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    Ukraine crisis: Lethal shootout casts shadow over Geneva deal

    Russia on Sunday accused the Ukrainian government of failing to implement last week’s Geneva accord, saying there had been...

  2. April 18, 2014

    Banks retreat from Moscow deals

    Japanese banks have made a marked retreat from Russia pulling back from deals and suspending credit lines underlining the...

  1. April 18, 2014

    Ukraine tensions cast shadow over art world

    The art world faces a nervous build-up to its crucial June auctions, amid concern that the fallout from the crisis in...

  2. April 18, 2014

    ‘Defiance and confusion’ in Ukraine over Geneva deal, says OSCE

    Pro-Russia forces on the move The deputy head of the international monitor charged with implementing the Geneva agreement to...

  3. April 18, 2014

    Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine despite an...

  4. April 17, 2014

    Ukraine restricts Russian men from entering the country

    Ukraine has begun restricting Russian men from entering the country amid fears that Russian activists are fuelling...

  5. April 17, 2014

    Putin says Russia stands firm but will not return to isolationism

    Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a firm but measured message to America and Europe, saying that Russia would stand up to...

  6. April 16, 2014

    Putin: Russia’s great propagandist

    Igor Dolutsky finds nothing unusual in disagreeing with everyone around him. In the 35 years he has been teaching history in...

  7. April 15, 2014

    William Hague warns against ‘creeping oligarchisation’ of Balkans

    William Hague warned on Tuesday of the “creeping oligarchisation” of the Balkans and parts of southeastern Europe. The UK...

  8. April 15, 2014

    Both empires will lose from this treacherous tussle

    Western suspicions that Russia is following the “Crimea playbook” in eastern Ukraine are way off the mark. To begin with,...

  9. April 10, 2014

    Contract sanctions plan seen as threat to £25bn legal market

    Proposals by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to introduce new contract sanctions have sent a chill through the UK’s...

  10. April 8, 2014

    Moldovan winemakers struggle as Russia vies with EU for influence

    After an all-night tasting session in 1966, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin joked that he found it easier to leave earth than the...

  11. April 8, 2014

    Kerry accuses Moscow of creating ‘pretext’ for Ukraine invasion

    The US has accused Russia of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, calling its efforts “illegal and illegitimate” and warning...

  12. April 7, 2014

    Armed pro-Russia separatists storm buildings in eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s leaders warned that their country was at risk of being torn apart as armed pro-Russian separatists occupied...

  13. April 3, 2014

    Ukraine and Russia exchange terror accusations

    Russia detained 25 Ukrainian citizens on suspicion of plotting terror attacks on its soil, state media reported on Thursday...

  14. April 3, 2014

    Nato chief defends eastern advance

    Nato’s secretary-general has angrily defended the alliance’s stepped-up military deployments in central and eastern Europe,...

  15. April 2, 2014

    Corruption has laid waste to the Russian economy

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea came as a great surprise. After all, Russia was long thought to be a “normal” developing...

  16. March 30, 2014

    Sanctions: War by other means

    There are many reasons why the 1956 Suez Canal crisis was a pivotal moment in modern history. It symbolised the twilight of...

  17. March 28, 2014

    US and Russia to discuss potential solution over Ukraine

    The US and Russia have agreed to discuss a potential resolution to the Ukraine stand-off, after Vladimir Putin called Barack...

  18. March 27, 2014

    Russian fund taps China and Middle East

    Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has tapped Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund money in a bid to show it can...

  19. March 27, 2014

    No evidence Boris Berezovsky was poisoned, inquest told

    “Extensive toxicology” tests were carried out on the body of dead oligarch Boris Berezovsky but found no evidence of...

  20. March 27, 2014

    Baltic states pledge more defence spending as US presses allies

    Latvia and Lithuania became the first European countries to announce big increases in their military spending following the...

  21. March 27, 2014

    German business concerns grow over Russia ties

    Russian president Vladimir Putin kept Joe Kaeser waiting for an hour before their meeting this week at his residence outside...

  22. March 26, 2014

    Leading Britons’ business links with Russians under spotlight

    Deteriorating relations be­tween President Vladimir Putin and the west in the wake of the Ukraine crisis have thrown a...

  23. March 26, 2014

    Russia ‘risks recession’ because of Crimea, says World Bank

    The World Bank has warned that the Russian economy could tumble into recession as a result of the country’s annexation of...

  24. March 25, 2014

    Moscow’s move shows weakness, says Obama

    US President Barack Obama has pointedly described Russia as a “regional power” whose aggressive policies towards its...

  25. March 25, 2014

    Minorities left uncertain in Russia’s swoop on Crimea

    Two minutes into his March 18 speech that announced Russia’s takeover of Crimea, Vladimir Putin discussed the political...

  26. March 25, 2014

    Ukraine’s acting defence minister Ihor Tenyukh resigns

    Ukraine’s acting defence minister, Ihor Tenyukh, on Tuesday handed in his resignation amid recriminations among the...

  27. March 24, 2014

    A Ukraine war would spell disaster for Russia

    As US President Barack Obama and the leaders of the EU huddle together this week, they will strive to look united and...

  28. March 24, 2014

    In new cold war, Russia can hit America where it hurts – on Iran

    As Russia sped ahead with the annexation of Crimea and the US drew up more sanctions to punish Moscow, American and Russian...

  29. March 23, 2014

    We require a strategy not just a reaction to Russia

    In the west, the conversation is dominated by discussion of how to punish and isolate Russia for its role in the invasion...

  30. March 22, 2014

    Shots fired as Russian troops force their way into Ukrainian base in Crimea

    Russian troops stormed Ukraine’s Belbek air base near the port of Sevastopol on Saturday and took it by force, a day after...

  31. March 21, 2014

    Putin boosted by defiant tone at top and among people

    Vladimir Putin responded on Friday to US sanctions against his inner circle with typically acid humour. He had no account,...

  32. March 21, 2014

    Putin feels the heat as sanctions target president’s inner circle

    Close watchers of the Russian political scene were in no doubt on Friday that by sanctioning a bank and 16 officials and...

  33. March 21, 2014

    Crimea: Russia’s return

    Victory and defeat In Simferopol last Tuesday, a crowd of Cossacks, vigilantes in military garb and elderly ladies in...

  34. March 21, 2014

    Russian executives quake as US sanctions rattle markets

    As recently as the start of the week, some of Moscow’s financial elite were blasé about the prospect of sanctions. But...

  35. The A-List

    March 21, 2014

    Look to China for wisdom on dealing with Russia

    Niall Ferguson is half-right. There has been a geopolitical taper but not of the kind he meant. Instead, there has been a...

  36. March 20, 2014

    Links with Putin made Bank Rossiya prime US sanctions target

    When the US government slapped sanctions on Bank Rossiya on Thursday, it aimed right at the top. With assets of Rbs412bn...

  37. March 20, 2014

    The Russian challenge for America’s odd couple

    Picture Barack Obama in the White House. The US president is closeted with advisers, examining and re-examining every...

  38. March 19, 2014

    London holds its nerve amid Ukraine crisis

    The financial markets and bankers have so far taken a fairly relaxed view of the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the City of...

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