Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea.
Ben Moores, senior defense and aviation analyst at IHS says Russia can probably sustain ramped-up defense spending levels for 18-24 months.
Two suspects have been detained in relation to the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, Russia's security chief Alexander Bortnikov said.
With oil's price collapse, we can now declare that OPEC's reign as king of the market is over.
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Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says the devaluation of the Russian ruble had the biggest impact on Audi in Russia.
Richard Titherington, CIO of emerging markets equity at JPMorgan Asset Management, explains why he's willing to look beyond short-term political risk in Russia.
Holders of senior debt in an Austrian bank have found out they will lose money, and thousands mourned the assassination of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Sanctions have taken a toll. More than 100 people fell off the Forbes World's Billionaires list—with the largest number from Russia.
Ian Robertson, member of the board of management at BMW, weighs in on BMW's markets, in particular Russia, Europe and China.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, talks about the market in Russia, saying that they are preparing for a period of decline that could last beyond 2015.
Despite the economic troubles in Russia, Conrad Saldanha of Neuberger Berman, is bullish on a few Russian stocks.
Despite challenges, Conrad Saldanha, Neuberger Berman, finds interesting stock opportunities in Russia.
This Saturday, investors will tune in to see if India's Narendra Modi delivers on the reforms he's promised as he unveils the country's annual budget.
Oilman Harold Hamm says the Saudi hard line on production has turned the Russian "ruble into rubble" while also squeezing U.S. producers.
Discussing its situation with Russia over gas supplies, Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz, talks about the disruption to its gas supply network, and its impact on the company.
Discussing its situation with Russia over gas supplies, Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz, says they always kept a certain amount of pre-paid gas, during the winter season, at the volume they felt was appropriate.
Russia is getting close to Cyprus once again, despite their relationship being sorely tested when the island's banking system collapsed in 2013.
Ukraine came under greater economic pressure after unexpectedly banning most currency trading and then abruptly reversing course.
Ukrainian MP, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, says the country cannot make necessary reforms at the same time as fighting a war against Russia.