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  • Russia 'better off' in global bodies: Ex-Fin Min Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    A key ally of President Vladimir Putin said Russia should remain in international institutions like the WTO, despite the recent furor over Ukraine.

  • *Timchenko now head of Russia- China business council. *Sees many Russia- China projects. ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 22- Gennady Timchenko, who has had sanctions imposed on him by the United States, said on Thursday he expects a flurry of deals between Russia and China following his appointment as what he called Moscow's point person for business relations with China.

  • PERM, Russia, May 22- At the foot of the Ural Mountains stands a symbol of how even the best intentions in Russia can enable well-connected individuals to bleed money from the state. The hospital's chain-smoking director, Sergei Sukhanov, loves his new facility, the Federal Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery, which has beds for 167 patients.

  • Intel attends SPIEF despite US pressure Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    The Intel booth at the CEATEC Japan 2013 exhibition in Chiba City

    Intel was present at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's top business summit, despite pressure from the U.S. to veto the event.

  • Putin gives big China role to sanctions-hit Timchenko Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 22- Businessman Gennady Timchenko, who has had sanctions imposed on him by the United States, has been appointed Russia's main point person for business relations with China and expects a flurry of deals in a shift away from the West.

  • SPIEF hit with attendance drop     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore has an update from the Russian Economic Forum, as many notable business leaders decide to stay home amid unrest in Ukraine.

  • FACTBOX-Details of Russia-China gas deal Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    *Price is in line with recent Gazprom discounts to Europe. LONDON, May 22- China and Russia signed a $400 billion gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major source of fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 22- Global business leaders are thin on the ground at Russia's main investment conference in the face of government pressure to stay away because of the Ukraine crisis, but the Kremlin has advised Russian media not to make a big deal of it.

  • Russian vanity projects lose lustre Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    SKOLKOVO, Russia, May 22- Students at Moscow's new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theatre outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel prizewinning molecular biologist Sidney Altman speak.

  • Russian vanity projects lose luster Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    SKOLKOVO, Russia, May 22- Students at Moscow's new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theater outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel prizewinning molecular biologist Sidney Altman speak.

  • Ukraine lacks the clout to tackle Russia: Ex-PM Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Embattled Ukraine lacks “the power or the possibility” to stand up to Russia at present, Ukraine’s former prime minister told CNBC.

  • BLAGOVESHENSK, Russia, May 22- Russia could significantly boost its natural gas sales to Asia if companies other than Kremlin-controlled Gazprom secured exporting rights, documents from Russia's top oil producer Rosneft showed.

  • You don't want to invest in Russia: Browder     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The Obama Administration's new sanctions on 12 Russians have to do with human rights abuses, including the imprisonment and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, provides insight into his fight for his former lawyer Magnitsky and his family.

  • *China- Russia gas contract signed during Putin visit. SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a $400- billion gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major source of cleaner fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

  • *China- Russia gas deal signed during Putin visit. SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a $400- billion gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major source of cleaner fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

  • *China- Russia gas deal signed during Putin's visit. SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a long-awaited, $400- billion gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major new source of cleaner fuel and opening a new market for Moscow as Europeans look elsewhere for their energy.

  • MOSCOW, May 21- A grand estate on the Black Sea, allegedly built for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was partly funded by taxpayer money from a $1 billion hospital project, a Reuters investigation indicates.

  • The palace on the Black Sea Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, May 21- In 2010, a St. Petersburg businessman called Sergei Kolesnikov published an open letter to Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of Russia while Vladimir Putin held the post of prime minister. Among other things, Kolesnikov claimed that a luxurious estate was being built near the Black Sea for the benefit of Putin.

  • MOSCOW, May 21- In 2005, President Vladimir Putin personally ordered up a vast programme to improve Russia's poor healthcare facilities. Medvedev instructed Russia's top law enforcement agencies to make sure that "everyone who participated in this is seriously and sternly punished.

  • SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a long-awaited natural gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major new source of the clean-burning fuel and opening a market to Moscow as Europeans look elsewhere for their energy.