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Putin plays to the domestic audience at annual press conference

Putin plays to the domestic audience at annual press conference

Russian president focussed on domestic issues at his first big public event after confirming he will run for re-election in 2018, but gave a verbal lashing to the Ukrainian leadership and ex-Georgian president Saakashvili.

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IMF demands Ukraine president submit bill on anti-corruption court to parliament

IMF demands Ukraine president submit bill on anti-corruption court to parliament "in coming days"

The international community is rapidly losing patience with the obvious reluctance of Poroshenko’s administration to take any decisive action to curb endemic corruption.

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IIB to advise Mongolia on how to tackle money laundering

IIB to advise Mongolia on how to tackle money laundering

Under the MoU, the Mongolian legal and regulatory framework will be reviewed in respect of the recommendations the country has received for combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism, and then suggestions for improvements will be made.

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KRUK REPORT: Ukraine’s Old Guard strike back

KRUK REPORT: Ukraine’s Old Guard strike back

An attempt to detain ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili sparked a protest in Kyiv, calls for President Petro Poroshenko's impeachment and US and EU criticism that Ukraine is failing to follow the Western direction. Is that really the case?

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OPINION: Ukraine heads into choppy political waters as economy continues shaky recovery

OPINION: Ukraine heads into choppy political waters as economy continues shaky recovery

The recent wave of protests are bound to fade, partly due to their own irrelevance, and partly due to successful micromanagement by the Poroshenko administration.

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BOOK REVIEW: Russia plays a weak hand strongly in Southeast Europe

BOOK REVIEW: Russia plays a weak hand strongly in Southeast Europe

Russia has clawed its way back from its weak position after the end of the Cold War to make firm friends across Southeast Europe even in countries that are firmly in the Western camp.

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FPRI BEAR MARKET BRIEF: MinFin Impossible - Russia’s self-inflicted regional debt crisis

FPRI BEAR MARKET BRIEF: MinFin Impossible - Russia’s self-inflicted regional debt crisis

If there is going to be a crisis in Russia it will start in the regions. While the federal economy is starting to recover, some regions are falling deeper into debt.

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INTERVIEW: The PIK of Russian real estate

INTERVIEW: The PIK of Russian real estate

The retail and office real estate markets are suffering disruption, says CEO Sergey Gordeev, but residential is booming and PIK is planning to raise capital to take advantage of this.

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OPINION: Moldova’s leu turns 24

OPINION: Moldova’s leu turns 24

The leu was born and has existed so far in a very challenging environment characterised by high corruption and soaring foreign debt.

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