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    1. April 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin tells Russians worst of economic crisis is over

      Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the state of the economy, wages and pensions in his annual marathon phone-in...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Shared problems push North Korea into Russia’s arms

      For Im Cheon Il, a diplomat, there has never been a better time to invite Russian children to spend their holidays at a...

    1. April 16, 2015

      Gunvor sells stake in Siberian miner to reduce Russian exposure

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, has sold its 30 per cent stake in Kolmar, the Siberian coal producer,...

    2. April 13, 2015

      Russia lifts ban on Iran air-defence missiles

      Russia on Monday unblocked the sale to Iran of one of the world’s most advanced air-defence systems, in a move that will irk...

    3. April 9, 2015

      Ukraine sets its sights on national recovery

      Ukraine’s efforts to complete a debt restructuring deal with its creditors by June serve as a reminder that its authorities...

    4. April 9, 2015

      Protests bubble up across Russia in sign of public discontent

      Russia is witnessing a spate of sporadic, locally organised popular protests in a sign of profound public dissatisfaction...

    5. April 9, 2015

      Europe faces more than a Greek tragedy

      The pilgrimage of Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras to Moscow told a tale of two tragedies. One, perilously close to the...

    6. April 7, 2015

      Duma paves way for dissident lawmaker to face fraud charges

      When Vladimir Lenin left Russia in 1900, he had a group of like-minded Marxist émigrés waiting for him in western Europe and...

    7. March 26, 2015

      Do not advertise a past dark with pain

      The set-up of the advert is innocent enough. Three kids are goading their parents into taking them to Moscow’s famed Central...

    8. March 25, 2015

      Reining in Ukraine’s oligarchs is long overdue

      Ukraine’s revolution 13 months ago presented itself as a demand for European-style democracy. But it aimed, above all, to...

    9. March 24, 2015

      The purpose of Putin’s diplomatic acrobatics

      In the past year,Vladimir Putin has become almost as notorious for his falsehoods as for the truth of his actions in...

    10. March 23, 2015

      An uneasy peace that will tear the global economy asunder

      In 1914, the world’s economic order collapsed because its most powerful nations went to war. A century later, the great...

    11. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    12. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    13. March 19, 2015

      Ukraine PM warns EU against Putin’s divide-and-conquer tactics

      Ukraine’s prime minister has warned that Vladimir Putin is attempting to divide the EU in the same way the Russian president...

    14. March 16, 2015

      Civil society in Russia is bloodied but not buried

      The Moscow School was planned as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of openness allowed the exhumation of the...

    15. March 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin brushes off ‘gossip’ over mystery absence

      Vladimir Putin made his first public appearance in 11 days on Monday, brushing aside rumours that he was seriously ill as...

    16. March 15, 2015

      A shift under way in Gazprom’s relations with Europe

      For all its reputation as a monolith, Gazprom has not sat still in the three and a half years since the EU investigation...

    17. March 13, 2015

      Ukraine warns on debt haircuts

      Ukraine has warned debtholders including Russia that they should prepare to lose money as the war-ravaged country seeks to...

    18. March 12, 2015

      Sweden sends troops to Baltic island amid Russia tensions

      Sweden will put troops back on the strategic Baltic Sea island of Gotland after a decade-long absence as increased...

    19. March 11, 2015

      Blacklist Putin loyalists, says Navalny

      Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called on the west to impose travel bans and asset freezes on dozens more...

    20. March 11, 2015

      Polonium that killed Alexander Litvinenko came from Russian plant, UK court told

      The deadly radioactive substance used to murder Alexander Litvinenko could only have been produced by a single closely...

    21. March 11, 2015

      Angela Merkel to boycott Russian war commemorations in May

      Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has joined the growing list of western leaders who will boycott Russia’s May...

    22. March 10, 2015

      Russia quits arms pact as estrangement with Nato grows

      Russia has pulled out of a forum for discussing conventional arms control in Europe, closing another channel of...

    23. March 9, 2015

      Kadyrov’s intervention raises more questions over Nemtsov’s murder

      The investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov seemed to be following the same script as...

    24. March 9, 2015

      Greece, Russia and the politics of humiliation

      Just before Alexis Tsipras was elected Greek prime minister in January, he made a vow to the voters: “On Monday national...

    25. March 8, 2015

      China and Russia set to finalise gas deal

      China and Russia will seal an agreement later this year on piped gas from Western Siberia, China’s foreign minister said on...

    26. March 5, 2015

      ‘Hero of Ukraine’ Nadia Savchenko battles on in Moscow cell

      Days after the weekend murder of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, international concerns have grown that Moscow...

    27. March 5, 2015

      Russia launches war games in disputed territories

      Russia has launched large-scale military exercises involving three disputed territories in a move likely to irk its...

    28. March 4, 2015

      UK challenge to North Sea deal should make Browne think twice

      Last Saturday’s murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was, to many, an indication of the impunity with which...

    29. March 4, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: What we know about his murder

      Five days after the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian authorities have yet to identify any suspects, let alone make an...

    30. March 3, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Opposition leader buried, along with hopes of a generation

      Mourners gather for Nemtsov funeral Russians came in their thousands on Tuesday to pay final respects to the murdered...

    31. March 2, 2015

      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...

    32. March 2, 2015

      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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: FT interview days before he was murdered

      Slideshow: Opposition honours slain leader I met Boris Nemtsov in the early evening last Monday at Shamrock, an Irish pub...

    36. 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...

    37. March 1, 2015

      How the Kremlin benefits from Boris Nemtsov’s death

      It is hard to write about Boris Nemtsov’s assassination in analytical terms. Even though Nemtsov held a PhD in physics, he...

    38. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Thousands march in memory of murdered politician

      Slideshow: Muscovites march in Nemtsov’s memory Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday in memory of...

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