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      Renzi appeals to Putin for Russian help to stabilise Libya

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, pleaded for Russian help to resolve the escalating security crisis in Libya, marking a...

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      Telecoms case shows Fridman’s taste for combat

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    1. 21 hours ago

      Mikhail Fridman: The Alpha oligarch

      When the definitive history of Russia’s oil industry is written, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow will warrant a special mention....

    2. 22 hours ago

      ‘Hero of Ukraine’ Nadia Savchenko battles on in Moscow cell

      Days after the weekend murder of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, international concerns have grown that Moscow...

    3. March 5, 2015

      Russia launches war games in disputed territories

      Russia has launched large-scale military exercises involving three disputed territories in a move likely to irk its...

    4. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Even without the conflict, Russia is bad for Ukraine and the CIS: Fitch

      It is news to no-one that Ukraine is suffering fall-out from Russia. But in a study to be published on Thursday that...

    5. March 5, 2015

      Gender and income equality in the Russian workplace

      Even though the economic crisis is forcing many Moscow retail outlets to close, fashionable cafés in the Russian capital are...

    6. March 4, 2015

      Hard to identify concerns now infecting markets

      Markets climb a wall of worry. So what are investors meant to do when everything seems to be fine? Consider the list of...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      March 4, 2015

      Nadezhda Savchenko caged in court

      Ukrainian jailed military officer Nadezhda Savchenko, centre, reacts as she listens to the court’s decision in a cage at a...

    8. March 4, 2015

      UK challenge to North Sea deal should make Browne think twice

      Last Saturday’s murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was, to many, an indication of the impunity with which...

    9. March 4, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: What we know about his murder

      Five days after the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian authorities have yet to identify any suspects, let alone make an...

    10. March 3, 2015

      Obama pushes power of weaponised finance to its limits

      George Washington carried a musket. Franklin Roosevelt sent in heavy bombers. But for President Barack Obama, who must...

    11. March 3, 2015

      Lockheed and Raytheon face off over European missile deals

      Battle to protect Germany and Poland’s skies Two of the world’s biggest defence companies are battling over bids to protect...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      March 3, 2015

      The wake of Nemtsov

      Relatives and friends pay respects as they stand close to the coffin of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on Tuesday. Russia vowed to...

    13. March 3, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Opposition leader buried, along with hopes of a generation

      Mourners gather for Nemtsov funeral Russians came in their thousands on Tuesday to pay final respects to the murdered...

    14. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as experienced...

    15. March 2, 2015

      After Nemtsov: Anti-Maidan movement creates climate of fear in Moscow

      Three days after Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was slain by at least four bullets in the back outside the...

    16. March 2, 2015

      Toyota vows to stay profitable in Russia

      Toyota has vowed to stay profitable in Russia this year even as the world’s biggest carmaker forecast a 28 per cent drop in...

    17. March 2, 2015

      Vladimir Putin’s survival strategy is lies and violence

      When a government starts murdering its critics in the streets, it has crossed the line into barbarism. President Vladimir...

    18. March 2, 2015

      UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

      Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block a...

    19. March 1, 2015

      Nemtsov was casualty of a wider war

      Boris Nemtsov’s murder, which has shocked Russia, is the result of the war that has been under way for the past year. The...

    20. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Opposition mourns politician and its own prospects

      Viktor Zaslavsky walked down Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, arm in arm with his mother on Sunday, in a sombre mood. But there...

    21. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: FT interview days before he was murdered

      Slideshow: Opposition honours slain leader I met Boris Nemtsov in the early evening last Monday at Shamrock, an Irish pub...

    22. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block his...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. March 1, 2015

      Sergei Pugachev says he can no longer afford lawyers

      Sergei Pugachev, the exiled Russian oligarch once known as the banker to the Kremlin, says he is being forced to represent...

    26. March 1, 2015

      Russia still regarded as a ‘viable’ investment

      More than half of 500 global business leaders surveyed by AT Kearney, the Washington consultancy, plan to increase...

    27. February 28, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Liberals and Kremlin trade blows over death

      Slideshow: Russian reformer lies murdered Just hours after Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin in the most shocking...

    28. 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...

    29. February 28, 2015

      UK blocks sale of North Sea gasfields to Fridman fund

      The UK has blocked the sale of North Sea gasfields from Germany’s RWE to a multibillion-dollar investment fund backed by...

    30. February 28, 2015

      Murder in the shadows of the Kremlin

      Sergei Yushenkov (2003). Yuri Shchekochikhin (2003). Anna Politkovskaya (2006). Stanislav Markelov (2009). Anastasia...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2015

      Guest post: energy reform is Ukraine's best weapon against Putin

      By David Clark of the Russia Foundation For all the attention given to the fighting in Donetsk and Luhansk, it is clear that...

    34. 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...

    35. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Russian lawmakers branded as traitors for trying to lift food embargo

      With food prices in Russia surging by more than 20 per cent, you might expect parliament to debate the merits of tit for tat...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      February 26, 2015

      Pro-Russian rebel retreat

      A Russia-backed separatist fighter sits in a self propelled 152mm artillery piece, part of a unit moved away from the front...

    37. 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...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      Further reading

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