Turkey and Russia were on the brink of war after the Turkish military shot down a Russian bomber in 2015. Two years later, presidents Putin and Erdogan were fawning over each other and a new era of relations at talks in Moscow.
Inflation was 4.6% y/y in February, according to Rosstat, down from 5% in January and in line with expectations
Standards of governance are steadily improving from the jungle fights of the 1990s, but the current economic crisis still saw minority shareholders get squeezed in takeovers by Kremlin-controlled giants like Rosneft.
PM Pavel Filip claims Moldovan officials harassed by Russian security services as they probe $22bn laundered through Moldinconbank
After three years of recession, 2017 has seen a revival of Russian assets, with issuers in February raising almost $2.5bn through Eurobonds, their high rates attracting international investors.
Russia’s political theatre “closed for reconstruction” as Putin eyes fourth presidential term after 2018 election.
Turkish interest in Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missile system may be a bluff to win Western defence deals.
After rising strongly in the second half of 2016, the Watcom shopping index got off to its worst start in three years in the first weeks of 2017.
Budapest wins approval for using state aid to expand Paks but critics fear Moscow will gain extra leverage.
Involvement of Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeev would point to Kremlin involvement, security expert claims.
Threats grow to national economy after rail blockade and seizure of enterprises belonging to billionaire Rinat Akhmetov.
Things are not going well for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who was just snubbed by President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. His country is in desperate need of money and Russia won't help.
Capital flight finally reversed in January with the first positive inflows of $2.4bn for the first time since the third quarter of 2015. And even that was only a temporary blip. Russia has been bleeding money every year since 2008.
President Ivanov’s rejection of an SDSM-led government has added an explosive ethnic dimension to the already dangerous political conflict.
Growth in both output and new orders moderated in February, and although the expansion remained solid, this puts into question the strong start of 2017 for Russia's industry.
Russia’s state-owned banking behemoths square up after VTB Bank announced it would hire 7,000 workers under expansion plans for the newly established post bank that will encroach on its sister Sberbank’s turf.
Rosstat’s data release for January 2017 turned in a pleasant surprise for Russia, with retail sales turnover falling by the least since the start of 2015 and big upward revisions for both nominal and real wages.
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