• China gas deal shows Russia doesn't need West: Pro  Friday, 23 May 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, says that from a political perspective, the China-Russia gas deal shows that Vladimir Putin does not need the West.

  • No signs of Ukraine crisis calming: Expert  Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    Eckhard Cordes, president of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, says there has been little evidence that the crisis in Ukraine is de-escalating.

  • Russia is ‘unpredictable’: Ukraine frontrunner Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:49 AM ET
    Petro Poroshenko

    Oligarch Petro Poroshenko is likely to win Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, but has told CNBC that Russia might not accept the results.

  • Russia-Ukraine 'doomed to be together': Fin Min  Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Russian Finance Minister, Anton Siluanov, says Russia and Ukraine have "very close" trade relations and the country is more orientated to the East.

  • Why Putin won't accept a Poroshenko victory  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    Kurt Volker, Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, says regardless of election outcomes in Ukraine, Russia will still call the results illegitimate.

  • Espreso TV's hopes for democracy in Ukraine  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley visits independent online broadcaster Espreso TV in Kiev to see how the channel is combating Russian propaganda on television.

  • Why the Russia-China gas deal matters Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and CNPC General manager Zhou Jiping shake hands as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping look on, Shanghai, May 21, 2014.

    The gas deal signals changes for several key global issues, and it will give Putin bragging rights in the face of recent Western sanctions.

  • Russian minister hopeful of Visa, Mastercard fix Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Visa and Mastercard payment systems on an automated teller machine inside a Credit Bank of Moscow branch in Moscow, Russia, April 22, 2014.

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday he was confident a "reasonable solution" would be found for Visa and Mastercard.

  • Russia should stay in global bodies: Ex-Fin Min  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Alexei Kudrin, Russia's former finance minister, says the country should remain in major international bodies such as the World Bank, despite being suspended from the G-8 in March.

  • Russia ready to 'move on' from Ukraine: Pro  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, says Russia is ready to "move on" from the Ukraine crisis and focus on bringing investment to the country.

  • Russia 'better off' in global bodies: Ex-Fin Min Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    Alexey Kudrin

    A key ally of President Vladimir Putin said Russia should remain in international institutions like the WTO, despite the recent furor over Ukraine.

  • Cramer: China-Russia in sync  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses China PMI data and the need for stabilization in the country. Cramer also explains the "breakthrough" $400 billion natural gas deal between Russia and China.

  • Intel attends SPIEF despite US pressure Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    The Intel booth at the CEATEC Japan 2013 exhibition in Chiba City

    Intel was present at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's top business summit, despite pressure from the U.S. to veto the event.

  • SPIEF hit with attendance drop  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore has an update from the Russian Economic Forum, as many notable business leaders decide to stay home amid unrest in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine lacks the clout to tackle Russia: Ex-PM Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Embattled Ukraine lacks “the power or the possibility” to stand up to Russia at present, Ukraine’s former prime minister told CNBC.

  • Severstal not pulling out of US: CEO  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, discusses the structural issues in the metal sector and says the group has no plan to pull out of the U.S..

  • Russia 'definitely' looking east: CEO  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, discusses the Sino-Russian deals signed recently and how Russia is increasingly looking east for investments and says many investments can be made around the Gazprom deal.

  • Ukrainian crisis: Market believes in de-escalation  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior advisor for investment, strategy and research at Credit Suisse, says that the Russian market recovery from its crisis-induced low indicates investors believe a de-escalation is underway.

  • Where are the opportunities in Russia?  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, partner at The Abraaj Group, says opportunities in Russia include natural resources and infrastructure but mainly mid-market businesses as the middle class continues to grow.

  • Why Russia's strategy will hurt businesses  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Bernard Sucher, board member at Aton, says Russia has a lot to be proud of but that its current path to carve its way out of further global integration is bad for business.