Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to join the European Union by the 2020 timetable due to the continuing turmoil in the country.
The U.S. lifted an arms embargo against its old enemy. But that doesn't mean U.S.-made weapons will sell there.
Oil could continue its deep slide, under new pressure from Saudi Arabia's decision to cut its selling price rather than cut production.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Russia Calling conference that the Bank of Russia can still practice currency intervention, and that the country is working on delivering more transparency for businesses.
When the oil price falls, so does the ruble says Alexei V. Moiseev, Russia's deputy minister of finance. He adds that no measures have been taken to close Russia to foreign investors.
Russia is in the midst of a crisis which is a "huge stimulating factor for change" says Ruben Aganbegyan, CEO of Otkritie Financial Corporation. He also comments on rumors of capital control
Alan Miller, founding partner at SCM Private, says he is buying Russian equities again after a long break, but explains that it is a short-term play.
Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of the board at Russian online retailer Ulmart, says the company is "way faster" and more reliable than Amazon.
Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of the board at Russian online retailer Ulmart, says the company will not go public before mid-2015 at the earliest.
Russian economy minister Alexey Ulyukaev says it is "impossible" that the government will implement capital controls.
Paul Donovan, global economist and managing director at UBS, says the fact the Russian government is having to deny they are considering capital controls show they are a "credible threat".
October could have a long list of market demons to contend with—from the shift in U.S. monetary policy to geopolitical issues that include Hong Kong.
Vladislav Soloviev, first deputy CEO of Rusal, says the company has not seen an impact from EU sanctions on Russia.
Vladislav Soloviev, first deputy CEO of Rusal, says if capital controls are introduced they won't have a serious impact on the company.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and CEO of VTB, says EU sanctions on Russia are "biting" but are "not deadly", adding they are the "wrong" response to the situation.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and CEO of VTB, says capital controls in Russia are not needed at this stage but said he would not rule them out.
Alexei Yakovitsky, CEO of VTB Capital, says the company is putting more focus on the Asian market but is "not closing the door" on Europe and the U.S.
Alexei Yakovitsky, CEO of VTB Capital, says Russia won't have a dramatic liquidity or capital crisis as a result of the sanctions.
Speaking to CNBC at the "Russia Calling Conference" in Moscow, Maxim Basov, CEO of Rusagro, explains how the firm has benefited from geopolitical tensions.
Russia's central bank said on Tuesday it did not plan to implement "any kind" of capital controls.