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  • Why is Greece flirting with the Russians? Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attend a joint press conference at the Kremlin on April 8, 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

    Is the midst of a financial meltdown, Greece seeks cash and a pipeline deal from the Russians. But any agreement will need EU approval.

  • Vladimir Putin takes your calls: His 5 best quotes Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian public, took questions, and had some testy exchanges in his yearly Q&A session.

  • Talking to Putin Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Talking to Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian public, took questions, and had some testy exchanges with anchors in his yearly "Direct Line with Putin," which this year lasted four hours. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky breaks down the most important headlines.

  • Russian PM holds annual call-in Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Russian PM holds annual call-in

    The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is holding his annual phone-in, where ordinary Russians are invited to ask him questions.

  • Putin to back nationalist McDonald's replacement? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Russian film directors Andron Konchalovskiy (R) and his brother Nikita Mikhalkov attend the opening ceremony of a memorial board to their mother Natalya Konchalovskaya, January 18, 2015 in Moscow.

    Two Russian directors have requested $18.5 million from president Vladimir Putin to roll out "an alternative to McDonald's."

  • US farmers among winners in sanctions-hit Russia Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    Here is a look at Russia one year after the Western sanctions kicked in hours before Russia's March annexation of Crimea.

  • Greek PM Tsipras: I seek no rift with Europe Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 11:13 PM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis are shown at the Greek parliament in Athens.

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds.

  • Expect Russian spoiler in Iran nuke talks: Critic Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    Bill Browder, Hermitage Capital Management

    Here's why Russia will likely try to spoil an Iran nuclear deal, a critic of the Russian government told CNBC Monday.

  • Putin's role in Iran's nuclear ambitions Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:16 PM ET
    Putin's role in Iran's nuclear ambitions

    Bill Browder, Hermitage Capital CEO and Author of "Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice." discusses Russia's involvement with talks in Iran.

  • Putin sacks 2 Kremlin officials amid talk of feuding Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    President Vladimir Putin dismissed two senior officials on Monday in a surprise move that followed rumors of feuding at the heart of the Kremlin.

  • International hot spots in the limelight Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    International hot spots in the limelight

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, shares perspective on the top headlines in global news this week, including an attempt to forge a new deal with Iran on its nuclear program, and Benjamin Netanyahu's political victory.

  • Mobius: Russia will get worse before it gets better Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:07 AM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group.

    The weakness in Russia due to sanctions is the big question hanging over emerging markets, fund manager Mark Mobius tells CNBC.

  • Fighting Putin and corruption: Ukraine FM Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:26 AM ET
    Fighting Putin and corruption: Ukraine FM

    Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, talks about the economic impact of its war with Russia, and Ukraine's efforts to deal with corruption within its borders.

  • Rebuilding Ukraine from scratch Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:20 AM ET
    Rebuilding Ukraine from scratch

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, about obtaining IMF financing while Russia remains the country's largest creditor. Also Jaresko talks about dealing with Vladimir Putin.

  • Crimea a year after its 'return to Russia' Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    Crimea a year after its 'return to Russia'

    With a rally about to get underway in Russia, CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports live from Moscow.

  • Euphoria fades in Crimea after Russia takeover Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:55 AM ET
    Women walk past an outdoor stage with a banner reading: 'Crimean spring' during a snowfall in central Simferopol on March 17, 2015.

    A year after Russia's takeover of Crimea sparked a wave of euphoria across the Black Sea peninsula, residents are suffering growing hardship.

  • A crucial week for Russia Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    A crucial week for Russia

    The U.S. and Europe have warned Russia of possible further sanctions if it fails to stick to a cease-fire. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on the latest.

  • Putin's 10-day absence is damaging: Pro Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    Putin's 10-day absence is damaging: Pro

    Andrei Illarionov, senior fellow at Cato Institute, says Russian president Putin's 10 unexplained days out of public view has caused "substantial damage" to public perception that he is a strong leader.

  • Russia needs oil at $102 to survive: Strategist Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on March 5. 2015.

    Russia is trouble thanks to low oil prices, Jeff Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, told CNBC.

  • Bussey calls Putin's absence 'odd' Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Bussey calls Putin's absence 'odd'

    John Bussey, The Wall Street Journal, weighs in on the intrigue over Vladimir Putin with CNBC's Steve Liesman.