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  • Protesting Putin's Victory     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    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.

  • Vladimir Putin's Victory     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Russia's Vladimir Putin as he prepares to re-occupy the Kremlin following his presidential election victory.

  • As Putin Takes the Helm, All Is Not Well in Russia Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    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.

  • Vladimir Putin Elected Russian President     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details from the Russian election. Vladimir Putin wins the presidency amid allegations of fraud.

  • Jochen Wermuth, the founding partner of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC investors were pleased with Russia's recent presidential election, as the populace showed new signs of engaging with the democratic process.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Russian strong man Vladimir Putin is expected to win back the presidency in this weekend’s election, but  it will be nearly impossible for him to maintain the status quo of a regime that many Russians believe is corrupt from top to bottom.

  • Resolute Putin Faces a Russia That’s Changed Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 5:45 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    NY Times reports that  Mr. Putin, who grew up in a hardscrabble Soviet housing block, has spent more than a decade in a byzantine world of petitioners and servants. Now, in the year he turns 60, he will face his biggest challenge: coming to grips with a society that has greatly changed under his watch, while he has remained essentially the same.

  • What Plays Tim Seymour Is Watching In Russia Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Back from an investment-finding trip to Russia, trader Tim Seymour shared a few major themes he found.

  • Commentary: Reform Key to Growth in Russia Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    The Russia Forum, held in Moscow each February, brings together politicians and business leaders to discuss investing in this vast resource-rich country.

  • Davos Absentees: Who Didn't Show Up? Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:09 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    Where is Greece's Papademos? Where is Mario Monti? What happened to the prime ministers of Spain and Portugal? Were they not invited to the Davos Summit? Surely, they were.

  • Russia's Putin Dreams of Soviet Union-Lite Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 6:29 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a vision for a Soviet Union-lite he hopes will become a new Moscow-led global powerhouse. But, his planned Eurasian Union won't be grounded in ideology: This time it's about trade.

  • Five Things Investors Have to Worry About in 2012 Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Globe wrapped in barbed wire

    Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.

  • Investors, Stay Away From Russia for Now: Analysts Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 2:14 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Russian stocks and the rouble held above their two-week lows, but analysts said that, at least until Dec. 24, investors would be better off staying away from Russia.

  • Putin Says Clinton Incited Protests Over Russian Vote Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections by baselessly criticizing the vote as “dishonest and unfair” and he warned that Russia needed to protect against “interference” by foreign governments in its internal affairs.

  • Emerging Markets Still a Good Bet—For Long Term Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    Emerging markets have had a bad year, but market pros still see investing in countries in South America, Asia and elsewhere as reliable long-term plays.

  • Abramovich Admits 'Not Very Ethical' Standards Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 3:22 AM ET

    Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, conceded he used business practices that were common but “not very ethical” during the early 1990s in Russia as his business progressed from the manufacture of plastic toy ducks into what would become an oil and metals empire.

  • Will Anything Really Change After Putin Job Swap? Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 4:40 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    When Vladimir Putin took time out from shirtless photo opportunities to announce that he was seeking the Russian presidency again in 2012 at the weekend, the subsequent drop in the rouble must have been rather unflattering.

  • Vince Farrell: Vladimir ‘The Impaler’ Putin Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Putin said they had decided this a while ago. The State Department had decided a while ago in cables distributed by Wikileaks that Russia was a "virtual mafia state." Gee, what a surprise.

  • Russian Job Swap Sparks Kremlin Revolt Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:13 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Senior Russian government figures have rebelled against a deal between President Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, the prime minister, to switch jobs next year. The FT reports.

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    As the St Petersburg International Economic Forum wrapped up over the weekend, the business leaders and investors who flew into Russia to see President Medvedev outline his vision for attracting foreign investment into the resource-rich former super power were hopeful that reform is finally on the way, but sceptical that the Russian leadership will finally deliver on its promises to create a more business friendly environment.