27 September 2017
Russia’s Central Bank launched a recent clean-up operation to stop Russia’s largest private bank Otkritie from going bankrupt. A one trillion-rouble “hole” had been discovered in Otkritie’s assets. Almost immediately after that, the Central Bank had to bailout another – BinBank, Russia’s 12th largest. Where does this leave the country’s private banking sector?
25 September 2017
Is Moscow trying to take the lead on the Islamic issue?
23 September 2017
Despite normally wielding vast influence in Russia’s courts, Transneft fell foul of an unwritten rule: State energy businesses may attack private firms but not other state enterprises
21 September 2017
By exporting its nuclear energy expertise to the region, Moscow has won greater influence in various Middle Eastern capitals. But political risks abound, and international competitors are closing in
19 September 2017
Ideology and pragmatism go hand in hand in the relations between the German right-wing populists and the Russian elite
18 September 2017
Sanctions are effectively remodeling Russia's financial relations within the country at the same time as it redraws its financial links with the outside world
16 September 2017
Nearly 50,000 women are serving time in Russia's harsh penitentiary system. Living conditions are often inhumane
15 September 2017
With US-Russia relations still getting worse rather than better, and Russia’s Pivot to the East having limited success, is Moscow now seeking reconciliation with Paris and Berlin over Ukraine?
13 September 2017
An underlying issue at next year’s presidential elections is how to bring certainty and stability to Russia’s cash-strapped pension system. So far, the authorities have tiptoed around the matter
10 September 2017
What do the Muslim rallies in Russia reveal