Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Russian capital.
March 14, 2019
US citizen and arguably Russia’s most successful fund manager Michael Calvey was arrested on Valentine’s Day and is still sitting in jail despite a public outcry by fellow financiers and a raft of leading Russian liberal politicians.
March 12, 2019
The Kremlin is launching into a six-year long $400bn spending bonanza that is intended to transform the economy. It's a lot of money and if the money is well spent it could cause a boom.
February 26, 2019
Putin is in a trap of his own making. Ignoring calls to let a US fund manager out of a Russian jail, he came out in support of the FSB last week. Choosing between Russia's international image and his domestic agenda, Putin always goes for the latter.
February 16, 2019
How much damage will the February 14 arrest of US fund manager Michael Calvey on “large-scale embezzlement” charges do to Russia's investment case?
February 14, 2019
Sanctions are back. There were four rounds of sanctions in 2018 that clearly did a lot of damage to Russia’s business and investment case, but ultimately they failed to produce their advertised goal: force the Kremlin to change its aggressive ways.