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    1. April 22, 2015

      Gazprom and the EU test energy ties that bind

      On the day in October 1973 when Soviet gas started flowing to West Germany diplomats from the two countries gathered in...

    2. April 21, 2015

      Brussels risks Russian ire with Gazprom antitrust case

      Gazprom will on Wednesday be put in Brussels’ antitrust dock, accused of illegally abusing its gas market clout. The charges...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Gazprom is next in the pipeline for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition...

    4. April 20, 2015

      EU poised to unveil antitrust charges against Russia’s Gazprom

      Brussels will on Wednesday accuse Russia’s Gazprom of illegal abuse of its dominant position in Europe’s gas market,...

    5. April 17, 2015

      Kiev tightens security after shootings of pro-Russians

      Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk called on law enforcement bodies on Friday to strengthen security measures after...

    6. April 17, 2015

      The Diary: John Thornhill

      I have spent a fair chunk of my life striving to understand Russia. Of only one thing am I certain: the country will remain...

    7. April 17, 2015

      French count Jacques von Polier and his wild nights in Moscow

      It is a Tuesday morning in Moscow. A French count is sitting opposite me, the ex-wife of Vladimir Putin’s spokesman is...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      April 17, 2015

      Caged Ukranian

      Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands inside a defendants’ cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow....

    9. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The crisis may finally be loosening its grip on the financial sector. Goldman...

    10. April 16, 2015

      Child 44 — film review

      In this brawny thriller with an international cast, English is spoken in nyet-komrad screen Russian, as if the entire...

    11. April 16, 2015

      Offices of Khodorkovsky’s foundation raided in Moscow

      Security forces raided the Moscow offices of Open Russia, the foundation backed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, in connection with...

    12. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      Attitudes to Stalin show Ukrainians are not Russians

      Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, likes to say that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. Such views are reminiscent of...

    13. April 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin tells Russians worst of economic crisis is over

      Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the state of the economy, wages and pensions in his annual marathon phone-in...

    14. April 14, 2015

      Oil price fall and sanctions affect Russian property market

      The dusty windows of Moscow’s soon-to-open OKO Tower provide a panorama of the Russian capital. The most striking sights are...

    15. April 14, 2015

      Property investors look beyond central and eastern Europe’s capital cities

      Judging by the number of cranes and construction sites dotting the sides of Warsaw’s main commercial street, it is easy to...

    16. April 13, 2015

      Gazprom chief warns EU over pricing challenge

      Gazprom, Russia’s state controlled gas exporter, has said attempts by Brussels to crack down on its pricing model will...

    17. April 10, 2015

      What Russians really think

      What Russians really think When I visited him last month in Moscow, Kirill Yerokhin was in his living room, which had been...

    18. April 8, 2015

      Russia and Greece pledge to ‘restart and revive’ relations

      Russian president Vladimir Putin and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras have made a pledge to “restart and revive”...

    19. April 7, 2015

      New evidence found from Polish plane crash that killed leaders

      Fresh evidence reportedly retrieved from a plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010 has reignited a...

    20. April 6, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras’s soft fruit ploy with Moscow set to antagonise EU

      When Alexis Tsipras visits Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin on Wednesday there is a chance the Greek premier’s eastern manoeuvre...

    21. April 1, 2015

      UK grants asylum to Russian dissident

      The UK has granted political asylum to Vladimir Ashurkov, a Russian dissident and colleague of Alexei Navalny, an...

    22. April 1, 2015

      Hamleys opens Europe’s largest toy store in Moscow

      Europe’s largest toy store opened in Moscow this week as Hamleys ploughed on with expansion plans in Russia despite the...

    23. March 27, 2015

      Moscow edgelands

      Moscow pastoral It started with a train journey. Travelling through the Moscow suburbs, the Estonian-born photographer...

    24. March 27, 2015

      Peugeot and Mitsubishi suspend production in Russia

      A Russian car factory jointly owned by PSA Peugeot Citroën and Mitsubishi is suspending production and shedding staff,...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      Is Ukraine's Russian bond 'official' debt or not?

      Update: Seems we were right to regard this as curious… Late on Thursday the IMF walked back on the idea the Russian bond is...

    26. March 26, 2015

      Russia besieged by ‘hostile forces’, warns Vladimir Putin

      Vladimir Putin on Thursday described Russia as a country besieged by hostile forces and vowed to hit back hard both against...

    27. March 25, 2015

      Ukraine: An oligarch brought to heel

      As Moscow annexed Crimea a year ago and pro-Russian separatists started seizing control of town halls across eastern...

    28. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

    29. March 24, 2015

      The purpose of Putin’s diplomatic acrobatics

      In the past year,Vladimir Putin has become almost as notorious for his falsehoods as for the truth of his actions in...

    30. March 24, 2015

      Hinterland emerges as microcosm of Russia’s wider structural woes

      On March 18, thousands of Muscovites cheered Vladimir Putin on Red Square as the Russian president marked the anniversary of...

    31. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    32. The Exchange

      March 20, 2015

      China is the unlikely gainer from Ukraine conflict

      A year ago Crimea became a part of Russia, causing a long stand-off between Moscow and the west. The conflict over Ukraine...

    33. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    34. March 18, 2015

      Member states balk at EU plan to vet Gazprom contracts

      A plan to give Brussels oversight over how Europe buys its gas from Gazprom, Russia’s export monopoly, is set to meet fierce...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Guest post: knowing when it's war and how to avoid it

      By Simon Saradzhyan To hear Vladimir Putin say it, Russia is not at war with Ukraine. “I think that this apocalyptic...

    36. March 16, 2015

      Civil society in Russia is bloodied but not buried

      The Moscow School was planned as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of openness allowed the exhumation of the...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Push to extend Russia sanctions reveals EU rift

      Calls for a six-month extension to the EU’s toughest sanctions against Russia are exposing deep divisions over how the bloc...

    38. March 16, 2015

      Poland’s pro-Russia Zmiana party urges embrace of Putin

      Poland has been one of Europe’s most hawkish countries in opposing Russia’s aggression toward neighbouring Ukraine,...

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