Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, tells CNBC that Russia's economy is dominated by oligarchs and criminal syndicates, who don't share western interests.
President Barack Obama answers questions on sanctions for Russia at the 41st G7 summit. Ultimately, this is an issue for Russian President Vladimir Putin, says Obama.
Russia's relations with it global counterparts have sunk to new lows as Moscow appears to have refused an olive branch from Germany.
Founder and managing director of JBC Asia, Johannes Benigni, explains why Russia is not a viable candidate for OPEC.
Finland has informed its 900,000 military reservists of their roles in the event of a military crisis against a backdrop of rising tensions.
Things could be about to get even tougher for Russians with rampant inflation meaning that more than half of their annual incomes could be spent on food.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined his plans for a new Eurasian union, as he slammed Western powers over sanctions.
Russian president Vladimir Putin calls CNBC's Geoff Cutmore "scary", adding that he has created a "businesslike" atmosphere for the panel discussion.
Alcoa is experiencing the biggest transformation in the metals industry 'in 125 years' the chief executive tells CNBC.
Russian president Vladimir Putin says the country will not ban social media websites like Facebook and Twitter in Russia.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, says that despite the country's recent tensions with international bodies, he hopes "peaceful negotiations" will continue in all diplomatic processes.
The governor of Russia's central bank has declared the country's economy doesn't need further "special measures" in spite of signs of slowdown.
Russia's Vladimir Yakunins dismissed U.S. sanctions as inappropriate - but conceded they had impacted business.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, says the sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S. and EU are "illegal".
The chairman of China's massive sovereign wealth fund has said that monetary easing in the euro zone would be "good news" and open up market opportunities.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, says "human rights fighter" Edward Snowden, who revealed the activities of the U.S. National Security Agency, did not reveal American spy secrets to Russia.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, says he will "respect" the outcome of the Ukrainian elections.
Oligarch Petro Poroshenko is likely to win Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, but has told CNBC that Russia might not accept the results.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, says the West supported an "unconstitutional coup d'état" in Ukraine when former President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, says Russia is facing a slowdown in growth as "systemic imbalances" remain in the country's economy.