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Could Russia return to a Soviet-era command economy as Western sanctions tighten?

Mar 9, 2022
Russia has been transitioning to a market economy. But its war on Ukraine and the sanctions that have followed could turn back the clock.
Red Square in Moscow. "A lot of private businesses are essentially being squeezed off from any financing," said Chris Miller at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. "And what's going to remain is largely the state-owned part of the economy."
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U.K. and Russia at odds over spy poisoning

Mar 15, 2018
The U.S., France and Germany also condemn alleged Russian killing.
British military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018.

Russian election interference is more widespread than thought, Bloomberg reports

Jun 13, 2017
While they didn't 'pull the trigger,' Russian hackers hit systems in 39 states.
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Three things you need to know about the U.S.-Russia relationship

Apr 14, 2017
Tensions can't escalate, says Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Trump's former campaign chairman had plan to benefit Putin government

Mar 22, 2017
Paul Manafort secretly worked for a billionaire to advance the interests of the Russian president.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits USA House in the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia back in 2014.
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How Putin's and Trump's economic messages are similar

Mar 9, 2017
And why the message of the 'elites' vs. 'the common man' might be dangerous.
Traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a central Moscow gift shop.

India's prime minister needs a raise

Mar 19, 2015
Comparing the salaries of world leaders

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George Soros: U.S. could tap oil reserves to punish Russia

Mar 26, 2014
The investor says the U.S. could use oil as leverage in its dispute with Putin

Why not seize Putin's assets?

Mar 5, 2014
The EU and U.S. are considering sanctions to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine.

Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Dec 19, 2013
Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.