Vladimir Putin


  • A crucial week for Russia   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    A crucial week for Russia

    The U.S. and Europe have warned Russia of possible further sanctions if it fails to stick to a cease-fire. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on the latest.

  • Putin's 10-day absence is damaging: Pro   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    Putin's 10-day absence is damaging: Pro

    Andrei Illarionov, senior fellow at Cato Institute, says Russian president Putin's 10 unexplained days out of public view has caused "substantial damage" to public perception that he is a strong leader.

  • Russia needs oil at $102 to survive: Strategist Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on March 5. 2015.

    Russia is trouble thanks to low oil prices, Jeff Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, told CNBC.

  • Bussey calls Putin's absence 'odd'   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Bussey calls Putin's absence 'odd'

    John Bussey, The Wall Street Journal, weighs in on the intrigue over Vladimir Putin with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Investing in Russia ETF   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Investing in Russia ETF

    The largest Russia exposed ETF has been down more than four percent since rumors on Vladimir Putin began. Jeff Saut, Raymond James, weighs in on rumors.

  • Nearly 1 million protest in Brazil   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Nearly 1 million protest in Brazil

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to protests in Brazil over discontent with the re-elected President Dilma Rousseff. Also, video of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressing his supporters.

  • Putin reappears & Varoufakis' middle finger   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Putin reappears & Varoufakis' middle finger

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the top headlines around the globe, including a picture of the Greek FM Yanis Varoufakis giving Germany the middle finger before he was finance minister.

  • STRELNA, Russia, March 16- Russian President Vladimir Putin reappeared on Monday after 10 unexplained days out of public view, laughing off the "gossip" over his health that had erupted during his absence. Putin's return to public view coincided with Russia's biggest military exercises since ties with the West sank to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis.

  • Vladimir Putin reappears in public, no answers   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin trappears in public, no answers

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on speculation about Vladimir Putin's absence after a mysterious 11-day absence.

  • There's Putin! Russian prez emerges after absence

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports Russian President Vladimir Putin has been spotted in public.

  • Russian PM Putin will make appearance   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Russian PM Putin will make appearance

    A Kremlin source has told NBC that Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will make an appearance today when he meets the president of Kyrgyzstan. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports.

  • Where in the world is Vladimir Putin?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Where in the world is Vladimir Putin?

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore heads to Russia to cut through all the rumors about President Putin's whereabouts.

  • MOSCOW, 16 March- Russia's oil export duty is expected to rise 23.6 percent to $130.8 per tonne in April, its first increase after seven months of decline on higher oil prices, calculations by the Finance Ministry and Reuters showed on Monday. The average Urals price for the period was $58.15 per barrel, up from $49.98 in the previous period, said Alexander Sakovich,...

  • China to launch deposit insurance: Good or bad?   Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 11:14 PM ET
    China to launch deposit insurance: Good or bad?

    David Kuo, CEO of the Motley Fool Singapore, explains why he likes the launch of a nationwide deposit insurance scheme in China.

  • Where in the world is Vladimir Putin? Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin hasn't been seen in public for a full week. His spokesman said Putin is in good health, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea.

  • MOSCOW, March 6- Last week, when Boris Nemtsov was shot dead as he walked across a bridge next to the Kremlin, it took 11 minutes before a police car arrived at the scene, according to the time stamp on closed circuit television footage. Nemtsov was the most high profile opposition figure killed during President Vladimir Putin's 15- year rule. His shooting prompted...

  • LONDON, March 4- Britain on Wednesday told Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman he had seven days to explain why he should be allowed to retain ownership of newly acquired oil and gas fields in the North Sea or face being forced to sell them. Upping the ante in a standoff that could deter other Russians from investing in Britain, Ed Davey, Britain's energy minister,...

  • LONDON, March 4- Britain will not drop its opposition to Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's purchase of North Sea oil and gas fields after cementing its objections at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron, a government source told Reuters. But the British government has said that it is concerned that production at the fields could be halted if...

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, March 4- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he did not want a gas conflict with Ukraine similar to ones that took place in the past, and that Kiev only had enough pre-paid gas from Russia to last two days. Previous "gas wars" have led to supply disruptions to Europe, which gets around a third of its gas from Russia, and 40 percent of this...