Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian public, took questions, and had some testy exchanges in his yearly Q&A session.» Read More
Russians don't consider smiling "sophisticated," reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla with a look at one of the ways the host country is preparing to welcome visitors to the Olympics. Also a preview of what's on tap this weekend.
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla previews the opening ceremony of the Sochi games and explains why this is the most expensive Olympics ever.
They are calling it the most extensive security operation in the history of sports, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, with the latest details on the Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.
The decision to become the first major Olympics sponsor to protest Russia's anti-gay law was a "pretty easy call," AT&T chief Randall Stephenson says.
The Olympic torch traveled almost 35,000 miles in 123 days to arrive at the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.
Pavel Laberko, fund manager at UBP, discusses the Olympics' economic impact and points out that over half of the money spent on Sochi was actually used to build or update the region's infrastructure.
Angela Stent, Author of 'The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century' says Russia is probably the weakest country out of the BRIC economies.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Sochi, where facility preparation is "mostly done." Also, the gear for the Jamaican bobsled team has arrived after being thoroughly checked in customs.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of the Olympic Games ahead of Friday's opening ceremonies, with last-minute preparations still underway.
NBC News' Pete Williams is reporting the U.S. government has sent an advisory to airlines flying to Russia warning them of potential explosives in toothpaste tubes, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.
DeVry University has joined AT&T to condemn Russia's anti-gay law, reports Mandy Drury.
NBC News Richard Engel reports from Sochi, saying many facilities are being built last minute. Also, Engel provides insight into the surveillance at the Olympics.
NBC’s Richard Engel experimented with two brand-new computers to see how soon after connecting them to the Internet he would get hacked.
Reporters are turning to Twitter to vent about substandard hotel rooms in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, The Washington Post reported.
AT&T has become the first major advertiser to protest Russia's antigay law, reports the "Squawk Box" crew.
The Sochi Winter Olympics will be the most expensive in history, but every penny is worth it, says YPO member Christopher Van Riet.
Investors bet Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies after India, Turkey and South Africa.
Joseph Dayan, U.K. managing director at BCS Financial Group, said the Russians saw a 4 percent budget overrun for the games.
Russia's economy is growing too slowly, the country's deputy minister of economic development admitted to CNBC on Friday.
The U.S. and Russia need to better understand each other because Vladimir Putin is becoming "more aggressive abroad," George Soros says.