

    The five central Asian republics, tied to Russia’s overlordship through a welter of economic and social ties, are all...

  17. March 26, 2014

    Egypt and Russia to boost trade ties as US influence wanes

    Egypt is discussing a trade agreement with the customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, in the latest sign that...

  18. March 24, 2014

    Russian moves unsettle neighbours in Central Asia and Caucasus

    When Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, on Sunday broke ranks with Moscow to criticise its annexation of Crimea as...

  19. March 23, 2014

    Belarus, a close Russia ally, criticises Putin’s Crimea grab

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea has provoked unease among one of its closest allies, with Alexander Lukashenko, the...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Guest post: Putin grabs the Crimea but loses Ukraine

    By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has said that Russia reserves the...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * US warns Russia of Crimea poll reprisals | Moscow deploys fighter jets to Belarus after Washington moves...

  22. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * IBM factory workers strike in China | More than 1,000 workers have gone on strike at factory in China over...

  23. March 5, 2014

    Uralkali investors back renewing Belarus partnership

    The two largest shareholders in Uralkali have endorsed the logic of restarting a partnership with Belarus, opening the door...

  24. Off Message

    March 4, 2014

    When sanctions work

    The policy document on Ukraine carried by an official and photographed on Downing Street states that “the UK should not...

  25. March 3, 2014

    Gazprom: in the pipeline

    First, assume things get a lot less Brotherly. Europe took about 160bn cubic metres of its natural gas from Russia last...

  26. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    Guest post: possible knock-on effects of the Ukraine crisis

    By Timonthy Ash of Standard Bank With the dramatic events in Kiev and beyond, investors are asking what contagion risks are...

  27. beyondbrics

    February 14, 2014

    Ukraine: how stressed can you get?

    We did this a couple of days ago but here it is again: the $1.6bn bond of Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state gas company, due on...

  28. beyondbrics

    February 12, 2014

    Uralkali and Belaruskali: driven by business or politics?

    When billionaire Suleiman Kerimov and his business partners sold their stakes in Uralkali, the Russian potash miner, at the...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 10, 2014

    Uralkali: looking to jump the queue in Brazil

    Russian potash producer Uralkali has decided to invest in port infrastructure in Brazil in a move to bolster its position in...

  30. FT Alphaville

    February 5, 2014

    Hryvnia? We hardly knew ye

    Get yourselves an FX reserve-friend, we said… That’s the Ukrainian hryvnia versus the US dollar on Wednesday — via Reuters....

  31. FT Photo Diary

    January 31, 2014

    Performing hippos

    Viktor Drachev/AFP Ludmila and Tofig Akhundov perform with hippos in a circus in the Belarus capital of Minsk   ...

  32. January 27, 2014

    Europe’s fear of Russia is a rerun of Soviet mistakes

    Many Europeans believe the nascent economic union between Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia is hostile to the EU’s objectives....

  33. January 24, 2014

    Ukraine: On the front line

    Smoke drifts over Kiev’s Hrushevskoho street in a scene that resembles trench warfare. Protesters lob fire bombs and...

  34. January 17, 2014

    Viktor Yanukovich defies west on anti-protest legislation

    Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich on Friday defied intense criticism from the EU and US by signing into law anti-protest...

  35. beyondbrics

    January 11, 2014

    The Weekender, January 11

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  36. January 7, 2014

    Putin’s attempt to recreate the Soviet empire is futile

    According to Vladimir Putin, the “Eurasian Union” that the Kremlin hopes to forge with two of Russia’s southwestern...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Russia rewards Belarus with $2bn and ice hockey friendship

    Russia continues its ‘funding-for-loyalty’ initiatives aimed at former Soviet states. Just after Ukraine agreed a $20bn...

  38. January 2, 2014

    Russia-led union risks new divisions

    In Vladimir Putin’s first two terms as president, he set about turning Russia into an “energy superpower”. When the rise of...

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