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Gazprom Dismisses Fears of EU Gas Apocalypse This Winter
The Russian behemoth says it is stocking up to ensure deliveries.
Calvey Faces Setback as London Court Rules in Favor of Russian Investors
Besieged U.S. fund manager could lose control of Bank Vostochny.
Ukraine Warns of Gas Crisis as Negotiations With Russia Drag On
“Highly probable” that the two won’t reach an agreement by the time the current contract ends.
U.S. ‘Freedom Gas’ Aims to Loosen Russia's Grip on Europe’s Market
Russia is Europe’s biggest and lowest-cost gas supplier.
OPEC+ Cuts Extension Likely After Russia-Saudi Talks
Oil ministers are pursuing cooperation in the face of a slowing global economy.
Arrested U.S. Investor's Cameo Casts Shadow Over Putin’s Davos
Calvey may get a chance to tell his side of the story after the Kremlin said it wants to see him at the International Economic Forum.
Putin's Own Government Warns His Campaign Promises Can't Be Met
Officials say that the majority of targets will be impossible to achieve before the end of Putin’s term in 2024.
Russia Rejected Iran S-400 Missile Request Amid Gulf Tension, Officials Say
“Any real or imaginary strengthening of Iran can lead to escalation,” one expert said.
Russia Sees Sanctions Insurance in Flood of Foreign Bond Buying
Russia may sell a second Eurobond this year.
Arrested U.S. Investor Calvey Wants to Go to Putin’s Economic Forum
Calvey's enthusiasm for the St. Petersburg event comes even as he is being held under house arrest.
One Year In, Putin’s Grand Economic Plan Is Tainted With Manure
The National Projects spending program is not living up to expectations.
chicken or pork?
Russia’s Newest Ambition in China Is Selling More Chicken Wings
A virus decimating China's hog herd could help to boost Russian poultry exports.
Russia’s Economy Gives Putin Reasons Not to Extend OPEC+ Deal
The Russian leader is having to weigh up his desire for faster growth against the benefits of his alliance with Saudi Arabia.
Renault Hands Control of the Dashboard to Yandex
Yandex will provide real-time navigation and other services for locally made cars.
Russia Growth Spurt Stalls as Economy Undershoots Forecasts
A hike in value-added-tax has been a drag on growth.
Russia Evades Exclusion From Council of Europe
Losing membership would deprive Russian citizens of the right to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
Russian Bill Seeks to Criminalize News That Leads to International Sanctions
The amendments would impose a maximum term of five years in prison and fines of 5 million rubles ($77,500) for publishing such materials.
Russia Dirty Oil Crisis Drags On as Port Loads Tainted Cargo
At least one tainted cargo has been loaded onto a tanker since Monday.
Russia's Plan to Cleanse Tainted Oil Pipe Proves Slow-Going
A contamination crisis has shut down parts of Russia's giant Druzhba pipeline almost a month ago.
Turkey Weighs New U.S. Call to Delay Buying Russian Missiles
The Trump administration last week asked Ankara to postpone receiving the advanced S-400 missile-defense system.
Trump Says Putin Not ‘Involved’ in Venezuela, Despite U.S. Claim
The Kremlin has denied that the Russian government persuaded Maduro to stay in Caracas.
Putin Rides to Xi's Rescue on Battered Silk Road as the West Stews
China’s “project of the century” is a welcome new plank in Russia’s own strategy for ending American hegemony.
Ukraine Passes Language Restriction, Worsening Dispute With Neighbors
Much of the Ukrainian population still speaks Russian.
Kim Jong Un Looks to Putin for Help Dealing With Trump Whiplash
Kim may have to settle for Russian pledges of diplomatic and economic support.
Putin's Closest Ally Fears Takeover as Kremlin Plots Succession
Vladimir Putin may look beyond Russia for a mechanism to keep power after his current term ends.
Kremlin Offers Oil Giants $8Bln Payout as Russians Struggle
Oil companies agree to freeze fuel prices to lessen the burden on consumers.
Trump's Secret Moscow Skyscraper Pursuit Exposed Him to Kremlin
The project, known as Trump Tower Moscow, became a central branch of Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Russia Says It Received Debt Payment From Venezuela on Time
Caracas has failed to make debt payments to Russia in the past.
Baltic Leader Set to End Decade-Long Silence by Meeting Putin
Since the collapse of the USSR, relations between former Soviet states and Russia have been uneasy.
Russian Billionaire Brothers Crush It With Gaming Powerhouse Playrix
Today, each brother is worth about $1.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Russia Defends Arctic Military Expansion Amid Tensions With U.S.
Countries are gearing up to develop the area’s untapped oil and gas deposits as climate change accelerates the rate of ice melting.
Russia Makes Move on Libya Peace as Clashes Rage Near Tripoli
Russia is urging all sides “to avoid any actions that could provoke bloodshed and the death of civilians.”
Russia Eyes Greater Energy Dominance With Arctic LNG Push
It’s not the only LNG plant beyond the Arctic Circle, but it’s by far the largest.
Russia and Ukraine Fight, But Their People Seek Reconciliation
A poll released last month shows Ukrainians are becoming less likely to view Russians negatively.
Russia Revises Up 2018 Growth Data in Boost for Putin Target
Last year's results are just the latest positive surprise from an agency that went through a management shake-up after officials criticized its data.
Kremlin Wonders If Putin May Follow Kazakh Model to Keep Power
A transition similar to the one under way in Kazakhstan has been actively discussed in Moscow.
Russia Ditches Real Income Data That Has Slumped for Five Years
The new methodology will include data on online sales and sales from smaller retailers among other things.
Hyundai Signs Deal With Russia's Yandex for Autonomous Cars
Carmakers and tech companies are racing to rollout self-driving cars.
OPEC's Missing Meeting Shows Strain in Saudi-Russia Alliance
OPEC+ probably won’t decide whether to prolong its supply curbs until late June, just days before they expire.
OPEC+ Affirms Commitment to Oil Cuts, Defers Decision to Extend
There are signs that Russia, not Saudi Arabia, is setting the agenda for a group that controls more than half of global crude production.
Crimea Five Years On
Russia Still Paying Price for Crimea Five Years After Annexation
Half a decade has passed since Putin annexed Crimea. For Russia, the costs continue to mount.
Merkel Is Said to Reject U.S. Pressure to Provoke Russia's Navy
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed U.S. pressure last month to conduct a naval maneuver in Russia’s backyard.
Sea Ice Between Alaska And Russia Shrinks at Record Rate in Middle of Winter
It’s the second consecutive year that the ice extent in the area has retreated at record pace.
Putin Is Said to Have Defended Prosecution of U.S. Investor Calvey
Putin was asked about attacks on the handling of the case and the damage it might do to the investment climate.
Danske Quits Baltics and Russia as Laundering Case Deepens
Danske said it will close down its activities in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.
Putin Challenges Erdogan Over Syria as U.S. Exit Bolsters Russia
Russia is pressuring Turkey to agree to an offensive on Idlib.
Kremlin Says Don't Look for Common Sense From Russia's Rulers
Critics have long alleged that the Kremlin has bent parliament, the courts and the media to Putin's personal will.
Russia Welcomes Trump Offer of New Nuclear Pact, Awaits Details
Russia cautions that it’s received no specific proposals yet.
On Visit to Russia, Taliban Says It Wants U.S. Pullout in Months
The Afghan government is worrying openly that the U.S. will leave them at the mercy of the Taliban.
Russia Starts to Worry Maduro's Grip Is Slipping in Venezuela
Moscow is acutely aware of how few levers it has to rescue Maduro.
Apple Stores Russian Users' Personal Data Locally, Filing Shows
Apple users in the region have data including their name, delivery address, email address and phone number stored on servers in Russia.
Russia Grows at Fastest Pace in 6 Years on Construction Surge
Construction got a boost from the World Cup and the start of natural gas project in Siberia.
Putin Shows Rare Soft Spot to Rescue Russia's ISIS Children
Russia has been more willing than many Western nations to help women and children linked with Islamic State fighters to return home.
Billionaires in Moscow Try Building Dynasties for Post-Putin Era
Russia’s first generation of billionaires is starting to test Putin's commitment to private property by giving parts of their wealth to heirs.
Erdogan Solicits Support in Moscow as Putin Becomes Syria Kingmaker
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan gets another chance to lobby Vladimir Putin to protect Turkish interests.
Trump's Russian Pop Star Friend Cancels U.S. Tour Over Probes
Moscow pop star, Emin Agalarov, abruptly canceled his U.S. tour, citing the risk of being detained.
Putin Takes Hard Line on Japan Island Dispute Before Abe's Visit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads for talks in Moscow this week in hopes of resolving a 70-year-old dispute over four small islands
Putin Arrives to Hero's Welcome as Serbia Seeks Kosovo Leverage
Since taking power as prime minister in 2012, Vucic has performed a balancing act, pledging to join the EU while also maintaining warm ties with Russia...
Senate Puts Forward a Resolution to Keep Sanctions on Deripaska Companies
The U.S. Senate advanced a resolution to block the Treasury Department from lifting sanctions on three Russian companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska...
Russian Diamond Giant Alrosa Is Returning to Zimbabwe
Alrosa will develop new mining operations in the country with the support of the government.
Russia Warns Japan on Islands Dispute as Peace Talks Resume
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Japan to avoid “one-sided rhetoric” as talks resumed on reaching a deal to end a territorial dispute...
Cyprus No Longer Mediterranean Haven for Russian Businesses
New Cypriot anti-money laundering rules are compounding the effects of U.S. sanctions against Russia and its high-profile citizens.
Russia Dumps $101 Bln From Dollar Reserves in Pivot to China
Russia has been trying to reduce exposure to assets that could be affected by U.S. restrictions.
Latvian Premier Defends Publication of KGB Files to Seek Closure
The files, hidden from public view for more than two decades, have raised questions about collaboration with the Soviet regime.
Germany Wobbles on Nord Stream Pipeline as Putin Tensions Mount
Nord Stream 2 faces growing skepticism among German officials who had previously defended it against criticism from Trump and some EU allies.
U.S. Envoy to Russia Visits American Detained on Spy Allegations
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, visited an American detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage.
OPEC+ Caps Prove No Barrier to Record Russian Oil Output in 2018
Russia’s oil production reached a post-Soviet high last year even as it coordinated supply with OPEC.
Russia, Turkey Have 'Decisive' Syria Peace Role, Putin Says
The statement came after the countries agreed to coordinate military steps following the U.S. decision to withdraw its forces.
Russia Says Syria's Assad Is Popular, Likely to Win Re-Election
Russia described Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a popular leader who has every chance to win re-election.
Russia Warns U.S. Against Interfering in Saudi Royal Succession
Russia warned the U.S. against any effort to influence the royal succession in Saudi Arabia, offering support to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
Russia Contemplates Constitution Changes as Putin Faces Term Limits
The speaker of Russia’s parliament raised the possibility of changing the constitution as questions about Putin's future grow.
Russia Supports Political Role for Qaddafi's Son in Libya
Russia last year switched its strategy in Libya away from solely backing Khalifa Haftar.
Russia Unexpectedly Hikes Interest Rate as Inflation Risks Mount
Russia’s central bank unexpectedly increased borrowing costs for the second time this year.
France Investigates Possible Russian Influence on Yellow Vest Riots
France opened a probe into possible Russian interference behind the country’s Yellow Vest protests.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian Champion of Human Rights, Dies at 91
Alexeyeva died Saturday night at a Moscow hospital.
Moscow Pop Star Says DNC's Russia Meddling Suit Lacks Proof
Moscow pop star Emin Agalarov and his father, billionaire developer Aras Agalarov, asked a U.S. judge to throw out civil claims by the DNC accusing them...
Putin’s ‘American’ Oligarch Bleeds Billions After Trump Boasts
Viktor Vekselberg's extensive ties to the U.S. elite turned him into what Russian media called the “most American” of Putin’s plutocrats.
Russian Navy Escorted U.S. Warship Near Contested Pacific Waters
A Russian warship and aircraft escorted a U.S. destroyer in the Pacific Ocean, the Ministry of Defense said.
U.K. Suspends Visa Program for Super Rich in Crime Crackdown
The U.K. is suspending its top tier of investor visas, closing a route to permanent residence and British citizenship that’s proved popular with the...
Russia Threatens to Target U.S. Allies If Trump Exits Treaty
Russia will target countries hosting U.S. missiles if Washington goes ahead with plans to pull out of the INF treaty.
Russia Won't 'Beg' for Meeting With Trump, Kremlin Aide Says
President Vladimir Putin still wants to have talks with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump but will not "beg" for meeting.
Deripaska Guards Shown Forcing Man to Floor on Moscow CCTV
The raid on a Moscow textile factory played out on the screens of a London court Monday as part of the defense offered by a Russian businessman who’s...
Billionaire Deripaska Taunts Fellow Russian in London Real Estate Dispute
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska appeared in a London court for the second time this year, trading barbs about a fellow businessman’s lack of influence.
Ukraine Standoff Part of Kremlin Long Game, Not Prelude to War
More likely the aggression is simply the latest gambit in President Vladimir Putin’s long game to undermine the revolution.
Facebook Knew of Russia Harvesting Data in 2014, Lawmaker Says
Previously, Facebook has said it was unaware of this sort of Russian activity on the social network until after the 2016 election.
Ship Chokepoint in Focus as Russia-Ukraine Tensions Flare-Up
The incident underscores the transport risks in the region.
Russian Missile System Stymies U.S. Efforts to Mend Turkey Ties
Trump administration officials seeking to mend ties with Turkey are finding that a key point of disagreement is Turkey’s move to buy a Russian anti-aircraft...
Putin's Indicted 'Chef' Descends on Africa, Mercenaries in Tow
The secretive businessman known as Vladimir Putin’s “chef” for his Kremlin catering work is alleged to have helped Russia seize parts of Ukraine...
Here's One Measure That Shows Sanctions on Russia are Working
Sanctions may have knocked as much as 6 percent off Russia’s economy over the past four years and the drag isn’t likely to go away anytime soon.
Without Trump, U.S. Gives Way to Putin in Asian Summit Lineup
Trump’s decision to skip the ASEAN summit had lowered America’s profile.
France's Macron Lifts Ban on Access for Russia Today Channel
Macron imposed the ban while standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference at Versailles Palace near Paris three weeks after...
Putin Can't Have Cake and Eat It as Isolation Damages Growth Plan
Putin’s growth ambitions have fallen by the wayside as the sanctions noise from Washington grows louder amid an investigation into alleged election interference...
Russia Challenges U.S. in Hosting Taliban at Afghan Talks
Russia hosts the Taliban at a peace conference in Moscow in an attempt to foster “inclusive, inter-Afghan dialogue”.
Putin Resurrects Soviet Super Chicken as a Sanctions Defense
For Putin, so much meat power in so few foreign hands is an unacceptable security risk.
Russia Looks to Hydrogen as Way to Make Gas Greener for Europe
Gazprom is exploring ways to produce emissions-free hydrogen from its fuel and create a $175 billion a year market by 2050.
U.S. Opens Door to New Russia Sanctions After Skripal Attack
Trump can avert those sanctions if he concludes that waiving them is in the U.S. national interest.
Russian Oil Output Nears All-Time High With October Ramp-Up
The country’s crude and condensate output averaged 11.4 million barrels a day last month — a post-Soviet record.
U.S. 'Love' of Sanctions Won't Stop Moody's Upgrading Russia
Although Moody’s experts think it’s likely that the U.S. will sanction Russia’s sovereign debt, it might upgrade the country to investment grade...
Swiss Court Lifts Lid on Abramovich's Aborted Residency Bid
Switzerland’s top court lifted reporting restrictions on the reasons for Roman Abramovich’s failed bid for residency in the Alpine nation.
Putin Won't Have to Look Far for Darkest View of Russian Economy, Kudrin Says
Alexei Kudrin, the head of the Audit Chamber, warned in an interview that a looming slowdown of Russia's economy could be much worse than anticipated.