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      20 hours ago

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow yesterday inmemory of Boris...

    2. March 1, 2015

      How the Kremlin benefits from Boris Nemtsov’s death

      It is hard to write about Boris Nemtsov’s assassination in analytical terms. Even though Nemtsov held a PhD in physics, he...

    3. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Thousands march in memory of murdered politician

      Slideshow: Muscovites march in Nemtsov’s memory Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday in memory of...

    4. February 28, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Mourners pay their respects

      Slideshow: Russian reformer lies murdered Muscovites lined up on Saturday just outside the Kremlin walls to pay their...

    5. February 28, 2015

      Killing leaves Putin critics in despair

      Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin were in shock, anger and despair early on Saturday after veteran liberal...

    6. February 28, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Reformer who challenged Putin’s grip

      Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow on Friday, was one of the most charismatic Russian politicians of the post-Soviet...

    7. February 27, 2015

      Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

      In pictures: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov Boris Nemtsov, one of the most senior leaders of Russia’s political...

    8. February 27, 2015

      Party with ties to Putin pushes ahead in Estonian polls

      Estonia has been one of the most vocal countries warning about the dangers posed by Vladimir Putin’s newly bellicose Russia....

    9. February 27, 2015

      How Moscow and London pioneered communal living in the 1930s

      Architecture: communal living in Moscow and London These two apartment blocks were built about four years apart and shared...

    10. February 26, 2015

      Russia: Left out in the cold

      There were still thick crusts of dirty snow piled up on the edges of the pavement outside Krasnopresnenskaya, a Metro...

    11. February 26, 2015

      Rouble heads for best month since 1990s

      Russia’s rouble is heading for its best month in at least two decades as stabilising oil prices and a tentative ceasefire...

    12. February 24, 2015

      Putin’s propagandists prime Russians for fight

      A young Russian woman living in London recently asked me how she should preserve her relationship with her parents, who live...

    13. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: Putin's visit to Hungary raised more questions than it provided answers

      By Krisztián Szabados and Péter Krekó of the Political Capital Institute Last week’s guest post by Balázs Orbán on Hungary’s...

    14. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: the long, hard struggle in Ukraine

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The crisis in Ukraine shows no sign of abating any time soon. Minsk I and II have failed to...

    15. The World

      February 24, 2015

      For a fallen superpower, neglect is worse than dislike

      A useful report on EU-Russian relations was published last week by the EU committee of Britain’s House of Lords, the upper...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      February 23, 2015

      Defenders of the Fatherland

      Russian Communist party supporters, holding the flag of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, and portrait of...

    17. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: few options for Ukraine after latest defeats

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Victory over Ukrainian forces at Debaltseve last week was the best present that...

    18. February 22, 2015

      Hungary-Russia nuclear power deal faces Brussels roadblock

      Hungary’s deal to award up to €12bn in nuclear power contracts to a Russian state-owned company is facing a growing threat...

    19. February 22, 2015

      Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels swap prisoners in shaky truce

      Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists on Sunday swapped nearly 200 prisoners and began to pull back heavy weaponry...

    20. February 21, 2015

      US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

      LONDON, February 21 — The US and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a...

    21. February 20, 2015

      Russia mobiles to ring with war song for victory day celebrations

      In the autumn of 1941, when German tanks sped towards Moscow, Soviet radio would daily blast out a song that encapsulated...

    22. February 20, 2015

      UK caught off-guard in Ukraine, say Lords

      A damning parliamentary inquiry has accused the UK government of “sleepwalking” into the Ukraine crisis and called for...

    23. February 19, 2015

      The short telegram about Vladimir Putin’s Russia

      War or ceasefire, Russian aggression in Ukraine is overturning at last the west’s complacency. Washington has realised that...

    24. February 18, 2015

      Georgia wary of Moscow deals with South Ossetia and Abkhazia

      Russia and Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia signed a border agreement on Wednesday, setting off alarm bells in...

    25. February 18, 2015

      Severstal: rub the right way

      Heard about the new Russian diet? The west eats your lunch every day. That joke probably gets few laughs in Moscow. Some...

    26. The World

      February 18, 2015

      Putin and his many pals

      In the West, Vladimir Putin is often viewed as something of an international pariah. Shift your perspective, however, and it...

    27. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2015

      Will Russia and China ride to Greece's rescue?

      Whenever some hapless country has a debt crisis these days, rescue negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

    28. February 17, 2015

      Stakeholder pushes Petropavlosk for new debt talks

      A private investment vehicle has bought a significant stake in Petropavlovsk and is threatening to push the troubled gold...

    29. February 13, 2015

      Putin’s posture casts cloud over Ukraine ceasefire

      When Vladimir Putin met the press in Minsk on Thursday to announce a ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine, the Russian...

    30. February 12, 2015

      European leaders cautious over ‘Minsk II’ agreement

      It was billed as possibly the last chance to secure peace before the conflict in eastern Ukraine escalated into all-out war...

    31. The World

      February 12, 2015

      After Minsk - why the 'arms to Ukraine' debate will continue

      If the Minsk II agreement reached between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany can secure a ceasefire and save...

    32. February 12, 2015

      Leaders agree Ukraine ceasefire after all-night talks

      A ceasefire to end weeks of intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has been agreed after all-night talks between the leaders of...

    33. February 11, 2015

      Ukraine’s porous border a thorny issue in peace talks

      Hours before joining the leaders of Germany, France and Russia in Minsk for peace talks on Wednesday, Ukraine’s president...

    34. February 10, 2015

      Obama warns Putin over deepening Ukraine crisis

      US President Barack Obama has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that he must seize the opportunity this week to...

    35. February 10, 2015

      US equity lull not just risk aversion

      Two issues exercising traders will be in sharp focus on Wednesday. The Greek finance minister will meet his peers at an...

    36. February 9, 2015

      Czech president Milos Zeman in war of words over Russia stance

      When European leaders pleaded with Vladimir Putin to end the conflict in Ukraine at a conference in Milan last October,...

    37. February 9, 2015

      Morgan Stanley’s bet on Russia property exposes risks

      In 2012 and 2013, Morgan Stanley’s real estate fund set a record for Russian property deals by investing $2.3bn in two...

    38. February 9, 2015

      City of Debaltseve emerges as a tipping point in Ukraine’s war

      After struggling to hold back rebel assaults for eight days, Alexander Dashkeivich, a volunteer captain in Ukraine’s 25th...

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