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    1. February 8, 2016

      Swan Lake, Opernhaus Zurich — ‘Triumphant’

      Down by the water’s edge something stirs: a “reconstruction” of Swan Lake by Alexei Ratmansky which received its...

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      A chance for Putin

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    1. February 5, 2016

      Centuries after Great Schism, Pope and Patriarch to meet

      A Roman Catholic Pope and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church will hold their first meeting since the Great...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Central Asian migrants give Moscow the cold shoulder

      A thaw in Moscow has melted more than half of January’s snowfall, leaving locals to navigate puddles of slush and...

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      February 5, 2016

      Pope, Russian Orthodox Church leader to meet for first time

      Pope Francis will meet the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church next week in the first meeting between leaders of the...

    4. February 5, 2016

      Russia and China: friends with benefits

      Lei Daijun can barely believe he is here. Standing in Red Square, the 74-year-old former teacher from central China...

    5. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    6. February 4, 2016

      Syria peace hopes fade with Russian-backed push for Aleppo

      Officially, Syria’s peace talks may be “paused”, but restarting them looks near impossible as Syria’s Russian-backed...

    7. February 1, 2016

      Putin’s fury with Erdogan takes its toll on Tatarstan’s trading links

      In Nizhnekamsk, a gritty town in the Russian republic of Tatarstan, Almaz Khaivatov sells dresses, skirts and coats...

    8. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Gazprombank closes down London operations

      Gazprombank, Russia’s third largest lender, has shut down its London operations, according to documents the bank filed...

    9. February 1, 2016

      Putin lines up state sell-offs to plug budget hole

      Russia is lining up seven major state companies, including Aeroflot, Alrosa, the diamond miner, and Rosneft, for...

    10. February 1, 2016

      Hedge funds split over outlook for oil

      Hedge funds are increasingly split over the next move for oil after its rebound from a 12-year low last month, setting...

    11. January 30, 2016

      Main Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva as peace talks open

      AMMAN/GENEVA, Jan 30 — A delegation from Syria’s main opposition group has flown to Geneva to assess whether to join...

    12. January 29, 2016

      Opec mistrust clouds oil cutback talks with Russia

      When Saudi Arabia and Russia sat down to talk about limiting oil production 14 months ago, the discussions to stem a...

    13. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      S&P cuts Azerbaijan to junk on oil concern

      Standard & Poor’s cut Azerbaijan’s credit rating to junk on Friday and predicted its economy would contract this year...

    14. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      'This frenzy is idiotic' says Rosneft after oil rally

      Russia’s largest oil producer on Friday played down prospects of a coordinated output cut with Opec and described the...

    15. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Oil leaps as Russia says may meet Saudi on cut

      Oil prices jumped 5 per cent to near $35 a barrel on Thursday after reports said Russia’s energy minister was ready to...

    16. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Russia to hold discussions over oil output cuts

      Russia will hold discussions with Saudi Arabia and other Opec members on the subject of coordinated output cuts,...

    17. January 26, 2016

      Outrage over Moldova bank scandal threatens reforms

      Pavel Filip, Moldova’s new prime minister, took office last week in a manner more befitting a dictator on his last legs...

    18. January 25, 2016

      Brussels seeks power to vet member states’ gas deals with Russia

      Brussels is to seek sweeping new powers to vet gas contracts between Russia and EU countries before they are signed,...

    19. The World

      January 25, 2016

      Russia’s economic ills feed radical Islam in Central Asia

      It emerged this month that Tajikistan’s authorities had forcibly shaved the beards of almost 13,000 men last year as...

    20. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Opec secretary general calls for talks on oil price collapse

      Can we talk about this? The secretary general of Opec on Monday called on the world’s largest oil producers to sit down...

    21. January 22, 2016

      Vladimir Putin asked Bashar al-Assad to step down

      Just weeks before his death on January 3, Colonel-General Igor Sergun, director of Russia’s GRU military intelligence...

    22. The World

      January 22, 2016

      A Moldovan headache for Europe

      Take a moment to consider the events that unfolded on Wednesday inside the parliament building in Chisinau, capital of...

    23. January 21, 2016

      Litvinenko report: UK accused of letting Russia off hook

      David Cameron, the prime minister, was accused of being soft on Moscow after a public inquiry pointed the finger at...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2016

      Remembering Lenin

      Russian Communist Party supporters carry a portrait of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as they take part in a...

    25. January 20, 2016

      US urges Arab nations to boost fight against Isis

      US defence secretary Ashton Carter called on Arab countries to contribute more to the military campaign against Isis as...

    26. January 20, 2016

      When an embassy becomes an art gallery

      Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will...

    27. January 20, 2016

      Gazprom lost friends and ceded influence over European gas

      Ten years ago, Russia’s Gazprom was sitting pretty. It had the world’s largest natural gas reserves and Moscow was...

    28. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Slipping on oil, Azerbaijan to slap 20% tax on cash outflows

      Azerbaijan is to impose a 20 per cent tax on taking money out of the country, as the oil-dependent government scrambles...

    29. January 17, 2016

      Japan’s Abe calls for Putin to be brought in from the cold

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pressing for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be brought in from the cold,...

    30. January 14, 2016

      Corruption in world athletics ‘embedded’

      The second instalment of an investigation into bribery and doping in world athletics said the behaviour of the sport’s...

    31. January 13, 2016

      Russian whistleblower was ‘afraid for his life’, hearing told

      A Russian whistleblower was “afraid for his life” and may have been in contact with the security services, a...

    32. January 13, 2016

      Lukas Geniusas, St John’s Smith Square, London — ‘Respectable’

      The Russian pianist Lukas Geniusas is a mere 25 but these days — perhaps unreasonably — we expect an artist to be fully...

    33. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Oil plunge prompts tough new Russian cuts

      Russia is slashing budget expenditure by 10 per cent as it scrambles to cope with lower revenues following the latest...

    34. January 8, 2016

      Travel updates: London, Moscow and Europe

      London The number of fatal airline accidents worldwide fell to a record low in 2015, with just one death for every 40m...

    35. January 7, 2016

      Russia helps shift balance against rebels in southern Syria

      President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are making a new push in southern Syria with the help of Russian air cover in a move...

    36. January 7, 2016

      Bolshoi Babylon — film review: ‘Privileged pandemonium’

      Bolshoi Babylon is a battle drama with a difference. The whole damn place apparently — the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, and...

    37. January 2, 2016

      Putin names Nato among threats in new Russian security strategy

      Russia has designated Nato’s activities a threat to its national security and accused the US of pursuing a policy of...

    38. January 1, 2016

      Russia initiates legal proceedings against Ukraine over $3bn debt

      Russia has formally initiated legal proceedings against Ukraine over the non-payment of a $3bn debt, setting the stage...

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