Growth of Russia’s service sector continued in March, with the rate of expansion improving slightly from February, finishing the strongest quarter since the end of 2012.
Rosneft is using its proximity to the Kremlin to defy a government ruling on dividend payments, thereby protecting the vast wealth of the shadowy Rosneftegas holding where its proceeds accumulate.
Recent falls in Russian stock prices have created a buying opportunity for those that missed out on last year’s rally.
Despite its previous calls for a weaker exchange rate, a stronger ruble may suit the government as it enables industry to import technology more cheaply.
Russian leader and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko agree on energy roadmap until 2020.
The challenge for the Kremlin is to nurture public resilience to cope with isolated atrocities such as the St Petersburg bombing, and to avoid the temptation to use them for sordid political advantage.
Banks are having to pedal twice as hard just to keep momentum, but innovative players are developing new tailored solutions and products to meet the needs of clients.
A bombing in the metro underground railway in the Russian city of St Petersburg killed up to ten people and injured dozens more.
Russian manufacturing continues its strongest expansion since 2011 and positive sentiment amongst owners reached a 22-month high.
60% of Russia's energy resources are located in its Arctic regions. The race is now on to draw them more efficiently, with foreign firms like ExxonMobil back in the frame.
What surprised about the anti-corruption demonstrations was not their size but the youth of the crowd. Russia's youth face a bleak future, and the Kremlin has little control over them.
Tehran wary of becoming bargaining chip in Moscow's relations with Washington despite makeshift alliance and shared goals.
Russia's billionaires are buying into the national cinema industry as growing numbers of domestic movies challenge Hollywood blockbusters in popularity.
Things in Russia are likely to get ugly before they get better, and they could get out of control randomly and quickly.
Leaders discuss energy investments, expanding trade, Russian use of Iranian air bases, and defence sales
Two pieces of news have gone largely under the radar, both with major implications for the 2018 election: the Kremlin’s plans to use state-owned enterprises as get-out-the-vote machines; and to watch the regions for signs of instability.
Largest Russian bank has been wracked by protests and vandalism by Ukrainian nationalists since it recognised documents issued by Donbas separatists.
For all the Cold War chest beating, Russia’s growth uptick has sparked renewed foreign direct investment.
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.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has offered hope that change may be possible, and connected corruption at the top with hardships experienced by ordinary Russians.
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