27th June 2016
Russian security services have raided dozens of locations across the country linked to the Church of Scientology as part of a long running battle between authorities and the US-based organisation. The Federal Security Service (FSB) said officers ‘conducted simultaneous searches’ at 14 addresses in Moscow and St Petersburg… Read More
23rd June 2016
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is embarking on an Asia charm offensive to beef up his country’s international profile, as the economy reels from a deep recession amid Western sanctions and a slump in oil prices. Putin is due to arrive in China this Saturday for an official state visit and… Read More
22nd June 2016
The Federal Security Service has conducted 14 simultaneous raids on the Church of Scientology offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It seized documents that could shed light on the organization’s illegal financial dealings in Russia. The simultaneous raid across the two cities follow the November 2015 court decision in Moscow… Read More
21st June 2016
Envoys from 28 member states in consensus over punishing Moscow further for annexation of Crimea and presence in Ukraine Read More
20th June 2016
The European Union was divided on Monday over how to end a stand-off with Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, as Britain called for governments to maintain their tough stance and Slovakia said the current sanctions policy was untenable. France reiterated the West’s position that there could be no change… Read More
16th June 2016
After a two-year break which felt more like a boycott, European leaders and chief executives of top multinational companies are back at Russia’s top economic gathering in a sign of weariness about European sanctions against Moscow. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March… Read More
9th June 2016
Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip said on Wednesday that Russia was not offering enough help to his government to track down and recover $1 billion that was siphoned from the banking system. Read More
28th May 2016
Merkel says it’s too early to lift Ukraine-related measures, but some Social Democrats disagree Read More
25th May 2016
Russia sold $1.75 billion of Eurobonds, marking its return to international debt markets even as U.S. and European Union sanctions remain. Read More
25th May 2016
Russia has selected Intesa Sanpaolo SpA as its consultant for the planned sale of shares in the country’s biggest oil producer, Rosneft OJSC, which is under U.S. and European financial and technical sanctions. Read More