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    Withdrawal of foreign fighters to bolster Ukraine truce

    Negotiators representing Kiev, Moscow and Russian-backed separatists on Saturday agreed to establish a 30km buffer zone and...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

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

  1. 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...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Ukraine needs money not arms

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, arrives in Washington to meet President Barack Obama today. His visit is certain to...

  3. September 17, 2014

    Sistema: Yukos, part deux

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

  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

    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...

  6. September 14, 2014

    Short sellers wary of making call on direction of Russian market

    When Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Crimea in early March, hedge fund managers were quick to bet that the...

  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 11, 2014

    Russia threatens to cap western car and clothing imports

    Russia threatened to escalate a growing trade dispute between the Kremlin and the EU, saying it could cap western car and...

  9. 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...

  10. September 3, 2014

    France halts delivery of warship to Russia

    President François Hollande halted the delivery of the first of two warships to the Russian navy on Wednesday, the clearest...

  11. 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...

  12. September 2, 2014

    Estonia PM warns Europe must guard against Russia in long term

    Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has so utterly transformed Europe’s security outlook that western governments must be on...

  13. 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...

  14. September 1, 2014

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘direct and unconcealed aggression’

    Ukraine’s pro-western president accused Moscow of waging “direct and unconcealed aggression” amid signs that his country’s...

  15. August 31, 2014

    Nato frontline states see fears over Russia realised

    “War” – it was little surprise that three Baltic states and Poland were among the first to utter the word on Thursday after...

  16. August 29, 2014

    Nato states create new multilateral force

    Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato’s...

  17. August 29, 2014

    Mariupol digs in and waits for Russians

    On the eastern edge of Mariupol, a port on Ukraine’s Sea of Azov coast with a population of 400,000, locals armed with...

  18. August 29, 2014

    Grieving Russians begin to question secret Ukrainian war

    For months, Moscow has steadfastly denied that Russian troops were fighting in Ukraine. But Valentina Melnikova has a...

  19. August 28, 2014

    Ukraine: Russia’s new art of war

    Unorthodox tactics are nothing new in conflict. “The Russians were the adversary who dropped the sword and picked up a...

  20. August 26, 2014

    Finding the right stomach for sanctions

    Danila Medvedev, a longtime Moscow opposition activist, is no fan of President Vladimir Putin. A fluent English speaker who...

  21. August 26, 2014

    Evidence of direct Moscow military involvement in Ukraine grows

    Kiev published videos on Tuesday of what it said were 10 Russian paratroopers captured inside Ukraine, in the strongest...

  22. 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,...

  23. August 22, 2014

    Russia defies Kiev and sends convoy into eastern Ukraine

    Kiev has accused Moscow of invading its territory, after Russia defied its neighbour and sent a humanitarian convoy across...

  24. 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...

  25. August 18, 2014

    Ukraine’s injured rebels vow to fight on

    On the first Wednesday of July, Yuri, a pensioner who spent more than two decades as a rescue worker in the Ukrainian mines,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. August 14, 2014

    Russian ‘volunteers’ in beige drive aid convoy to Ukraine border

    Arriving in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, a dusty town on the Russian-Ukrainian border, hundreds of men piled out of their trucks,...

  30. August 8, 2014

    UK business concern grows over damaging trade war with Russia

    High Street retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of a damaging trade war between Britain and...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. August 3, 2014

    Mid Europa raises €810m for fourth fund

    Mid Europa Partners, the largest private equity group in central and eastern Europe, has raised €810m for its fourth fund –...

  35. August 1, 2014

    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,...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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