Putin's using Western sanctions and the low oil price to fuel nationalism at home, says William Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital.
Andrey Kostin, president of VTB Bank, comments on the possibility of the Russia government selling its stake in Sberbank and VTB, and says he is prepared to work with any shareholders.
Russia's economy is seen shrinking another 1 percent this year, but the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund told CNBC the situation was under control.
RDIF’s CEO, Kirill Dmitriev says the company continues to invest actively despite the weaker oil price environment, and its impact on the Russian economy.
Markets are pricing in an economic collapse in emerging markets and that's a buying opportunity, Templeton Global Macro's CIO Michael Hasenstab told CNBC.
Russia's Economy Ministry has changed its 2016 forecast to predict economic contraction, a draft document showed on Friday.
President Vladimir Putin has sounded more conciliatory toward the West recently, and there may be more of that coming.
A college burned 53 books linked to a charity founded by hedge fund mogul George Soros.
A college in northern Russia has burned 53 books linked to a charity founded by hedge fund mogul George Soros, according to Russian media.
Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev says authorities should consider selling state banking assets
Turkish authorities apprehend suspects with possible connections to Islamic State.
Russia's economy minister has said authorities should look at cutting the state's holdings in Sberbank and VTB. Stroz Friedman’s senior associate, Vadim Nikitin, discusses the news.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, discusses the possibility of a sale of Russian state assets.
Returns ahead will likely be less robust, but the selloff has made Europe's stocks more attractive, Allianz GI's CIO for global equities said.
Two window washers have been rescued after getting stuck in scaffolding on the side of the tallest building in Houston; and Russian President Putin called for global cooperation in the fight against terrorism, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.
The world would be a better place if Russia had asserted its national interests in the wake of the Cold War, President Vladimir Putin told Bild.
Societe Generale advises investors to look to eastern European.
Societe Generale is advising adding emerging market assets after a horrid 2015, with a somewhat unlikely name at the top of its wish list: Russia.
You know a country has it good when the worst news to emerge in the last year is a warning that economic growth could slow to 7 percent.
The soda maker feels the wrath of both nations after major online faux-pas.