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KRUK REPORT: Saakashvili is stripped of Ukrainian citizenship as Poroshenko’s re-election campaign gets underway

KRUK REPORT: Saakashvili is stripped of Ukrainian citizenship as Poroshenko’s re-election campaign gets underway

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, the latest move in President Petro Poroshenko's increasingly obvious preparations for re-election in 2019.

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MACRO ADVISER: No respite for Russia watchers in August

MACRO ADVISER: No respite for Russia watchers in August

August is always an eventful month in Russia, and the US Congress’ determination to press ahead with tougher sanctions legislation against Moscow means this year will be no exception.

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Ukrainian farmers turn to Donbas veterans for protection from raiders

Ukrainian farmers turn to Donbas veterans for protection from raiders

Unarmed veterans are helping farmers fight back against asset thieves and the authoritities don't like it.

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STOLYPIN: Donbas continues to be as unpredictable as it is unloved

STOLYPIN: Donbas continues to be as unpredictable as it is unloved

Declaration of a new state of ‘Malorossiya’ reflects conflicting agendas of local Donbas warlords and Moscow, as much as the struggle between Moscow and Kyiv.

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Russian textbook titan trains to become all-round education provider

Russian textbook titan trains to become all-round education provider

Prosveshcheniye, Russia’s largest educational publisher, is looking to float on the Moscow Stock Exchange as early as next year to raise investment finance.

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Ukraine food giant diversifies its way out of country's crisis

Ukraine food giant diversifies its way out of country's crisis

Astarta now makes half its sales from exports, while sugar makes up less than half its revenue mix.

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CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Critics remain sceptical that serial humans rights abuser Uzbekistan has really reformed

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Critics remain sceptical that serial humans rights abuser Uzbekistan has really reformed

Foreign media and watchdogs are being allowed back into the country, and some broken dissidents have been released, but there is little real change on the ground.

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MACRO ADVISER: It's the oil price, stupid

MACRO ADVISER: It's the oil price, stupid

Despite cheap equity valuations and the economy's reduced exposure to hydrocarbon vulnerability, Russian stock prices will remain dominated by the gloomy outlook for oil prices.

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COMMENT: Gazprom’s exit from Turkey is a sign of the times

COMMENT: Gazprom’s exit from Turkey is a sign of the times

Foreign investors in Turkey worry that politics is increasingly affecting the business climate.

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