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It's hard to find a spot in Russia without snow. "But Putin found such a spot and decided to hold the Winter Olympics there," says one Russian critic.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, weighs in on the strength of the U.S. economy. I believe a huge stimulus would be if both parties got together and did some kind of grand bargain, Friedman says.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, takes a look at global risks and weighs in on China. China is always going to be the big enchilada, says Friedman.
Russian President Putin said he would soon pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who still has eight months left to serve.
Otila Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, highlights that many aspects of the Russian deal with Ukraine remain unclear and that Moscow is keeping "leverage" with its bond-buying conditions.
Lilit Gevorgyan, senior economist at IHS Global Insight, discusses the Russian aid package for Ukraine which includes bond buying and reduced gas prices, and what it means for the Ukrainian economy.
Political drama will surround 2014 Olympics, India adjusts easily to increase in US interest rates, and businesses are back in Iran.
It's tough to produce profits in China, says John Faraci, International Paper chairman & CEO, explaining why his company is looking to find growth in Russia.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest details on Russia's bailout plans with Ukraine.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the announced Ukraine rescue package by Russia for the purchase of $15 billion in government bonds.
To help avert a financial crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia's gas supply prices to Ukraine will be cut by one-third.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Vladimir Putin has announced a deal to buy Ukrainian government bonds for $15 billion.
Commenting on President Putin¿s state-of-the-nation speech, Liza Ermolenko, emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, warns that Russia needs to reform to attract more investment as growth slows down.
Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Managers, says there is an "interesting" investment environment in Russia.
"Capitalistic Russia is only 20 years old," says the manager of Russia's newest sovereign wealth fund. "So it is building institutions."
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look inside the Russia Direct Investment Fund with CEO Kirill Dmitriev, and discusses investing in his home country and problems associated with infrastructure construction there.
Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military to increase its focus on the Arctic and finish plans to upgrade military bases there.
Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Sberbank CIB, discusses what could be said when Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his state of the nation address on Thursday.
Alisa Lockwood, head of Europe at IHS Economics and Country Risk, says the Ukrainian president was "playing" both Russia and the EU and clearly "miscalculated" the amount of support for the EU.
Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says the Ukrainian president's options are getting "very narrow", as protests against his decision to call off a deal with the European Union continue.