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  1. April 13, 2014

    LSO/Valery Gergiev, Barbican, London – review

    Russian music is much in the London Symphony Orchestra’s sights this month – as it has been since Valery Gergiev became...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    April 11, 2014

    Masters tournament in full swing

    Mike Segar/Reuters Spain’s Sergio Garcia hits a shot on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf...

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  1. April 6, 2014

    Dover Quartet and other artists, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia – review

    It was a good week for the viola at the Savannah Music Festival, and the mandolin did rather well too. Two concerts anchored...

  2. March 27, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Old constraints spike Kremlin’s firepower

    From armour and kit to structure and logistics, the Kremlin has for six years been on a mission to transform Russia’s...

  3. The A-List

    March 25, 2014

    Thanks to Vladimir Putin’s Crimea incursion, Nato will stand the test of time

    Early next month, just a few days after President Barack Obama visits its Brussels headquarters this week, Nato will turn...

  4. 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...

  5. March 23, 2014

    Europe needs to play the long game on sanctions

    I have not been the biggest supporter of the European Council in the past few years, particularly over its calamitous...

  6. March 21, 2014

    Putin bites at the west where his predecessors growled

    In the antechamber of Vladimir Putin’s presidential office in the Kremlin hangs a large portrait of Nicholas I, who ruled...

  7. March 21, 2014

    EU adds new names to visa bans

    The EU decided to take only incremental new measures to punish Russia for this week’s annexation of Crimea, adding 12 names...

  8. March 17, 2014

    TeliaSonera faces US probes on Uzbekistan corruption allegations

    TeliaSonera is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over corruption allegations in Uzbekistan in a...

  9. March 7, 2014

    The Lockhart, London

    My one and only trip to the southern states of America left very strong and very happy memories. There were breakfasts in...

  10. March 7, 2014

    Spotlight on French military deal with Russia

    Calls for sanctions against Moscow for its actions in Ukraine have cast a spotlight on a controversial €1.2bn contract with...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest Post: Parsing Putin's thinking on Ukraine

    By Christopher Granville, Director of Russia Research, Trusted Sources For investors exposed to Russia and the wider market...

  12. March 3, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: My sense of déjà vu as the west appeases Putin

    The Olympic Games seem to bring out President Vladimir Putin’s fondness for revanchism. In 2008 I was on my way to the...

  13. The World

    March 3, 2014

    Why Crimea matters to Russia

    Vladimir’s Putin’s decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine and seize control of Crimea has thrown the spotlight onto...

  14. March 2, 2014

    Rouble likely to be casualty of conflict

    Traders were bracing themselves for a sharp fall for both the rouble and Russian markets on Monday morning as investors...

  15. March 2, 2014

    Russian troops stick to a tried and tested script

    Soldiers in unmarked uniforms at airports and military bases. Supply routes cut off. Expansive – and supposedly unrelated –...

  16. February 28, 2014

    Crimea tensions echo Georgia of 2008

    With armed men taking over Crimean airports, Russian helicopters flying low over the peninsula and Russian marines...

  17. beyondbrics

    February 28, 2014

    Guest post: some questions about Ukraine

    By Ulrich Schmid of the University of St Gallen Is Ukraine breaking apart? There is a clichéd view of a Europe-oriented...

  18. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Ukraine: recent history points to economic pain

    If recent examples of revolution and politcal transition are anything to go by, Ukraine is in for a nasty shock in terms of...

  19. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Guest post: Putin is not about to give up on Ukraine

    By David Clark of the Russia Foundation As this week’s sabre-rattling shows, Vladimir Putin is seething. The Winter Olympics...

  20. February 23, 2014

    The hour of Kiev and Europe

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe again echoes to the sound and fury of revolution. Back in 1989...

  21. 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...

  22. February 17, 2014

    Georgian conviction of Saakashvili ally raises fears over justice

    Georgia’s former prime minister has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of embezzlement and abuse of office,...

  23. February 14, 2014

    Bottle fight: Novelty v classic wines

    In May this year, Marks & Spencer will be launching a Japanese white wine in its smartest stores and online. Sol Lucet 2012...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    February 12, 2014

    Plowing through in Atlanta

    David Tulis/AP A snow plow clears downtown lanes on Interstate 75/85 during a winter storm on Wednesday in Atlanta. ...

  25. Brussels Blog

    February 10, 2014

    Ukraine & Eastern Europe: leaked 'non-paper'

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, with Ukrainian opposition leaders in Kiev last week One of the lingering...

  26. beyondbrics

    February 9, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 10-14

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Syrian peace talks, a Brics scientific conference, Islamic financiers meet in London and...

  27. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    Abkhazia: close to Sochi, far from the Olympics

    On Friday, February 7, many residents of Abkhazia will be able to see the glow of the opening fireworks at the Sochi Winter...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 30, 2014

    Not all securitisation bankers are evil - some are just slow

    This occasional Alphaville contributor just got back from a prolonged reporting stint in Las Vegas. On the agenda was not...

  29. January 23, 2014

    CNN cuts more than 40 journalists

    CNN has cut more than 40 senior journalists from its newsgathering operation – including a producer who was two weeks away...

  30. January 16, 2014

    Polar vortex spurs wave of US gas demand

    Americans pulled a record amount of natural gas from underground US storage last week as they sought warmth in the face of a...

  31. beyondbrics

    December 14, 2013

    The Weekender, December 14

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

  32. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    Georgia's Christmas trees: best in the world but of little benefit to Georgia

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian president ousted at October’s elections after a decade of liberal market reform, had mixed...

  33. Material World

    December 13, 2013

    Daughters also rise: Virginie Courtin-Clarins reshapes Mugler with David Koma

    Getty Images Delphine Arnault, aka the woman who is doing all that designer wooing/moving at LVMH (think Nicolas Ghesquière...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 2, 2013

    Armenians protest in support of Ukraine, against "USSR"

    There have been noisy and occasionally violent protests in Yerevan to mark a visit by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, on...

  35. November 29, 2013

    EU scolds Russia for Ukraine interference

    The EU issued a stern rebuke over Russian interference on Friday after Ukraine failed to sign a hoped-for deal to integrate...

  36. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2013

    Moldova and Georgia: facing a clash with Russia over EU?

    In the approach to Thursday and Friday’s EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, all eyes have been on Ukraine as its...

  37. November 28, 2013

    EU puts brave face on ‘Eastern Partnership’

    The EU’s “Eastern Partnership” summit in Vilnius beginning on Thursday night was supposed to celebrate landmark trade and...

  38. beyondbrics

    November 24, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 25-30

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Putin visits the Pope and the EU eastern partnership summit in Lithuania: Georgia and...

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