Peter van Dyk
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Kim Jong-Il in Russia for economic talks
Aug 24, 2011
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il makes a rare foreign visit today to Russia. Other countries like South Korea see it as a positive step towards opening the country up to economic cooperation.
Russians demand a better debt rating
Aug 10, 2011
With more than $500 billion in currency reserves and a budget surplus, Russia is upset with its BBB rating, which puts the country just behind Ireland, Cyprus and the Bahamas
After debt drama, Putin calls U.S. a "parasite"
Aug 2, 2011
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is "living beyond its means" and world should move away from U.S. dollar as reserve currency.
New Russian law classifies beer as alcohol
Jul 21, 2011
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill that officially classifies beer as an alcohol -- not food. It's a move that could upset the international brewing industry.
Russia hopes to fill the gap in space travel
Jul 20, 2011
As NASA ends space shuttle flights, Russia seeks to fill the gap left by the 30-year-old American program. But Russia has a long way to go.
Financial flight in Russia fueled by election fears
Jun 21, 2011
Nine months before Russia's presidential election, much of Russia's investor capital is flowing out of the country because of investor uncertainty and anxiety.
Annual economic gathering kicks off in Russia
Jun 16, 2011
Business and political leaders from across the world gather today in St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend the city's big annual economic forum.
Russia works to strike gas deal with China
Jun 16, 2011
This week, Russia is hosting the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. China's President Hu Jintao is attending this year's forum in hopes of announcing a new gas deal between China and Russia.
'The spy who loved VC'
Jun 9, 2011
Anna Chapman -- the red-headed cover girl of the Russian spy ring uncovered by the FBI last year -- is no longer a woman of international mystery, and instead is promoting technology investment in Russia.
U.S. and Russia to supply Afghans with helicopters
Jun 1, 2011
U.S. troops in Afghanistan will get 21 helicopters from Russia, who was happy to strike the deal.