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      Europe missing out on Russian rail deals, warns Vladimir Yakunin

      One of Russia’s most powerful businessmen has warned that European companies are missing out on long-term Russian contracts...

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      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Athens will be given a final chance to present a new reform plan to eurozone leaders on Tuesday night, despite a hardening...

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    1. 13 hours ago

      Saudi sovereign fund to invest $10bn in Russia

      Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to invest $10bn in Russia, in a powerful sign of the rapprochement between...

    2. 19 hours ago

      Great Game echoes in summit halls for Putin’s pursuit of China ties

      When Russia’s president welcomes leaders from a dozen countries for two separate summits in Ufa on Wednesday, there will be...

    3. July 5, 2015

      Russia: Powers in the balance

      When top US, European and Russian officials gathered beneath the gilded chandeliers of a baroque Vienna palace last month to...

    4. Gavyn Davies

      July 5, 2015

      Global growth report: End of the global dip

      The latest results from Fulcrum’s “nowcast” models of the global economy, based on data published up to last week, indicate...

    5. July 3, 2015

      ‘Gaidar’s Revolution’, by Petr Aven and Alfred Kokh

      Towards the end of 1991, Andrei Nechayev dropped into the supermarket near his Moscow home. He wanted something to eat — but...

    6. July 3, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Pavel Durov

      In the journalistic shorthand of his native Russia, Pavel Durov is unfailingly described as his country’s Mark Zuckerberg....

    7. The Exchange

      July 3, 2015

      How will Russia benefit from a Grexit?

      Vladimir Putin’s shadow seems to be chasing Europe. Suspicious commentators find it virtually everywhere, and the Greek...

    8. July 1, 2015

      UK defence secretary hints at keeping troops in Germany

      Michael Fallon has strongly hinted the UK could delay bringing back all its troops based in Germany, as he looks to respond...

    9. June 29, 2015

      Greek crisis: Readers’ questions answered

      These are the questions that the FT’s social media audience have been asking about the Greek debt crisis. Martin Sandbu, our...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 29, 2015

      Wimbledon scream

      Serena Williams of U.S.A. reacts during her match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia at the Wimbledon Tennis...

    11. beyondbrics

      June 29, 2015

      Ukraine must reform to free itself from dependence on Russian gas

      Germany – and its chancellor Angela Merkel – deserve credit for the continuation of the EU’s sanctions regime against...

    12. June 28, 2015

      Iran nuclear talks to miss deadline as differences remain

      Crucial nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna are likely to extend beyond the self-imposed deadline of Tuesday, western...

    13. June 26, 2015

      Nato rethink risks confrontation with Russia

      In a sign of just how dramatically the geopolitical landscape of Europe has shifted since the Russian annexation of Crimea...

    14. June 26, 2015

      The fearful foe that ought to unify Europe

      Last November, the city of Berlin threw itself a party. For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, there were...

    15. June 26, 2015

      Yevgeny Primakov, Kremlin politician, 1929-2015

      Over six decades Yevgeny Primakov, who has died aged 85, served every Moscow leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Vladimir...

    16. The World

      June 26, 2015

      Britain and Australia seek common ground in Asia

      This week I have had the pleasure of escaping from Europe’s obsession with the Greek crisis and travelling to Sydney for the...

    17. June 25, 2015

      Outcry in Russia over China land lease

      Plans to hand a stretch of remote Siberian territory to Chinese investors have triggered a storm of protest in Russia,...

    18. June 24, 2015

      Nuclear deterrent on Nato agenda amid rise in Russian rhetoric

      Nato is reviewing its nuclear policy in response to what western officials believe is irresponsible rhetoric from Russia...

    19. beyondbrics

      June 24, 2015

      By calling its Russian eurobond official debt, the IMF is reducing Kiev's dependence on Moscow

      The Financial Times and Bloomberg have reported that the IMF is intending to categorise a $3bn 2-year eurobond sold by...

    20. June 24, 2015

      Hurdle in Iran nuclear talks harks back to 1980s war with Iraq

      When Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launched scud missile attacks on Iranian cities in 1984, the Islamic republic was ill...

    21. FT Data

      June 24, 2015

      Datawatch: Largest oil producers

      The impact of the shale revolution saw the US overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s leading producer of...

    22. June 23, 2015

      Nato comes home to its historic base in Europe

      When defence ministers from Nato’s 28 member states meet in Brussels on Wednesday, they will unveil the biggest...

    23. June 23, 2015

      Russia takes over as top oil supplier to China

      Russia was China’s largest supplier of crude oil for the first time on record in May, as Moscow looks beyond Europe for...

    24. June 23, 2015

      Nato shifts strategy in Europe to deal with Russia threat

      The US is to store tanks and weapons across eastern Europe to deter Russia as US defence secretary Ashton Carter accused...

    25. June 23, 2015

      Lada revs up as sales reverse off a cliff

      Bo Andersson, a former major in the Swedish army, knows what it takes to run a car factory in Russia. “We do alcohol tests...

    26. June 22, 2015

      US to boost new rapid Nato force

      The US will contribute commando units, fighter jets and surveillance capabilities to a new rapid deployment Nato force that...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      June 22, 2015

      Arranging ammunition

      Nepalese army personnel arrange the ammunition kept on display during the Inauguration ceremony of the two MI-17V-5...

    28. June 21, 2015

      Washington fears losing Greece to Moscow

      Throughout the prolonged showdown between Greece and its creditors, the Obama administration has largely sat on the...

    29. June 21, 2015

      Senior Putin aide warns over Russia-US relations

      One of Vladimir Putin’s most senior officials has warned the US against a plan to store heavy weapons in eastern Europe as...

    30. June 19, 2015

      Nato shows its sharp end in Polish war games

      Nato, an organisation set up to protect Europe, has harboured an unusual truth for the past 20 years: it had no plan to...

    31. June 19, 2015

      St Petersburg’s red carpet fails to hide year of economic bloodshed

      As the VIPs arrived this week at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, it was almost as...

    32. June 18, 2015

      France and Belgium freeze Russian state assets over Yukos case

      Russia said its lawyers were studying French and Belgian moves to freeze state assets in an attempt to enforce a $50bn...

    33. June 18, 2015

      As Greece teeters, Alexis Tsipras is feted in St Petersburg

      Alexis Tsipras has alienated many fellow EU leaders as bruising talks over Greece’s bailout have pushed the country ever...

    34. June 17, 2015

      Saudi defence minister to meet Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria

      Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, is travelling to Russia this week as the oil-rich kingdom and...

    35. June 17, 2015

      Russian mistakes and western misunderstandings

      After hearing the news of the outbreak of the 1848 Paris revolution, Nicolas I is said to have rushed to the palace to...

    36. June 17, 2015

      EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

      The EU agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions against Russian industry for at least six months after a debate that...

    37. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2015

      European LNG: political wish but economic pipedream?

      Even prior to Russia’s invasion of Crimea, energy security was a hot buzzword in Europe. But while many of the continent’s...

    38. June 15, 2015

      Russian economy: An asset to the state

      Staring into the faces of Russia’s top state bankers last year, Igor Zyuzin was a man on a precipice. An eccentric oligarch...

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