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      Cost of Russia’s bank bailout surges as weaker rouble bites

      Russia trebled the size of its bailout of troubled lender Trust Bank to Rbs99bn ($1.9bn) on Friday, laying bare the growing...

    2. December 25, 2014

      Moscow seeks to reassure public that rouble crisis is over

      The Russian government sought to reassure the public that the country’s currency crisis was over, but warned of economic...

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    1. beyondbrics

      December 22, 2014

      Rout of the rouble hits Thai tourism

      By Daniel Gallucci Half a world away from snowy Moscow, Russia’s deepening economic crisis is reverberating upon the...

    2. 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...

    3. December 21, 2014

      Russia blocks Facebook protest page

      Russia has blocked a Facebook page calling for a protest in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as the Kremlin...

    4. December 20, 2014

      CBR shows how not to intervene

      Never before has Russia’s central bank been so much in the spotlight. In the space of just 29 hours — from 10am on Monday,...

    5. December 19, 2014

      Through the looking glass: the Kremlin struggles to restore calm

      At a lengthy news conference in Moscow on Thursday, Vladimir Putin fielded a question about his status as Russia’s most...

    6. December 18, 2014

      The most popular stories of 2014

      These were the most popular stories on FT.com this year. Russia, China, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Scottish...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      December 18, 2014

      Sailors aboard the Smolny

      Sailors on board Russian Navy frigate Smolny as the ship leaves the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, in...

    8. December 18, 2014

      Sistema shares soar on Putin comments

      Shares in Sistema more than doubled on Thursday as Russian president Vladimir Putin said charges against its billionaire...

    9. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Live blog: Vladimir Putin's annual press conference

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 12:51 on 18 Dec 2014.Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his...

    10. The A-List

      December 18, 2014

      Putin's limited options to halt the crisis

      Reports of Apple’s decision to suspend its sales in Russia pending a review of pricing occasioned by “extreme fluctuations...

    11. December 17, 2014

      Russian investigators release billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov

      Russian investigators have released billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov — whose oil company, Bashneft, had been nationalised —...

    12. December 16, 2014

      Rouble collapse prompts Moscow shopping spree

      Russians hurried to change their savings and pensions into dollars and euros while also stocking up on furniture and...

    13. December 16, 2014

      Wall St retreats amid Russia turmoil

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Wall Street rallied early in the US session, led by gains on energy shares, but stocks retreated later in...

    14. FT Alphaville

      December 15, 2014

      Rouble, re-routed

      Now competing with forecasts of the 10-year US Treasury yield for the Biggest Miss of 2014, predictions for changes in the...

    15. December 15, 2014

      Moscow lifts interest rate to 17%

      Russia’s Central Bank has raised its main interest rate from 10.5 per cent to 17 per cent in the middle of the Moscow night,...

    16. December 12, 2014

      Bob Dudley sets course to navigate BP through latest storm

      Bob Dudley speaks rarely about his flight from Russia after a feud with the authorities and BP’s business partners. The...

    17. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Guest post: Russia and China - Friends or 'frenemies'?

      By Joseph Dobbs, European Leadership Network Russian aggression towards Ukraine this past year has seen Vladimir Putin, the...

    18. December 9, 2014

      Hungary and Russia confirm nuclear deal

      Hungary awarded nuclear energy contracts worth at least €6bn to a Russian state owned company on Tuesday, formalising a...

    19. December 9, 2014

      Sun sets on Russians’ upmarket trips abroad

      Marina Kolesnik, chief executive of the popular Russian booking site Travel.ru, used to send her clients to far-flung...

    20. December 6, 2014

      François Hollande meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow

      French president François Hollande and Russian president Vladimir Putin said they believed they could help resolve the...

    21. December 5, 2014

      Sistema investors fear Bashneft dividend seizure

      Shares in Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s Sistema Group fell more than 35 per cent this week, amid growing concern that Russian...

    22. December 5, 2014

      Ukraine’s rebel republics

      To get a sense of what life is like these days in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, roam the corridors of Donetsk...

    23. December 4, 2014

      Grozny terror attack shatters fragile stability in Chechnya

      At least 10 gunmen and as many police officers died in a gun battle in the Chechen capital of Grozny early on Thursday,...

    24. December 4, 2014

      The mild-mannered lawyer who grew a global colossus

      When Bob Dell first became chairman of Latham & Watkins, the US-headquartered law firm, the internet was yet to permeate...

    25. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Ukraine turns towards Nato, increasing tension between Russia and west

      “Today it is clear that Ukraine’s non-aligned status, proclaimed in 2010, cannot guarantee our security and territorial...

    26. December 2, 2014

      Anger and dismay as Russia scraps $50bn gas plan

      Eastern European nations reacted with shock and anger to Russia’s decision to abandon South Stream, its $50bn gas pipeline...

    27. December 2, 2014

      Moscow expects recession in 2015

      Russia’s government has forecast that Western sanctions and lower oil prices will push its economy into recession next year,...

    28. December 2, 2014

      Putin loses face with cancellation of ‘pharaonic’ South Stream

      For Vladimir Putin, the decision to scrap the flagship South Stream project was a rare loss of face. The Kremlin had...

    29. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Could the "cancelled" South Stream pipeline be revived?

      Vladimir Putin seemed pretty emphatic on Monday that Russia would stop construction of the South Stream gas pipeline,...

    30. December 2, 2014

      Finland and Russia deepen energy ties

      Finland and Russia are to increase their energy co-operation after state-backed companies signed a deal on hydroelectric and...

    31. beyondbrics

      December 1, 2014

      Guest post: can Russia ride out cheap oil and the falling rouble?

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The drop in the oil price has been long coming but the surprise over the speed and extent...

    32. December 1, 2014

      Pro-EU parties secure election victory in Moldova

      Pro-EU parties have won a narrow victory in Moldova’s parliamentary election, but face tough coalition negotiations to form...

    33. November 28, 2014

      The Hotel Moskva’s five-star makeover

      Alexey Shchusev was one of the most distinguished architects of the Soviet era, a designer of projects from the Russian...

    34. November 28, 2014

      Russia’s winter florals

      In an image world dominated by “selfies” and portraits, the photographs of Russian artist Olga Chernysheva reveal the poetic...

    35. November 26, 2014

      Don Quixote, Royal Opera House, London – review

      Don Quixote, staged by Petipa in Moscow in 1869 and then revised for St Petersburg, has a long history of additions,...

    36. November 25, 2014

      Total to face corruption charges in France

      Total is set to face trial in France over corruption allegations relating to Iranian contracts dating from the 1990s and...

    37. November 24, 2014

      Vladimir Putin signs treaty with Abkhazia and puts Tbilisi on edge

      Vladimir Putin has signed a sweeping treaty with Abkhazia and pledged new financial aid that critics say will speed the...

    38. November 21, 2014

      Biden promises to support Kiev – but not with heavy weapons

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, told an audience in Kiev on Friday that Washington would always support a democratic,...

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