Russia’s largest bank has been wracked by protests and vandalism from Ukrainian nationalists since it decided to recognise documents from Kremlin-backed separatist regions in East Ukraine.
Russia's government will invest €3.4bn in developing its Arctic reaches in the next three years, while state-run Rosneft is waiting with even larger sums to tap the region's 34bn tonnes of oil equivalent.
Crackdown follows weeks of low-level detentions and fining of protesters in Belarus.
Dozens more people arrested in Belarus in what the KGB security service says were raids conducted against armed insurrection plot.
Ukrainian president says shooting was an "act of state terrorism".
Funds channeled from Russian companies to offshore firms with help from corrupt Moldovan judges.
Anti-government protests that broke out in several Belarusian cities in the past few weeks now seem to be losing momentum.
"Test case" for Ukrainian justice sees temporary release of tax chief during investigation for alleged corruption.
Montenegro's Nato accession is becoming a test case for the new relationship between the US and Russia.
Kyiv will officially shut down transport routes to the Donbas after an abortive attempt to disrupt a weeks-old unofficial blockade.
Move follows Sberbank's decision to recognise IDs issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine.
Ruling is latest turn of the screw on foreign tech and internet majors found to be in breach of Russian consumer law and data storage requirements.
Government moves to break weeks-long blockade that caused acute shortages of anthracite coking coal and undersupply to power plants in the national grid.
Detention and sentencing of peaceful protesters contradicts Belarus's declared policy of democratisation, says EU.
Ankvab received death threats after returning from exile in Russia to run in parliamentary election.
The iconic Lada is back as Russia’s best selling-car in February as cash-strapped Russians trade down to cheaper models.
Turkey and Russia were on the brink of war after the Turkish military shot down a Russian bomber in 2015. Two years later, presidents Putin and Erdogan were fawning over each other and a new era of relations at talks in Moscow.
PM Pavel Filip claims Moldovan officials harassed by Russian security services as they probe $22bn laundered through Moldinconbank
Turkish interest in Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missile system may be a bluff to win Western defence deals.
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