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MOSCOW-- Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg was in Moscow on Monday, where top officials were pressing him to expand the company's operations in Russia. A Facebook spokeswoman, who refused to be named because she wasn't authorized to discuss the matter with the media, said the company has no immediate expansion plans for Russia.
Putin's new Russia feels a lot like the old one, where intimidation and thuggery have trumped democracy, says CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is good news but investors shouldn’t expect miracles straight away, Murat Ulgen, chief economist for Central & Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa at HSBC, told CNBC.
Riots are heating up in Russia as a 2-year prison sentence was given to a popular Russian punk band that spoke out against the government, with Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host John Batchelor.
Russia has yielded many leading industrial companies that rank among global leaders in mining, metallurgy, petrochemicals and telecommunications. Despite the rapid development of the regional economy and the strides made over the past 20 years, WTO membership promises to be an important catalyst for growth in the Russian market.
European policymakers should come up with a sweeping solution to stop the spreading of the debt crisis sooner rather than later, to restore confidence to markets, participants in a panel organized by CNBC at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum said on Thursday.
Russia's success in the eyes of foreign investors hinges on how the country will deliver on its promised privatization process – and officials present at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) were quick to reassure markets that they still mean business.
“I doubt it will be enough,” a chief economist tells CNBC.com. “This is just 2 percent of GDP, and I would expect the cost of a euro zone breakup to be bigger than that for Russia.”
Is Russia a growing threat? Radio talk show host John Batchelor, offers insight. "We have tentative and alarming news of major military exercise coming off Syria," says Batchelor.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of downtown Moscow Tuesday in a show of opposition force which is the clearest indication yet that the pro-democracy movement brought to life by widespread perceptions of electoral fraud last December has become a permanent feature of Russia's political landscape, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Russia’s parliament has passed a law imposing draconian fines on demonstrators, aimed at curtailing anti-Kremlin protests in a political crackdown following the return of Vladimir Putin as president last month, the Financial Times reports.
A sale by BP of its 50 percent stake in Russian venture TNK-BP now could be a bad move, Liam Halligan, chief economist at Prosperity Capital Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.”
Russia’s typical out-of-step response to global events – the latest its refusal to condemn the Assad regime in Syria – show its increasing insignificance on the world stage, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics and Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, argue in an op-ed in the Financial Times
Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State provides a preview of the likely topics of discussion at this weekend's G8 meeting of global leaders at Camp David.
VTB Capital, the investment arm of Russia's second largest lender, is opening its first and only U.S. office this week in New York City, with Andrey Kostin, VTB's chairman & CEO.
With all the recent political turmoil in Russia, is now the time to invest? Insight with Tim Seymour, Seygem Asset Management.
Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against widespread fraud in Sunday’s election of Vladimir Putin to a third term as Russia’s president, the Financial Times reports.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on thousands of protesters filling the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to challenge Vladimir Putin's re-election victory.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Russia's Vladimir Putin as he prepares to re-occupy the Kremlin following his presidential election victory.
Vladimir Putin is back as president-elect. He was first elected in 2000. Since his election the term has been lengthened to 6 years, so he's definitely in the top job through 2018. And possibly through 2024 (at which stage he'll be 72 and in charge of Russia for half his adult life), if he manages another term as is constitutionally permitted.