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Features by Peter van Dyk

Corruption still endemic in Russia

Just because Vladimir Putin was re-elected to the presidency doesn't mean he can relax. Many former protesters were entrepreneurs who are still battling corruption and red tape.
Posted In: Russia

ExxonMobil to team up with Russian oil company

ExxonMobil has sealed a landmark deal with Russia's state oil producer. Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson was in Moscow to announce the deal, which gives the U.S. oil giant access to Russia's vast oil fields.
Posted In: Russia, Oil, ExxonMobil

Can Russian billionaire Prokhorov beat Putin?

Russians will soon vote in the country's sixth presidential election. How has the campaign of New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov gone?
Posted In: Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov, Vladimir Putin

In Russia, traffic jams are a little different

Traffic jams are a nightmare in Russia. But for some high ranking officials, breaking free is as simple as turning on a light.
Posted In: Russia, Traffic, protests, Vladimir Putin

The costs of the anti-Putin protests

Ten of thousands of demonstrators braved Arctic temperatures in Moscow to attend competing rallies - one in favor, the other against - Prime Minister Vladmir Putin's campaign to regain the presidency of Russia.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin

U.S. businesses still profit despite new unrest in Russia

20 years ago yesterday, the Soviet Union became Russia, and U.S. businesses have been profiting ever since
Posted In: Russia, trade, soviet union

Russia gets invitation to join WTO

After years of bickering over terms, Russia is getting an invitation to join the World Trade Organization. WTO ministers start a three day meeting in Geneva today.
Posted In: Russia, WTO, trade, import export

Massive protest planned in Russia

The biggest anti-Kremlin demonstration in recent Russian history is planned for tomorrow. It follows smaller protests all this week, after Russian elections delivered a victory to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's ruling political party
Posted In: Russia, protests

Russia won't turn back the clock

Last March, Russia moved to summer time, as it has for the past 30 years -- but now it's not going back.
Posted In: Russia

Russian finance minister resigns over Medvedev's presidential plan

The prime minister and president of Russia will continue to control the vast country, but this time, they are switching jobs. What will this change up mean for the Russian economy?
Posted In: Russia

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