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CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Vladimir Putin has announced a deal to buy Ukrainian government bonds for $15 billion.
Commenting on President Putin¿s state-of-the-nation speech, Liza Ermolenko, emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, warns that Russia needs to reform to attract more investment as growth slows down.
Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Managers, says there is an "interesting" investment environment in Russia.
"Capitalistic Russia is only 20 years old," says the manager of Russia's newest sovereign wealth fund. "So it is building institutions."
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look inside the Russia Direct Investment Fund with CEO Kirill Dmitriev, and discusses investing in his home country and problems associated with infrastructure construction there.
Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military to increase its focus on the Arctic and finish plans to upgrade military bases there.
Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Sberbank CIB, discusses what could be said when Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his state of the nation address on Thursday.
Alisa Lockwood, head of Europe at IHS Economics and Country Risk, says the Ukrainian president was "playing" both Russia and the EU and clearly "miscalculated" the amount of support for the EU.
Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says the Ukrainian president's options are getting "very narrow", as protests against his decision to call off a deal with the European Union continue.
Ukraine's rejection of a EU trade deal, was met with dismay. However, economic analysts said a move towards Russia and away from Europe could benefit Ukraine over the coming months.
Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Sberbank Investment Research, discusses investing in the Russian market.
Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.
Erik Berglof, chief economist at EBRD, explains that the recovery in central and Eastern Europe should be much slower than expected and that a "renewed focus" on reforms is needed.
The Olympics in Sochi will surpass $50 billion, making it the most expensive games ever. Some experts say the costs far outweigh the benefits.
Christopher Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says that Russia has to be more active with its economic policy after the Economy Ministry slashed its growth forecast for the country.
Israeli military forces destroyed a stockpile of Russian missiles that the Syrian government was reportedly prepared to deliver to Hezbollah, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
Russia doesn't have the most positive reputation abroad. It's trying hard to change that.
China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.
Atanas Bostandjiev, U.K. and international CEO of VTB Capital, says that due to the situation in the U.S., now is a good entry point for the "emerging markets investor" and says the Russian "story is still very constructive".
Nicolas Bertrand, head of equity and derivatives at the London Stock Exchange Group, talks about the LSE's international order book as the exchange holds a Russia Day special event.