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Kremlin sees “centuries of geopolitical solitude” for Russia

"The anti-Russian sanctions in 2014 marked the end of Russia’s four-century long attempt to become a part of the Western civilization”, says Putin's prominent adviser Vladislav Surkov.

Taking on Russia’s ‘oligarchs’

A quick look at the businessmen, state officials, and companies targeted in the latest U.S. sanctions

U.S. Plans Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs This Week

Six to 10 wealthy Russians said to be targeted in action according to Bloomberg

Gazprom and Naftogaz: no chance of agreement

Direct deliveries of gas may not begin in April The long-running dispute between Russia’s #Gazprom and Ukrainian state-owned gas monopoly #Naftogaz continues, with the latest...

Troubled move by China’s CEFC for $9bn stake in Rosneft likely to be discussed...

Source: #CEFC has one week to pay €1.5bn in share deal

Experts warn on Azerbaijan-Armenia flashpoint

Escalating tensions in the Caucasus could soon erupt into open conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, analysts say

Russian Eurobonds: The double sided rouble hedge for Russia’s offshore capital

  Strong buyer enthusiasm for Russian debt in two Eurobond issues worth USD$4 billion on 16 March indicates strong demand for increased Russian exposure from...

Questions multiply on China’s Rosneft stake

Financing issues surrounding CEFC China Energy are raising a range of questions about its tie up with #Rosneft.

Gazprom to cut hundreds of traders as Kremlin retreats from West

Russian gas giant #Gazprom  will cut hundreds of jobs at its overseas trading and export offices, including Britain, and move them to St Petersburg, according to two sources familiar with the plan, which comes at a time of rising tensions with the West.

Salisbury attack fallout: Russia readies for further escalation

As UK-Russia row escalates, Russians appear to be preparing for the worst. This is what official and independent commentators on the ground have to say on the situation.