China tries straddling fence with Russia

Aug 28, 2008
At a six-way security meeting in Central Asia with Russian and Chinese participants today, Russia's invasion of Georgia got tepid support from four of its Asian allies -- leaving China stuck in the middle. Scott Tong reports.

Putin says Russia may drop WTO goal

Aug 25, 2008
Despite Russia's decade-and-a-half of negotiations to enter the World Trade Organization, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin now says his country won't benefit from joining the WTO and might back away from promises it's made. Stephen Beard reports.

Investors pull money from Russia

Aug 22, 2008
Foreign investors have pulled billions of dollars out of Russia in response to its invasion of Georgia. Official figures show the sharpest fall in the country's foreign currency reserves for a decade. Stephen Beard reports.

NATO and Russia in war of words

Aug 19, 2008
NATO wagged a finger at Russia today, warning that the invasion of Georgia was jeopardizing Russia's relationship with NATO. Russia's response was stern. From London, Steven Beard has the story.

Russia steels way into U.S. industry

Aug 13, 2008
A Russian company is taking over a large Ohio-based pipe and tube manufacturer in one of the biggest steel industry deals this year. Stephen Beard reports Russian steel makers now have a big U.S. presence.

Russian petro-confidence seen in war

Aug 11, 2008
How will the war in Georgia affect Europe, which gets 25 percent of its oil from Russia? Host Kai Ryssdal turns to a European and Eurasian expert to find out.

Anything in the pipeline for Russian oil?

Jul 17, 2008
You may not hear a lot about it, but Russia is second only to Saudi Arabia in oil production. And, as Russia analyst Nicholas Redman tells Kai Ryssdal, it may have a greater potential for growth.

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