Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian public, took questions, and had some testy exchanges in his yearly Q&A session.» Read More
Andrei Dubovskov, CEO of MTS, tells CNBC that growth in mobile data usage in Russia is helping fuel growth.
David Fass, EMEA CEO of Macquarie Group, tells CNBC it's key to have excellent local partners when investing in markets like Russia.
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.
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.
Investors need to calm down and act rationally, Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal, said on Thursday.
Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, says the Russian system of governance is no longer "adequate" for the problem facing the economy.
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.
Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, discusses the basic resources sector and says that investors should calm down and "accept reality".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Klaus Mangold, chairman of TUI, tells CNBC that companies want to have clarity when it comes to big investments and the Russian government needs to deliver this.
Bernard Sucher, member of the board at Aton, tells CNBC that there has been a long pause in any kind of meaningful structural reform in Russia.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric in St Petersburg says they have significantly ramped up investments in Russia and it is the 4th largest country for Schneider Electric.
Harold "Terry" McGraw, Chairman, President and CEO of McGraw Hill says President Putin needs to reintroduce Russia to the rest of the world.
Live from St Petersburg, CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Steve Sedgwick kick-off the St Petersburg International Economic Forum with a First on CNBC interview by Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson.
Jeffrey Katzenberg is changing DreamWorks Animation from a movie studio with a few big films a year to a multiplatform media business.