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      Ukraine sharply raises interest rates to 30%

      Ukraine has sharply raised its benchmark refinancing rate by 10.5 percentage points to 30 per cent, in a desperate move to...

    2. 21 hours ago

      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...

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    1. 22 hours ago

      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...

    2. 24 hours ago

      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...

    3. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - “As a sophisticated serial acquirer of businesses, Warren would much prefer to deal with wet behind...

    4. 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...

    5. March 1, 2015

      Europe puts future at risk by playing safe

      The economic equivalent of a ceasefire agreement is a debt rollover of an insolvent state. In Europe, we have had both in...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. February 28, 2015

      Murder in the shadows of the Kremlin

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

    11. 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....

    12. February 27, 2015

      Spain holds suspected pro-Russia fighters on return from Ukraine

      Spain has arrested eight of its nationals it claims fought on the pro-Russian side in eastern Ukraine, saying the men are...

    13. February 27, 2015

      Fund sales slump in January

      Sales of investment funds to retail investors totalled just £320m in January, little more than a quarter of the £1.25bn sold...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. February 26, 2015

      Ukraine’s sick economy presents stern test

      A year ago, Artem, a 19-year-old student, joined the mass protests in Kiev that toppled Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s...

    17. 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...

    18. February 26, 2015

      Russia trades will not follow Greek game theory

      Who knows best: the pundits or financial markets? This week markets have won against the commentators. Their calm over...

    19. February 26, 2015

      Nato spending promises largely ignored

      Only two of Nato’s six biggest defence spenders — the US and France — will fulfil a pledge to protect military budgets made...

    20. February 25, 2015

      Germany learns to look beyond its borders

      Germans think any plan that is put on paper should be executed — which is why the country’s approach to government strategy...

    21. February 24, 2015

      David Cameron to send UK military trainers to Ukraine

      David Cameron has announced plans to send military trainers to Ukraine, in a significant escalation of Britain’s involvement...

    22. February 24, 2015

      Putin’s propagandists prime Russians for fight

      A young Russian woman living in London recently asked me how she should preserve her relationship with her parents, who live...

    23. February 24, 2015

      Natural gas rallies on supply threat concern

      The price of natural gas in Europe rallied on Tuesday on fears a fresh dispute between Ukraine and Russia could threaten...

    24. February 24, 2015

      Conflict clouds Ukraine’s debt distress

      When Ukraine’s president pleaded for help at last month’s World Economic Forum he worried aloud that the international...

    25. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: Putin's visit to Hungary raised more questions than it provided answers

      By Krisztián Szabados and Péter Krekó of the Political Capital Institute Last week’s guest post by Balázs Orbán on Hungary’s...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: the long, hard struggle in Ukraine

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The crisis in Ukraine shows no sign of abating any time soon. Minsk I and II have failed to...

    27. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Guest post: few options for Ukraine after latest defeats

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Victory over Ukrainian forces at Debaltseve last week was the best present that...

    28. February 22, 2015

      Hungary-Russia nuclear power deal faces Brussels roadblock

      Hungary’s deal to award up to €12bn in nuclear power contracts to a Russian state-owned company is facing a growing threat...

    29. February 22, 2015

      Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels swap prisoners in shaky truce

      Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists on Sunday swapped nearly 200 prisoners and began to pull back heavy weaponry...

    30. February 21, 2015

      US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

      LONDON, February 21 — The US and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a...

    31. February 20, 2015

      Russia mobiles to ring with war song for victory day celebrations

      In the autumn of 1941, when German tanks sped towards Moscow, Soviet radio would daily blast out a song that encapsulated...

    32. February 20, 2015

      Nato must prepare for Russian attack, warns UK general

      Nato forces must prepare for a large-scale conventional assault by Russia on an eastern European member state designed to...

    33. February 20, 2015

      UK caught off-guard in Ukraine, say Lords

      A damning parliamentary inquiry has accused the UK government of “sleepwalking” into the Ukraine crisis and called for...

    34. February 20, 2015

      No justice one year on for those killed in Kiev’s Maidan Square

      Ukraine remembers Just after 9am on February 20 last year, riot police squaring up against anti-government demonstrators on...

    35. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    36. February 19, 2015

      Kiev accused of cutting gas supplies to rebels

      A new faultline opened up between Ukraine and Russia over natural gas on Thursday when pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine...

    37. February 19, 2015

      Maidan — film review

      Maidan gives a true story the stature and acoustic of an epic. It’s a powerful, inspiring documentary about events in Kiev...

    38. February 19, 2015

      The short telegram about Vladimir Putin’s Russia

      War or ceasefire, Russian aggression in Ukraine is overturning at last the west’s complacency. Washington has realised that...

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