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    1. September 23, 2016

      Bridge to Crimea: Putin strives to complete a ‘historic mission’

      Adolf Hitler tried to build a bridge linking Crimea to the Russian mainland. So did the Red Army. Both failed. Now...

    2. September 22, 2016

      Russia to tap global debt markets for a further $1.25bn

      Russia’s finance ministry is planning to raise an additional $1.25bn in dollar bonds, in a further sign of robust...

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    1. September 21, 2016

      Russia: Siberian spring

      At well pad number 258, Iosif Stefanishin watches with pride as a drill bit burrows deeper and deeper into swampy...

    2. September 7, 2016

      Russia: How to exercise political control

      It was a Saturday afternoon and the citizens of Rybinsk were strolling along the banks of the Volga river, soaking up...

    3. September 5, 2016

      Russia clamps down on last independent pollster as elections loom

      The Russian government is cracking down on Levada Centre, the country’s only independent pollster, in a sign of...

    4. August 24, 2016

      Cashflow and the Kremlin

      Andrei Kostin, head of Russia’s state-run VTB Bank, reaches to his mantelpiece into a thicket of framed pictures of him...

    5. August 23, 2016

      Polish apple farmers bear brunt of EU-Russia economic war

      Laden with fruit, the boughs of the apple trees in the orchards run by Poland’s EUROSAD sag with what will be a record...

    6. August 15, 2016

      Russia’s traditions of resistance and reinvention power its innovators

      Richard Florida, author of The Rise Of The Creative Class, reckons that three Ts are essential for innovation and...

    7. August 14, 2016

      US election: Trump’s Russian riddle

      During the first decade of this century, Donald Trump began doing business with an unlikely partner — Bayrock, a New...

    8. August 9, 2016

      Hidden slack lies behind Russia’s labour market enigma

      Winston Churchill famously described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. In recent years the...

    9. August 9, 2016

      Putin and Erdogan vow to restore links and economic ties

      The Russian and Turkish presidents on Tuesday vowed to restore their friendship, ending an eight month stand-off over...

    10. July 26, 2016

      A reformed Vladimir Putin is the model of economic sobriety

      President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive foreign policy has sparked a global backlash. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine...

    11. July 11, 2016

      Russia sells 11 per cent stake in Alrosa

      Russia’s government has sold a 10.9 per cent stake in diamond miner Alrosa for Rbs52.2bn ($814m) as part of a...

    12. July 7, 2016

      Russia seeks to overturn EBRD lending ban

      Russia is attempting to overturn the freeze on lending to the country by the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

    13. July 3, 2016

      Russian companies emerge from bond market wilderness

      Russian companies are returning to international bond markets with the largest wave of debt issuance since the...

    14. June 17, 2016

      Renzi lifts spirits at Russia’s ‘Davos’

      It is just what Russians wanted to hear. “We need Europe and Russia to become wonderful neighbours again,” Matteo...

    15. June 16, 2016

      Putin seeks to re-engage Europe at St Petersburg forum

      If the Kremlin is to be believed, Vladimir Putin spent the best part of the past week getting ready for the St...

    16. June 10, 2016

      Medvedev’s gaffe shines light on poor state of Russia economy

      A careless remark by Dmitry Medvedev is coming back to haunt the Russian prime minister as marketing experts seek to...

    17. June 9, 2016

      Why rouble’s rally may be over

      “Delayed Fed rate hike expectations are prompting a search for yield boosting demand for high yielding currencies,”...

    18. June 8, 2016

      Rosneft targets south Asia for investment

      Rosneft is “pretty optimistic” about the outlook for oil consumption in south Asia and is considering several...

    19. June 2, 2016

      Vladimir Putin is not ready to toast Brexit

      While international views of Britain’s referendum on EU membership are eagerly solicited and picked over, and Germans,...

    20. June 1, 2016

      Russian Eurobond sale fails to draw the sting of sanctions

      Two contrasting images of Russia were on display at the start of last week. Moscow made a bold return to international...

    21. May 31, 2016

      Gunvor boss used $1bn payout to sever ties with Russian oligarch

      The boss of Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest oil traders, has awarded himself a bumper $1bn dividend to sever his...

    22. May 27, 2016

      Putin issues ‘crosshairs’ warning to Romania and Poland

      Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, used a visit to Nato country Greece to warn its fellow members Romania and...

    23. May 27, 2016

      Ukraine’s ‘you invaded us’ debt non-payment defence

      Ukraine has come up with a stinging rebuttal to Russia’s insistence that it repay a $3bn loan that was due last year:...

    24. May 25, 2016

      Doubts raised on claims of strong global demand for Russia’s bonds

      Russia’s claim that its first sale of sovereign debt in three years drew strong global interest has been questioned by...

    25. May 25, 2016

      Why is Russia’s return to debt market proving problematic?

      Russia on Tuesday sold its first bond since the country was placed under international sanctions over Ukraine, but its...

    26. May 11, 2016

      Sino-Russian gas deal: smoke without fire

      Russia’s political and economic “pivot to Asia” has long appeared to deliver less than it promised. But then, late last...

    27. May 9, 2016

      New Silk Road will transport laptops and frozen chicken

      If the ancient Silk Road developed to enable trade in fine cloths and spices, the new one will transport computer...

    28. May 6, 2016

      Activists say Russian telecoms group hacked Telegram accounts

      A group of Russian activists plans to sue telecoms group MTS over claims the company helped hack into their accounts on...

    29. May 5, 2016

      Kremlin jitters over the economy are growing

      Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has recently made two of his most significant policy moves for months. One was the...

    30. May 3, 2016

      Magnitsky fraud cash laundered through Britain, MPs hear

      British officials must investigate the alleged laundering of $30m from a Russian tax fraud that may have been spent on...

    31. April 29, 2016

      Chinese lend $12bn for gas plant in Russian Arctic

      Two Chinese state banks have agreed to lend more than $12bn to develop a liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian...

    32. April 20, 2016

      Russia wins legal victory over Yukos damages

      Russia has won a significant legal victory after a Dutch court overturned a record $50bn damages award to former...

    33. April 19, 2016

      Russia orders companies to pay higher dividends to state

      Russia has ordered its state-controlled companies, including gas giant Gazprom, to pay at least 50 per cent of their...

    34. March 14, 2016

      Brussels warns EU banks against Russian bond deal

      Brussels is urging European banks to steer clear of Russia’s first sovereign bond issue since the imposition of western...

    35. March 13, 2016

      Car chief pays price of Russia’s waning appetite for reform

      The Golden Foam beer kiosk on Lenin Street is a sad place. Men who lost their jobs at AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest...

    36. March 9, 2016

      Signs of life behind the rouble

      The value of one high-profile Russian export plunged this week, as sponsors distanced themselves from tennis star Maria...

    37. March 3, 2016

      Gazprom secures €2bn loan from Bank of China

      Gazprom has agreed to borrow €2bn from Bank of China in its largest ever bilateral loan as it braces for export gas...

    38. February 25, 2016

      Moscow to issue bonds despite US warnings

      Russia is going to press ahead with plans to issue its first sovereign bond since the US and Europe imposed sanctions...

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