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  • *Gazprom plans to redirect pipeline to Turkey. MOSCOW, Dec 2- President Vladimir Putin's decision to drop the South Stream pipeline project is a blow but not an end to Russia's search for ways to get natural gas to Europe without going through Ukraine. Some experts say Russia could have saved billions of dollars by continuing to ship gas through Ukraine and...

  • South Stream pipeline to divert to Turkey?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The South Stream pipeline deal is not yet "dead" and the European Union could yet revive it, says Chris Weafer, a founding partner at Macro Advisory.

  • Crumbling oil makes Putin more dangerous: Expert Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    Russia's president is being pushed "further into a corner," leaving him little option but to continue his aggression, Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer says.

  • Crude's crumble puts Putin in corner: Pro  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, discusses the impact of falling oil prices on Russia and Vladimir Putin.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 2- Russian gas producer Gazprom's gas exports to the European Union and Turkey declined by a quarter in November, an industry source told Reuters on Tuesday, underlining the difficulties it faces in its key markets. Gazprom has said it plans to export up to 157 bcm of gas this year to the European Union and Turkey, down from 162 bcm in 2013. The source said...

  • *But EU froze approval process over the crisis in Ukraine. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Dec 2- Russia's $40 billion South Stream gas pipeline project has fallen victim to plunging energy prices, stalling European demand and the political standoff between the European Union and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. Russia on Monday said it had scrapped the project to supply...

  • *Russia tries to burnish image tarnished in Ukraine. NIS, Serbia, Nov 30- There were 76, but they were dubbed the' Russian 100'- life-savers flown in from Moscow within hours of an appeal for help from Serbia as the heaviest rainfall in more than a century inundated the Balkans in May. Russia at the time was earning the ire of the West for dismembering Ukraine, so the PR in...

  • ANKARA/ MOSCOW, Nov 28- Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey on Monday will have trade and energy issues at its heart, but is not expected to bridge deep differences over Syria and Crimea. The two issues have tested a relationship usually kept on track by mutual economic advantage: Russia is Turkey's main energy supplier, and Ankara is Moscow's...

  • SOCHI, Russia, Nov 28- Russia's Rosneft expects global oil prices to average $70- 75 per barrel over 2015, Chief Executive Igor Sechin told reporters on Friday. Brent crude oil steadied below $73 a barrel on Friday after hitting a fresh four-year low following OPEC's decision not to cut output. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier on Friday he was...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 27- The Russian rouble rallied on Thursday after the Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko had spoken on the telephone about the situation in southeast Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Nov 26- In Russia, powerful friends helped him make a fortune. Russian government records reviewed for this article reveal for the first time the terms of recent deals between Firtash and Russia's Gazprom, a giant gas company majority owned by the state. According to Russian customs documents detailing the trades, Gazprom sold more than 20 billion...

  • Russia revs up oil bears ahead of OPEC meeting Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:39 PM ET
    OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

    Russia revved up oil bears ahead of OPEC's meeting as the appearance in Vienna of Rosneft's CEO caused a swirl of talk about agreements and output cuts.

  • Buckwheat problem gives Putin food for thought Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 25- As if Russian President Vladimir Putin did not have enough to worry about with Western sanctions, falling oil prices and a collapsing currency, there is also now the price of buckwheat. Rumors that snow has ruined the harvest in the Altai region that grows the fruit seed have caused panic-buying in some areas and pushed up the price of one of Russia's...

  • VIENNA, Nov 25- Talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico failed to find an agreement to address a growing oil glut on Tuesday, with no side saying they would lower output despite a collapse in prices. In a day of shuttle diplomacy ahead of OPEC's crucial output meeting in Vienna on Thursday, Russian and Mexican energy...

  • *Shuttle diplomacy heats up ahead of OPEC meeting. VIENNA, Nov 25- Saudi Arabia met fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico in Vienna on Tuesday, as some of the world's largest crude producers engaged in last-minute shuttle diplomacy in a bid to convince OPEC kingpin Riyadh to support prices. Saudi has kept the market guessing about its...

  • VIENNA, Nov 25- Venezuela will discuss oil-market "coordination" with OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and major oil producers from outside the group, Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said on Tuesday, as the Latin American country tries to rally support for action to boost prices. Riyadh has kept the market guessing about its response to crude's near 30 percent...

  • VIENNA, Nov 25- Russia's most powerful oil official, Igor Sechin, was due in Vienna on Tuesday for talks with OPEC members as the group's leader Saudi Arabia kept the market guessing about its response to flagging oil prices. Sechin, the head of state oil company Rosneft and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is expected to meet OPEC officials amid...

  • VIENNA, Nov 25- Russia's most powerful oil official, Igor Sechin, was due in Vienna on Tuesday for talks with OPEC members as the group's leader Saudi Arabia kept the market guessing about its response to flagging oil prices. Sechin, the head of state oil company Rosneft and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is expected to meet OPEC officials amid...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- Crimeans should pay off their debts to Ukrainian banks despite now living under Russian law, a Russian central bank official was quoted as saying, marking a change in position by Moscow which had suggested ignoring any payment demands. His spokesman later said Putin was referring to the fact that the banks' branches had closed in Crimea since...

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports how much money Russia loses when oil prices fall, and the cost of sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the EU.