Eastern Europe / Opinion

COMMENT: Is Russia on the cusp of a green revolution?

Christopher Stakhovsky in Paris June 26, 2017

With the Russian economic outlook in the black, the government is now readjusting its industrial policy and throwing green energy into the mix.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Russian pipeline dispute escalates as US enters the fray

Yigal Chazan of Alaco June 26, 2017

American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.

MACRO ADVISER: Russia's Asian pivot starts to pay off

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory June 19, 2017

Chinese investment links to Russia are rising and broadening, and Moscow is now able to win better terms than before.

KRUK REPORT: New language laws are not the next Ukrainian powder keg

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv June 19, 2017

Western commentators rush in too fast with Kremlin's take on the language issue, says columnist Kateryna Kruk.

BEAR MARKET BRIEF: Can IT revive Russia’s economy?

Aaron Schwartzbaum in Washington DC June 19, 2017

Russian government plans remain vague and still obsessed with security, while the sector lacks seed finance.

STOLYPIN: Life after Putin becomes debatable

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague June 12, 2017

Feverish speculation over Dmitri Medvedev's successor reflects a feeling that President Vladimir Putin is running out of steam, that he has no new ideas, and diminishing enthusiasm for the job.