Two of Russia’s advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile system will be bought from Russia and another two will be produced in Turkey
The main job of Russia’s Federal Protective Service is to guard President Vladimir Putin, but until recently it ran a secret and highly profitable construction empire that collapsed after getting entangled with St Petersburg's richest oligarch.
Russia’s premier online taxi service Yandex.Taxi has joined forces with local rival Uber to jointly offer their service in six CIS countries
Both countries have emerged from the crisis and are starting to recover, but Ukraine remains a lot more vulnerable than Russia to any shocks in the near future.
Trade turnover between Russia and China grew by almost 26% in the first half of 2017 and is on course to hit the $80bn target for this year.
A focus on China’s growing interest in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia looking at the implications in terms of geopolitics as well as business and investment
As Russia’s economy starts to grow again, equity portfolio investors are cherry picking amongst the best companies, as their share prices remain undervalued, while their earnings outlooks are improving.
Reconstruction of the city centre is hurting retailers but vacancy rates seem to have passed bottom, according to real estate consultant JJL.
The Western grip on Central Asian oil and gas flows is weakening, and half of the volumes could go east by 2020, according to the IEA.
Central Asian states are looking to balance Moscow and Beijing, rather than switch masters.
Russia's goal in promoting the Eurasia Economic Union was not to recreate the Soviet Union, but simply to give it some leverage over China and its One Belt One Road strategy. And it looks like it will work.
Three banking acquisitions are already closed and two more are pending approval by regulators.
China's sovereign wealth fund has partnered with Russia’s and is ready to invest big bucks.
Russia is more and more seeing China’s push West as an opportunity rather than a threat.
Estonia and Georgia, two nations that several years back suffered paralysing Russian cyber incursions, have made the top 10 in a fresh UN cybersecurity ranking.
Diplomats at the G20 summit in Hamburg managed to cobble together a compromise text promising not to resort to trade protectionism, but whether this will eliminate the threat of trade wars remains to be seen.
The dollar-denominated Russia Trading System index is down 13% this year and fell briefly below the psychologically important 1000 mark, making some investors ask if the market was so cheap it was worth a punt.
Cyber security also featured in 135-minute talks on sidelines of G20 summit in Hamburg.
Unwilling to adopt liberal reforms demanded by the IMF for further loans, Belarus turns as expected to its eastern neighbour for support.
The bond markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are flourishing as companies eschew traditional banking credits and instead issue paper to tap the pool of liquidity in the banking sector.