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    1. August 28, 2015

      ‘I put up plaques for victims of Soviet repression’

      I was travelling in Frankfurt in 2013 when I came across the artist Gunter Demnig’s “Stumbling Blocks”, which are...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2015

      Averting a new era of nuclear competition

      It was perhaps fortuitous that this month’s 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed...

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    1. Business of Luxury

      Luxury brands must to respond currency moves, the rise of social media among millennia...
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      Central and eastern Europe’s property market has been hit by a wall of capital that ha...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      Nyet

      All those San Francisco meetings paid off. Franklin Templeton and other private creditors will agree to swallow a...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Potash producer Uralkali plans $1.3bn share buyback

      Uralkali, the world’s largest potash producer by output, is planning its second billion-dollar share buyback this year...

    3. August 24, 2015

      Kremlin moves to ban Russian Wikipedia

      Russia’s internet regulator on Monday added the Russian-language version of Wikipedia to its list of blocked sites. The...

    4. August 24, 2015

      Russia can break out of Putin’s thrall

      Dealing with Russia has never been simple. In geographical size it is immense. In political culture it is secretive and...

    5. Nick Butler

      August 23, 2015

      Where will the energy business be in 2025?

      Organisations, especially those that are doing well, can easily get stuck on narrow views of the future and their own...

    6. August 23, 2015

      Russia piles pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has resumed pressure on exporters to sell foreign currency in an effort to prevent global market...

    7. August 23, 2015

      Japan protests after Russia PM visits disputed islands

      Japan has protested bitterly after Russia’s prime minister visited a disputed island in a row that threatens improved...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      August 21, 2015

      Air action in Zhukovsky

      A Russian Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer performs on rehearsal day for the MAKS-2015,...

    9. August 21, 2015

      Vladimir Putin’s removal of ally fuels talk of reshuffle

      One is a key member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, head of Russia’s state-owned railway enterprise and a friend of...

    10. August 21, 2015

      McDonald’s to expand in Russia

      McDonald’s is to open 20 new restaurants in Russia, as the world’s largest fast food company aims to expand its...

    11. August 21, 2015

      Cedric Belfrage — ‘sixth man’ Soviet spy who hid in plain sight

      Cedric Belfrage — Hollywood promoter, superstar film critic, newspaper proprietor, philanderer and consummate...

    12. August 20, 2015

      Banning Brie and bulldozing geese

      Two years ago, a group of Moscow restaurateurs made what on paper looked like a sound business decision. They chose a...

    13. August 19, 2015

      Russia sends food inspectors into Auchan stores

      Russian authorities have launched a probe into French hypermarket chain Auchan, making it the latest western...

    14. August 18, 2015

      Europe’s leaders must not lose focus on Ukraine

      The body count is rising again in eastern Ukraine. Heavy weapons are being used; civilians are being shelled. Over the...

    15. August 18, 2015

      Russia prepares to force the pace in Ukraine

      Concerns are mounting that the simmering conflict in Ukraine may again be about to boil over after an upsurge in...

    16. August 17, 2015

      Eastern members pressure Nato for permanent bases

      Nato’s eastern European members will join forces to increase pressure on the military alliance to station permanent...

    17. August 16, 2015

      Russia recession poses financial dilemma for companies

      When Chris van Riet showed visitors around South Gate Industrial Park, south of Moscow, he used to lay out long-term...

    18. August 11, 2015

      Upsurge in Ukraine fighting threatens peace accord

      Ukraine on Tuesday warned that it reserved the “right” to fend off fresh assaults by Russian-backed separatists amid an...

    19. August 6, 2015

      Russia incinerates contraband food

      One year into its embargo on western food products, Russia has launched a controversial campaign to destroy all...

    20. August 5, 2015

      France and Russia settle over scuppered Mistral contract

      France and Russia have reached an agreement to break the contract for two Mistral helicopter carrier ships that were...

    21. August 5, 2015

      Russia’s Yukos threats signal a lurch away from international law

      As if the difficulties of navigating through western sanctions against Russia were not enough, foreign companies...

    22. August 4, 2015

      How to beat Vladimir Putin in the battle for hearts and eyeballs

      The west is belatedly waking up to the power of the Kremlin’s media machine. The supreme commander of Nato called the...

    23. August 3, 2015

      Moscow vows tit-for-tat asset seizures in $50bn Yukos dispute

      Moscow has warned Washington that it is ready to seize US assets if American courts freeze Russian ones to enforce a...

    24. August 3, 2015

      The museum of New Russia’s ambitions

      “Do we look like terrorists?” the rebel fighter who called himself the Caribbean asked, leaning in with a smirk. “We’re...

    25. July 31, 2015

      Russian vigilantes give restaurants food for thought

      A band of pro-Kremlin youths descended on one of Moscow’s luxury grocery stores this week — and headed straight for the...

    26. July 30, 2015

      Russians await interest rate decision

      Izvestiya, the Kremlin-friendly Russian daily, is known primarily for its coverage of the country’s politics and...

    27. July 28, 2015

      Litvinenko suspect says Moscow critic poisoned day before meeting

      A suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko has said the Kremlin critic told him he had been poisoned the day...

    28. July 27, 2015

      Litvinenko murder suspect fails to appear before panel

      The head of the inquiry into the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko has said he suspects manipulation by...

    29. July 26, 2015

      Putin appeals to nationalist support as economy wobbles

      When Vladimir Putin took the stage on Sunday in Baltiysk, a town that is home to part of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, the...

    30. July 24, 2015

      Syriza’s covert plot during crisis talks to return to drachma

      Arresting the central bank’s governor. Emptying its vaults. Appealing to Moscow for help. These were the elements of a...

    31. July 24, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Escape’ (2013), by Danila Tkachenko

      With his photoseries Escape, 25-year-old Danila Tkachenko became one of the youngest winners of a prestigious World...

    32. July 23, 2015

      Sergei Pugachev: ‘I personally brought Putin to power’

      It is a late May evening and Sergei Pugachev, the exiled Russian tycoon, is flicking through an old family photo album....

    33. July 23, 2015

      Explainer: Ukraine’s debt crisis

      Ukraine is in the midst of a financial crisis as it struggles to cope with the fallout from Crimea’s annexation by...

    34. July 22, 2015

      Russia joins inflation-linked bonds club

      Russia last week joined the club of emerging market nations that issue inflation-linked bonds, with a heavily...

    35. The World

      July 22, 2015

      Greece is more useful to Russia inside the EU than out

      We learned on Monday that Yuri Milner, the billionaire Russian entrepreneur, is to spend $100m of his own money over...

    36. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

    37. July 17, 2015

      Week in Review, July 18

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Probe widens into  Deutsche Bank’s...

    38. July 16, 2015

      Finnish officials reject nuclear plant investor

      Finland’s plan to build a nuclear power station with help from Russia has been thrown into doubt after officials in...

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