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  1. September 19, 2014

    Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

    Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been allowed to leave house arrest just three days after Russian authorities...

  2. September 18, 2014

    Russia’s rich feel chill wind from the Kremlin

    It is hard to imagine a worse moment for the Kremlin’s inner circle to launch an attempt to strong arm one of Russia’s...

  1. September 17, 2014

    Sistema: Yukos, part deux

    “Today, the state, resorting to absolutely legal market mechanisms, is looking after its own interests.” Russian President...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Russia wages guerrilla warfare against western companies

    Efforts to reach a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia continue. But western businesses are finding themselves hit...

  3. September 16, 2014

    Russian oligarch Yevtushenkov placed under house arrest

    Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of Russia’s richest men, has been placed under house arrest on charges of money laundering in a...

  4. September 16, 2014

    Russia is our most dangerous neighbour

    Russia is both a tragedy and a menace. In the Financial Times this week Sergey Karaganov offered an arresting insight into...

  5. September 14, 2014

    Former BP chief warns on Russia sanctions

    US and EU sanctions against Moscow are in danger of turning round and biting the west by constraining global oil supply and...

  6. September 14, 2014

    Western delusions triggered conflict and Russians will not yield

    The Soviet Union’s sunset years hardly felt like an innocent age to those who lived through them, but to recall the hopes...

  7. September 12, 2014

    Russian authorities raid Ikea office

    Russian authorities have raided an office of the Swedish furniture company Ikea just outside Moscow, hours after the...

  8. September 12, 2014

    US targets Gazprom in new round of sanctions

    The US dramatically expanded its sanctions against Russia on Friday by adding Gazprom, Europe’s leading energy provider, to...

  9. September 11, 2014

    Russian investors wary of new ceasefire

    In early May, when Vladimir Putin announced he would pull Russian troops back from the Ukrainian border and ask Ukraine’s...

  10. September 9, 2014

    Russia’s Sochi loses tourism lustre to Crimea

    Poolside at one of Sochi’s newly built hotels, a bronzed water aerobics instructor is furiously punching the air in time...

  11. September 9, 2014

    Finland denies obstructing EU deal on Russia sanctions

    Finland’s prime minister denied his country had obstructed the EU’s latest Russian sanctions and said other nations...

  12. September 5, 2014

    Russians pull together in face of sanctions

    “Our response to the sanctions?” read the billboards hastily erected by a Moscow real estate company. “A mortgage for just...

  13. September 2, 2014

    Western diplomats consider boycott of Russia 2018 World Cup

    Could boycotting the 2018 World Cup be more effective at persuading Russian president Vladimir Putin than an increasingly...

  14. September 1, 2014

    Rosneft proposes Chinese company take stake in Russian oilfield

    Rosneft is proposing that China take a stake in one of its largest oilfields, in a deal that would further deepen energy...

  15. August 31, 2014

    Russia: faute de mieux

    The Russia of Vladimir Putin is a petrol station masquerading as a country, the US senator John McCain declared this year....

  16. August 29, 2014

    Rouble hits record low against the dollar

    Russia’s rouble hit a record low against the dollar on Friday, as the conflict between Moscow and Ukraine intensified....

  17. August 24, 2014

    Putin profits politically from wars and western apologists

    Here we go again. Russian artillery fires and a convoy – filled with aid, the Russians say – rolls across Ukraine’s border,...

  18. August 21, 2014

    Rosneft hit by western sanctions as $2bn Vitol deal scrapped

    A planned $2bn deal between Rosneft and oil trader Vitol has been shelved, in the latest sign that tougher western sanctions...

  19. August 18, 2014

    Russia: companies own you

    The USSR once tried nuking its way to oil and gas riches. Large parts of subterranean Siberia were blown up to pry open...

  20. August 15, 2014

    French politician and Russian oligarch team up for Crimean theme park

    A French populist-conservative politician and investor has agreed to build a historic theme park in the Russian-annexed...

  21. August 14, 2014

    Rosneft asks Moscow for $42bn

    Rosneft has asked the Russian government for as much as Rb1.5tn ($42bn) in support, in a clear sign of the growing cost of...

  22. August 11, 2014

    Bulgaria’s president attacks oligarchs

    Bulgaria’s president has strongly criticised the country’s politicians and powerful oligarchs for relying too heavily on...

  23. August 7, 2014

    EU stands ready to support farmers from sanctions fallout

    Russian food Moscow’s ban on western food imports poses a grave challenge to the EU, although European pig farmers have...

  24. August 7, 2014

    Russian consumers prepared to swallow food ban

    Russian food Less than 24 hours after Vladimir Putin issued а blanket ban on western meat, dairy and other produce, Dmitry...

  25. August 7, 2014

    Russia threatens to go beyond food sanctions

    Fears of a damaging trade war between Russia and the west grew as Moscow banned imports of a wide range of agricultural and...

  26. August 6, 2014

    US and EU food exports at risk after Putin threatens ban

    Russia has threatened to completely bar all US agricultural products from its market and slap an import ban on all fruit and...

  27. August 5, 2014

    German diplomacy: Dominant by default

    When they speak on the telephone Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel switch between German and Russian. They are both so fluent...

  28. August 5, 2014

    Russia looks to ban EU flights over Siberia

    Vladimir Putin ordered his government to draw up retaliatory measures against western sanctions as signs emerged that Moscow...

  29. August 5, 2014

    Ukraine sanctions: Switzerland adds Russians to watchlist

    Switzerland has added 26 individuals and 18 entities to a watchlist designed to prevent the Alpine state from being used to...

  30. August 4, 2014

    Germany cancels defence contract with Russia

    Germany on Monday cancelled a contract to supply Russia with a €120m combat simulation centre, amid an escalating row among...

  31. August 1, 2014

    Russia’s dwindling liberal minority rails against Putin

    As the EU was giving details of its sanctions against Russia on Thursday, Russian intellectuals and human rights activists...

  32. August 1, 2014

    Sberbank says sanctions hit global financial system

    Russia’s biggest banks have criticised the EU for including the financial services industry in sweeping new sanctions...

  33. July 31, 2014

    Russian crisis already taking toll on western businesses

    Companies across the eurozone warned that the crisis in Russia and Ukraine is already taking its toll on business, as...

  34. July 30, 2014

    Ukraine tensions prompt Total to suspend Novatek share buys

    Escalating tensions over Ukraine have prompted oil major Total to freeze its programme of buying shares in Russia’s Novatek,...

  35. July 29, 2014

    Sanctions on Russia are a ‘big concern’ for European businesses

    The deepening impact on Europe’s companies of the Ukraine crisis was brought into sharp focus with the warning by BP on...

  36. July 29, 2014

    Financial window closes for Moscow businesses

    Even before Russia was hit with the latest round of western sanctions on Tuesday, the mood in Moscow was as if the blow had...

  37. July 29, 2014

    Russian politicians take aim at global consultants

    A group of Russian lawmakers has proposed banning the “Big Four” global accounting firms and two of the world’s largest...

  38. July 29, 2014

    EU and US present united front with tough sanctions on Russia

    The western powers presented a united front over the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday when the EU and the US agreed to their...

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