Politics Vladimir Putin


  • Altman: If Putin reneges on Ukraine, US should ... Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 9:39 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Former Clinton Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman tells CNBC it's too early to say if the Russia-Ukraine cease-fire is a good deal.

  • Russia looks 'profoundly weak': Roger Altman Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    Russia looks 'profoundly weak': Roger Atlman

    Evercore Partners Chairman Roger Altman, shares his thoughts on Russia's economy and whether sanctions are working to keep Putin in check.

  • How long will THIS Ukraine cease-fire deal last? Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 6:59 AM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen load rockets before launching them toward pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine February 8, 2015.

    The cease-fire agreement is only hours old and doesn't start until Sunday, but analysts fear the deal will fail.

  • Minsk agreement: Must be implemented Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Minsk agreement: Must be implemented

    Discussing the ceasefire deal reached between Russia and Ukraine, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says while it's a positive start, there needs to be an "implementation on the ground" to ensure that the agreement follows through.

  • Putin: Leaders agree on Ukraine cease-fire Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends peace talks over Eastern Ukraine.

    A cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine will start Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

  • Geopolitics: Russia makes its case Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Geopolitics:  Russia makes its case

    As Russian president Vladimir Putin heads to Egypt, Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory says Putin's aim is to show everyone else that Russia is still relevant and a player in geopolitics.

  • Obama: Not ready to send arms to Ukraine...yet Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Obama in the Oval Office, Feb. 9, 2015.

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirm sanctions until Moscow complies with international law.

  • Lew: Russian economy not good Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Lew: Russian economy not good

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discussed whether the current level of sanctions on Russia are working, and Greece's future.

  • Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses what concerns him about Greece's possible exit from the euro zone and whether sanctions are impacting Russia.

  • Lew: What economy needs to fire on all cylinders Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill, February 5, 2015 in Washington.

    The U.S. economy has achieved sustainable growth, but wages remain a problem, the Treasury secretary told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • Russia talks: Will we see a ceasefire? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Russia talks: Will we see a ceasefire?

    Angela Merkel and François Hollande are in Russia to discuss a ceasefire. Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, weighs in on whether it will successful.

  • Buffett: Buying in Western Europe, eyeing Russia Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway

    Business magnate Warren Buffett said Wednesday he is planting his flag in Western Europe.

  • Putin on track to nationalize companies: Critic Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Investors shouldn't expect to find value in Russia because earnings will be lost to capital controls and expropriation, Putin critic William Browder says.

  • Nobody put Putin in a corner: William Browder Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    Nobody put Putin in a corner: William Browder

    William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, discusses Russia's tattered economy, as crude prices slump, sanctions continue and Putin remains defiant over Ukraine.

  • BP and its future with Russia Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    BP and its future with Russia

    After 25 years with Russia, Bob Dudley, CEO of BP says his company is "deeply committed" to its relationship with Rosneft, and sees it as a long-term investment.

  • Hague: Putin's 'sphere of influence' Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Hague: Putin's 'sphere of influence'

    William Hague, leader of the House of Commons, says that if Russia continues to exert its power like it's done with Ukraine, it will result in a "grave deterioration in relations" between itself and Europe.

  • Putin needs a 'miracle' for economy: Ex-diplomat Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Putin needs a 'miracle' for economy: Ex-diplomat

    Andrew Wood, former U.K. ambassador to Russia, says Russian President Vladimir Putin is in trouble and would need a "miracle" to turnaround the country's economy.

  • Obama right about Russia economy: Experts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Russian communist party supporters carry a portrait of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as they take part in a memorial ceremony to mark the 91st anniversary of his death, in Moscow’s Red Square, Jan. 21, 2015.

    Individuals doing business with Russian clients say Obama's claims of Russia's economy being in "tatters" are absolutely correct.

  • Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism' Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism'

    At Davos, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko talks to CNBC about how the country needs help from the rest of the world to stop its conflict with Russia.

  • Russia weighs heavily at Davos Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Local residents inspect their home, which was damaged by last night's shelling in the village of Sartan, near Mariupol January 20, 2015.

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on what business and political leaders think about the continuing crisis between Russia and the west.