Russia sanctioned 49 UK officials and journalists on June 14, including prominent bne IntelliNews columnist Mark Galeotti, accusing them of “one-sided” reporting.
When Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, international supply chains were still fragile after the massive impact of COVID-19. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is not causing quite the same pain, but its effects are being felt around the world.
Demand for copper is set to increase as the green transition accelerates, but some of the world's biggest copper-producing nations are having supply problems. A Goldman Sachs strategist has warned that the red metal may soon cost $15,000 per tonne.
Sanctioned Alfa Group transfers 7.7% stake and control of famous drinks company to Georgian state.
Uniting in paranoia with Russia, warming to Iran, and opening for business. This and more in Eurasianet's weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Wargaming closed its studios in Russia and Belarus following the military invasion of Ukraine, and is now adding new studios in Central and Southeast Europe.
Russian climate activist Arshak Makichyan, a close associate of Greta Thunberg, is set to be deprived of his Russian citizenship as the Kremlin tightens the screw on anti-war protestors.
Ukraine’s despair index, which indicates the amount of pain felt by the bottom third of society, has spiked in the last two months, driven up by soaring inflation, rising unemployment and increasing poverty levels, while Russia's peaked in April.
There is a widespread feeling of ‘business as usual’. There is very little sense of impending doom. This confidence is misplaced.
Despite the West’s push to phase out Russian energy imports and deprive the Kremlin of revenues to finance its war in Ukraine, the country’s export revenues were in fact up by almost 40% year on year in May.
A year ago, Rosneft’s Vostok Oil megaproject in the Arctic was heralded as the next frontier for Russia’s oil industry and the biggest investment since the 1970s. Today Russia is sanctioned and the mega-project is unlikely to happen.
Ukrainians are showing remarkable bravery in defending not only their own country, but our values. But Western financial support is largely credits, not grants. If they are fighting on our behalf, should they also pay for a war they didn’t start?
“Everything that orc troops celebrate will disappear from the foreign literature programme,” declared Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Education and Science Andriy Vitrenko on June 7, announcing planned changes to the school curriculum in Ukraine.
Ukrainian forces have so far successfully held open the jaws of the trap which Russia has been trying to close around their rear from north and south of the deep salient that stretches from Slovyansk in the west to Severodonetsk in the east.
Russia is preparing for the second Russia-Africa summit, scheduled for October-November 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as it steps up its campaign to move closer to the African countries and pivot away from the West.
The Kremlin is planning to annex the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine and combine them into a single federal district within Russia, three sources close to the Putin administration told Meduza.
Russia's answer to McDonald's has released its new logo. The brand was created after McDonald's withdrew from Russia and sold its assets to a licensee. The first new restaurants operating on former McDonald's sites are due to open on June 12.
Maintaining a healthy planet and ensuring prosperity for all requires a renewed emphasis on reducing environmental impact, sustainability and changing the way the current economic system works.
Over 20 Russians are appealing against sanctions imposed on them since the start of the war by the EU. Those challenging their sanctions include oligarchs such as Abramovich and Fridman, as well as industrialist Melnichenko and executive Konov.
The board of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) cut the key interest rate by 150 basis points from 11% to a single-digit 9.5%, projecting confidence in managing the sanctioned and isolated Russian economy.