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Russia speaks out against Cyprus bailout

Mar 25, 2013
Eurozone finance ministers reached a last minute deal to grant Cyprus a $13 billion bailout early this morning. Those with large deposits in Cypriot banks could be hit will a tax of 30 percent in order to help fund the bailout.
Posted In: cyprus, Russia, bailout

As Russia tries dead man, cover-up alleged

Mar 21, 2013
Russian legal specialist Sergei Magnitsky is due to be tried tomorrow for tax offenses, even though he died in prison more than 3 years ago. Critics of Russian business practices say he was killed to cover up corruption by officials.
Posted In: Russia, trial, corruption

In Cyprus bailout, what's Russia got to do with it?

Mar 15, 2013
European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today, and at the top of their agenda is Cyprus. The small Mediterranean island nation, which has 850,000 people, is in desperate need of a bailout.
Posted In: cyprus, euro, Russia, Greece

Global Corruption Quiz: Which countries are best and worst?

Feb 25, 2013
When it comes to public sector corruption, which of the BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- ranks the best and the worst?
Posted In: corruption, Russia, China, India

The economics behind the new FX show 'The Americans'

Feb 13, 2013
"The Americans" is set in the 1980s and revolves around two Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S.
Posted In: The Americans, television, Entertainment, Russia, spies, ukraine

Keeping cloud computing reliable in the storm, and Russia's new Internet surveillance program

Nov 2, 2012
One of the most common images of this week's hurricane, power-sharing: People huddling with their phones and laptops plugged into power strips set up in bank foyers, coffee shops, or dangled helpfully out windows.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Russia, Internet, cloud computing

Russia oil firm Rosneft enters deal with BP

Oct 22, 2012
The British Oil company BP is selling off its stake in a joint venture to the state-run Russian oil company Rosneft.
Posted In: big oil, BP, rosneft, Russia

Russia oil firm Rosneft nears deal with BP

Oct 19, 2012
The state-controlled Russian oil firm Rosneft is reported ready to enter a multi-billion dollar joint venture with the British oil giant BP to create the world’s biggest listed oil company.
Posted In: Russia, Oil, BP

Diamond dealers shrug off "new" Russian mine

Sep 19, 2012
Analyst says recently declassified Russian diamond field poses little threat to prices.
Posted In: Russia, diamond

Russia accuses U.S. aid group of interfering with politics

Sep 19, 2012
Russia is accusing the United States this morning of using its aid mission in Moscow to interfere with Russian politics.
Posted In: Russia, aid

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