The hollowing out of state institutions have left Russia in the hands of what we can call ‘adhocrats’ – agents of the Kremlin who may come from the civil service or business, and operate fluidly across traditional roles as needs dictate.
Foreign minister doesn't hide Moscow's disdain for outgoing Democratic US leadership.
After a slow start it seems that research is underway for the proposed China-Russia FTA. But despite political will at the leadership level, the negotiations will not be easy, will take much time and may ultimately not succeed.
Move caps a slew of measures designed to lock in place the Democrats' tougher line on Russia for its actions in Ukraine.
Russia’s technological lag seen as most serious challenge the country will face in the next 10 to 15 years.
After much cautious mutual deference shown by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the incoming US administration is already signalling a tougher stance on some key issues. Russia is holding its fire - for now.
US begins biggest deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War to reassure Nato states bordering Russia.
Suspicions grow of a multi-billion-dollar thimble trick in December's privatisation of 19.5% of Russia's state-controlled oil giant.
Russia’s equity market turnover jumped 55% m/m and 90% y/y to RUB983bn in December.
Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are among Western investment banks in Moscow losing out as fees from deal-making jumped to their highest level in three years.
Fresh attention to the Litvinenko case can complicate US president-elect Donald Trump’s efforts to reset relations with Moscow.
Bitfury has announced it will launch the first ever Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) on the margins of Davos in January.
Controversial report accuses Russian leader of personally ordering a covert campaign to influence 2016 US presidential elections.
Russia and Ukraine are in focus, as both are expected to begin their recoveries. But the view and situation of the two foes is very different: pundits are probably overly optimistic about Ukraine and overly pessimistic about Russia.
Trump appears to have little sense of Nato’s history or purpose. It was formed not merely as a military bulwark against an aggressive Soviet Russia, but as part of a positive agenda to secure and expand a liberal, democratic space.
An oligarch’s call for “painful compromises with Russia” has triggered a storm of accusations among Kyiv-based pro-Western activists, reformers and some lawmakers about surrender.
A report produced by ex-finance minister and co-head of the presidential council Alexei Kudrin found that less than a third of reform measures included in the government’s 2020 strategy were implemented and none at all in some key areas.
Russia’s ruble-denominated Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) put in another all-time high record on the first day of trading in 2017, hitting 2255 points during the trading session.
“Zero Days”, the latest documentary by Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney, makes a chilling and urgent claim that the cyber domain has become an as-yet unregulated fourth dimension of warfare.
Russian companies pay some of the highest dividends in the emerging market world; Russian stocks are expected to pay a 4.9% dividend yield in 2017 of 2-4 percentage points more than their peers, making them investors' darlings.
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