Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said Vladimir Putin is a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow.
Decades after having been laid to rest among eminent Russians, two South African anti-apartheid revolutionaries are finally going home.
Recession, rising inflation and a currency collapse have combined with Western sanctions and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine to cast a pall of gloom over Russian business.
Kremlin-controlled Gazprom said on Thursday it would exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions from its main contract with Ukrainian Naftogaz, days before Kiev uses up gas volumes it has already paid for.
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