COMMENT - How will the new US sanctions affect Russia’s economy? The US has finalized the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea and promoted it as a profound new step towards undermining the Russis
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.
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.
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.
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.