• We're Not Cutting Defense Budget: Russia Deputy PM

    Igor Shuvalov, Russia deputy prime minister, agrees with Kudrin's views that further investments in education and welfare is needed in Russia but disagrees with cutting the defense budget.

  • First Russian/Arab Fund to Invest in Russia   Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
     First Russian/Arab Fund to Invest in Russia

    Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment, talks to CNBC about his meeting with President Putin and a new partnership with the sovereign wealth fund of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Does Russia's State Bank Indicate a Market Failure?

    Vladimir Dmitriev, chairman of VEB Russia¿s State Development Bank, discusses the point that a state bank like his represents a market failure.

  • Greece Aid Suspension Talk 'Premature': IMF's Lipton Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:49 AM ET

    Talk of a suspension of bailout money to struggling euro zone country Greece is "premature", according to a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official.

  • Sochi Games Are Putin's Baby: CEO   Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Sochi Games Is Putin's Baby: CEO

    Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO of Sochi 2014, responds to the report that Vladimir Putin was frustrated at the cost and speed of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

  • Recent Russia Slowdown Is Domestic: Economist   Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
      Recent Russia Slowdown Is Domestic: Economist

    Clemens Grafe, chief economist Russia at Goldman Sachs, tells CNBC that the recent slowdown in Russia is domestic.

  • MTS CEO Looking for New Acquisitions   Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 1:50 AM ET
    MTS CEO Looking for New Acquisitions

    Andrei Dubovskov, CEO of MTS, tells CNBC that growth in mobile data usage in Russia is helping fuel growth.

  • Greatest Opportunities Are in Growth Markets: CEO

    David Fass, EMEA CEO of Macquarie Group, tells CNBC it's key to have excellent local partners when investing in markets like Russia.

  • VTB's CEO: Capital Is a Worry for All Banks   Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 1:05 AM ET
    VTB's CEO: Capital Is a Worry for All Banks

    Andrey Kostin, CEO of VTB, tells CNBC that the bank wants to be more resilient and protected from any of the worst fluctuations of the market.

  • Shale Has Been a Revolution: Statoil CEO   Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
     Shale Has Been a Revolution: Statoil CEO

    Helge Lund, CEO of Statoil, tells CNBC that US shale has been a revolution but people have underestimated the decline in existing oil fields around the world.

  • Rusal CEO: Investors Need to Relax Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    Investors need to calm down and act rationally, Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal, said on Thursday.

  • Russian Governance 'Inadequate'   Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Russian Governance 'Inadequate'

    Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, says the Russian system of governance is no longer "adequate" for the problem facing the economy.

  • How Russia Can Lower Oil Dependency   Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    How Russia Can Lower Oil Dependency

    Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, talks about what needs to be done in Russia to attract foreign investments, and reduce the country's dependency on oil and gas exports.

  • Rusal CEO: Investors Should 'Calm Down'   Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Rusal CEO: Investors Should 'Calm Down'

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, discusses the basic resources sector and says that investors should calm down and "accept reality".

  • Why Russia's Richest Man Believes in Apple   Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Why Russia's Richest Man Believes in Apple

    Alisher Usmanov, founder of USM Holdings, tells CNBC that those who have sold down positions in Apple either have short money or are limited in waiting for the company's maturity.

  • Russia's Richest Man Supports Fed   Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Usmanov: Fed's Actions Were 'Vital'

    Alisher Usmanov, founder of USM Holdings, says that the decisions taken by the Fed regarding money and derivatives are "vital" to the global economy and the decision on tapering is "well-balanced".

  • Russia's Richest Man Supports the Fed Decision Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Despite market turmoil over the Federal Reserve's indication that it could start tapering its bond buying program, billionaire investor Alisher Usmanov told CNBC that it would play a "positive" role for markets.

  • Arsenal's Usmanov Backs Rooney Transfer Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could be the ideal signing for Arsenal, according to Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, the Premier League soccer club's second-biggest shareholder.

  • Titan's Taylor: French Still Can't Run Businesses   Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:25 AM ET
    Titan's Taylor: French STill Can't Run Businesses

    Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan, discusses his first Russian acquisition and the difficulties of running a business in France as the government has "no idea" of what to do.

  •  Otkritie Fin CEO: The Concern for Russia Is Slowing Growth

    Ruben Aganbegyan, CEO of Otkritie Financial Corporation, tells CNBC that there is value in Russia, in innovation and IT and Russian debt numbers have a lot of room for leverage.