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  1. 9 hours ago

    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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 –...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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