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Oil Trades Near 5-Year Low as Russia Echoes OPEC Output Policy

Oil in New York traded near a five-year low as Russia reiterated that it will keep crude production steady next year, echoing OPEC’s strategy of refraining from curbing supply to tackle a global surplus.

17 Dec 2014,

Russian Ruble Suffers Steepest Drop in 16 Years

The ruble plunged more than 10 percent for the second day on Tuesday and recorded its worst fall since the Russian financial crisis in 1998 as confidence in the central bank evaporated after an ineffectual overnight rate hike.

16 Dec 2014,

Google Shuts Russia Engineering Office

Google is to close its engineering office in Russia, in the latest sign that a crackdown on internet activity by Russian authorities this year could hasten an outflow of engineering talent from the country.

12 Dec 2014,

Vladimir Putin’s Religious, Ethnic Rhetoric Gets a Little Scary in Russian State-Of-The-Union Address

Vladimir Putin lives in a scary world, where enemies plot tirelessly to undermine, trick, and destroy Russia. Containment wasn’t just a Cold War policy but a practice of Russia’s rivals for centuries.

05 Dec 2014,

Vladimir Putin Allegedly Gave UEFA President Michel Platini a Picasso in Exchange for a FIFA World Cup Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly offered a Picasso painting to UEFA president Michel Platini in exchange for World Cup votes, according to a new report from The Sunday Times.

02 Dec 2014,

Russia: Passengers 'Get Out and Push' Frozen Plane

Passengers due to take a flight in Siberia had to get out and push the aircraft after its brake pads froze solid, it's reported.

26 Nov 2014,

Vladimir Putin Leaves G20 After Leaders Line Up to Browbeat Him Over Ukraine

Russian president says he’s leaving early to get some sleep after long meetings in which he refused to give ground

16 Nov 2014,

Putin Hits on China's First Lady, Censors Go Wild

Russia’s Don Juan-in-chief just got a little too friendly with Xi Jinping's wife.

11 Nov 2014,

Vladimir Putin Blames US for Islamist Terrorism and Ukraine Conflict

President denies Russia has been aggressive in Ukraine and has encroached on the sovereignty of its neighbours

27 Oct 2014,

Total CEO de Margerie Killed in Moscow Business Jet Accident

The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plough during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said.

21 Oct 2014,

Russian Grand Prix 2014: Intrigue and Drama on Vladimir Putin’s Big Day out in Sochi at his £30bn Race

President turns up on lap 39 in Sochi where F1’s claim not to be a political sport is again left open to question

13 Oct 2014,

Fresh Sanctions Will Freeze Big Foreign Oil Projects in Russia

Fresh U.S. and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves and complicate financing of existing Russian projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana.

14 Sep 2014,

Russia Faces New U.S., EU Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis

European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepared its own fresh sanctions.

12 Sep 2014,

MH17 Disaster: Russians 'Controlled BUK Missile System'

Russians were operating a BUK missile launcher seen in the area where the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 was shot down, eyewitnesses have told Panorama.

09 Sep 2014,

NATO Chief, at Summit, Says Russia Attacking Ukraine

NATO's top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defenses against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War.

04 Sep 2014,

Ukraine Cites 15,000 Russian Troops and Rebels as Putin Threatens War

Russia stepped up its criticism of the U.S. over Ukraine as President Barack Obama heads to eastern Europe to reassure NATO members of their security.

03 Sep 2014,

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invasion, West to Consider Sanctions

Kiev Orders Draft Reinstated as Obama Rules Out U.S. Military Response; Putin Remains Defiant

29 Aug 2014,

Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion on a New Front

Determined to preserve the pro-Russian revolt in eastern Ukraine, Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday, sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory.

28 Aug 2014,

Russian Soldiers Detained in Ukraine, as Leaders Prepare to Meet in Minsk

Ukraine's Security Service said Tuesday that 10 Russian soldiers had been detained in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, amid simmering tensions over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.

26 Aug 2014,

Ukraine Crisis: Russia Aid Trucks 'an Invasion'

A senior official in Kiev has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.

22 Aug 2014,