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  1. 7 hours ago

    David Cameron urges Nato to deter Russian aggression

    David Cameron has urged fellow Nato leaders to back measures to defend the alliance and deter a possible Russian attack,...

  2. 8 hours ago

    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...

  1. July 29, 2014

    Putin battles to keep factions on side

    First came a court order for Russia to pay $50bn in damages to majority shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company. Next...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. July 29, 2014

    Companies fear Russian sanctions impact

    BP and Renault have become the first large European companies to warn of the potential impact of sanctions against Russia on...

  6. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  7. July 28, 2014

    Leonid Nevzlin is biggest winner from Yukos ruling at The Hague

    For nearly a decade, 54 year-old Leonid Nevzlin has been at the centre of the legal fight for compensation for Yukos...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Russia sanctions: Bond film

    Water, water everywhere, and damned if it isn’t a prohibited financial transaction under US and/or EU law to drink it. This...

  9. July 28, 2014

    Q&A: $50bn Yukos award against Russia

    Former Yukos shareholders have been awarded $50bn in damages against Russia in one of the biggest arbitration awards ever...

  10. July 27, 2014

    US says images show Russian attacks on Ukraine

    The US on Sunday stepped up its accusations of direct Russian military action against Ukraine, publishing satellite images...

  11. July 27, 2014

    The west risks collateral damage by punishing Russia

    When I read last week’s revision in the International Monetary Fund’s forecasts, I was reminded of William Gilmore Simms, a...

  12. July 25, 2014

    Brussels chiefs urge EU states to approve tough curbs on Russia

    Two of the EU’s most senior figures have urged the bloc’s prime ministers to approve a sweeping set of new sanctions against...

  13. July 25, 2014

    Moscow launches Mac attack in beef with west

    As the west unveils further sanctions against Russia, Moscow is hitting back where it hurts: right in the cheeseburgers,...

  14. July 25, 2014

    Vladimir Putin: Collision course

    A group of men sit in a Kamaz truck – one of those big Russian 4x4s that regularly wins the Dakar rally – speeding down a...

  15. July 24, 2014

    Malofeev: the Russian billionaire linking Moscow to the rebels

    In late January, a month before Russian soldiers appeared in Crimea, Russia’s Orthodox billionaire Konstantin Malofeev was...

  16. July 22, 2014

    EU rifts scupper new Russia sanctions

    Europe’s foreign ministers failed to agree new sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in the downing of MH17 despite...

  17. July 22, 2014

    Vladimir Putin starts to show the strain as outrage mounts over MH17

    The pressure on Vladimir Putin is intensifying. One of the Russian president’s most trusted economic advisers on Tuesday...

  18. July 21, 2014

    If geopolitics is back, investors are unprepared

    While analysts speculate over a new cold war, following claims of Russian involvement in last week’s air crash in Ukraine,...

  19. July 21, 2014

    Osborne warns UK on financial impact of Russian sanctions

    George Osborne has warned that Britain must be prepared to take an economic hit under a tougher sanctions regime against...

  20. July 21, 2014

    MH17 crash: EU divided over severity of Russia sanctions

    Europe’s foreign ministers will meet on Tuesday amid mounting signs anti-Russian hardliners are gaining ground for tougher...

  21. July 20, 2014

    Putin’s next move – invade eastern Ukraine?

    There could not have been more brutal testimony to the cynicism of Russia’s war in eastern Ukraine than the television...

  22. July 18, 2014

    Putin’s credibility lies amid the wreckage of flight MH17

    When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was blown out of the clear sky over Ukraine by a surface-to-air-missile it was, without...

  23. July 17, 2014

    Russian stocks fall after US sanctions move

    Russian shares and the rouble dropped sharply on Thursday after the US levied sanctions against a group of four of Russia’s...

  24. July 17, 2014

    Fresh sanctions target groups with ties to the west

    In contrast to some of those hit by earlier US sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the targets of the latest...

  25. July 17, 2014

    Court freezes assets of ‘Putin’s banker’ after lender’s collapse

    A UK court has issued an order freezing assets worth more than $2bn belonging to Sergei Pugachev, nicknamed “Putin’s banker”...

  26. July 16, 2014

    US sanctions target Russian companies

    The US placed sanctions on Wednesday on some of Russia’s most prominent companies including oil group Rosneft in its most...

  27. July 10, 2014

    Separatists plan to evacuate Donetsk as Ukraine army nears

    Pro-Russia separatists massing in Donetsk, the biggest city in Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions, on Thursday revealed...

  28. July 2, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev and Moscow in call for ceasefire talks

    France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday called for a new effort for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, setting a...

  29. July 1, 2014

    Ukraine seeks EU help after peace talks fail

    Ukraine’s pro-western president on Tuesday urged the EU to act more decisively in standing up to Russia while defending his...

  30. June 26, 2014

    Russia looks to shield economy from sanctions

    The Russian government is working on measures to help replace imported industrial goods with domestically manufactured ones...

  31. June 26, 2014

    US business groups attack Russia sanctions

    Leading US business groups are going public with their opposition to the unilateral imposition of new sanctions by the White...

  32. June 25, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US considers new round of sanctions on Russia

    The Obama administration is discussing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia , including its vast energy sector,...

  33. June 23, 2014

    Ukraine rebel leader agrees ceasefire

    A rebel leader in eastern Ukraine late on Monday called a ceasefire until Friday after the first face-to-face talks between...

  34. June 22, 2014

    Vladimir Putin balances patriotism with politics in Ukraine

    When Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Kremlin walls on Sunday, it was billed as a...

  35. June 9, 2014

    Russia stocks rebound from Ukraine crisis lows

    Russia’s financial markets are recovering ground lost in the wake of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea as fears of escalating...

  36. June 8, 2014

    Russian companies prepare to pay for trade in renminbi

    Russian companies are preparing to switch contracts to renminbi and other Asian currencies amid fears that western sanctions...

  37. June 5, 2014

    Russian public opinion turns sharply against US and Europe

    Russians have turned more hostile towards the west than at any time since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, the country’s...

  38. June 3, 2014

    US to strengthen military presence in Europe

    US President Barack Obama arrived in Europe on Tuesday with an announcement that he would request $1bn from Congress to...

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