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    1. 3 hours ago

      Arm Ukraine to show Russia conflict has a cost

      There can be no doubt that the recent escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine is the direct result of the increased...

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      Putin accused of presiding over ‘mafia state’ at Litvinenko probe

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      Q&A: Collapsing oil prices, tumbling rouble . . . now a downgrade for Russia

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      Swan lake

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      Russia’s downgrade deepens political crisis with Europe

      On Monday Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia to BB+, one notch below investment grade. The country retains an...

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      Philips insists it is on track with split plan as profits fall

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      Ukraine crisis: EU leaders warn of more sanctions against Russia

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    10. January 26, 2015

      Russia downgraded to ‘junk’ by S&P

      Russia’s credit rating was cut to “junk” by Standard & Poor’s on Monday night, underscoring the dramatic economic...

    11. January 26, 2015

      Nato accuses Russia over worsening Ukrainian crisis

      Nato has accused Russia of “sharply” escalating the crisis in eastern Ukraine in recent days by sending even more of its own...

    12. January 26, 2015

      Former oligarch died owing UK £46m, court told

      The UK tax authorities are owed about £46m from the insolvent estate of Boris Berezovsky, the Russian former oligarch who...

    13. January 26, 2015

      IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine

      The International Monetary Fund is under growing pressure to stump up billions of additional dollars to avert a financial...

    14. January 25, 2015

      Ukraine crisis: Obama threatens more Russia sanctions

      President Barack Obama has signalled that he was prepared to significantly increase US sanctions against the Kremlin, saying...

    15. January 24, 2015

      Ukraine separatists in deadly rocket attack on Mariupol

      At least 30 people were killed and nearly 100 injured after a residential neighbourhood of Mariupol came under rocket attack...

    16. January 23, 2015

      Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev

      With Buddy Holly glasses and a bookish demeanour, Andrei Zvyagintsev seems an unlikely threat to Vladimir Putin. The film...

    17. January 23, 2015

      Dispute between Russia and Poland overshadows Auschwitz tributes

      A political war of words between Warsaw and Moscow has overshadowed the planning of events to commemorate the liberation of...

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      January 23, 2015

      Surging debt seen as the key threat to emerging Asia

      Emerging Asia is set to be the world’s fastest-growing region again in 2015, skirting the contagion from Russia’s crisis and...

    19. January 23, 2015

      Russian banker warns west over Swift

      One of Russia’s top bankers on Friday warned that excluding the country from the Swift banking payment system would be...

    20. January 23, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Aunties’ (2008-14), by Nadia Sablin

      Snapshot: ‘Aunties’ (2008-14), by Nadia Sablin Over the past seven summers, photographer Nadia Sablin has detailed the daily...

    21. January 23, 2015

      Litvinenko death inquiry starts next week

      Few will forget the haunting image of the gaunt, skeletal former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko dying in his London...

    22. January 23, 2015

      Kia blames Russia for 54% profit fall

      Kia Motors has joined fellow South Korean carmakers in blaming Russia for a downturn in its financial performance, as it...

    23. January 23, 2015

      UK car production climbs for fifth year

      Carmakers in the UK staged a late rally in 2014, clocking up the best December production for a decade and ensuring that the...

    24. January 22, 2015

      Oxford Instruments tumbles 30% on profit warning

      Shares in Oxford Instruments plunged almost 30 per cent on Thursday after the maker of nanotechnology products slashed its...

    25. January 22, 2015

      Shelling of Donetsk bus stop kills 13 and injures 20

      At least 13 civilians were killed and 20 people injured after a bus stop in central Donetsk was shelled on Thursday, in the...

    26. January 21, 2015

      Richard Nixon’s madman theory enjoys a Russian revival

      It is called the “double bind” and it is said to be a cause of schizophrenia: an authority figure gives instructions so...

    27. January 21, 2015

      Donetsk airport descends from showcase to shambles

      Built for almost $1bn ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship that Ukraine co-hosted with Poland, the Donetsk airport...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2015

      Sharapova serves

      Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to compatriot Alexandra Panova during the women’s singles second-round match at the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015

      EMbarrassing

      With apologies for the angelic imagery, here’s BNP Paribas on Wednesday (our emphasis): In our analysis, six EM sovereigns...

    30. January 20, 2015

      Falling rouble piles the pressure on Putin

      Less than six months ago Vladimir Putin seemed invincible. Russia’s president had triggered a clamour of outrage across...

    31. January 20, 2015

      UK dairy prices fall 25% to 7-year low

      The cows on Michael Oakes’ 350-acre farm on the Cadbury estate in the West Midlands were milked three times a day. That...

    32. January 20, 2015

      Only Russia can halt Ukraine’s drift to war

      After a brief winter lull, fighting has returned to Ukraine. The past week has seen the renewal of the conflict that has...

    33. January 20, 2015

      Critically acclaimed 'Leviathan' polarises Russians

      It has won the Golden Globe for best foreign film, been shortlisted for an Oscar and inspired a ferocious debate in Russia...

    34. January 20, 2015

      Japan scrambles warplanes more often than in cold war

      Japanese fighter pilots are scrambling their aircraft more often than at the height of the cold war to meet incursions by...

    35. January 20, 2015

      Schlumberger invests $1.7bn for stake in Eurasia Drilling

      Schlumberger is to invest $1.7bn for a minority stake in Russia’s largest drilling company in one of the boldest attempts so...

    36. January 19, 2015

      EU foreign ministers attack call to soften Russia stance

      A suggestion from the EU’s new foreign policy chief that the bloc consider softening its approach toward Russia drew a harsh...

    37. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2015

      Further reading

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