Politics Vladimir Putin


  • Inside Russia's decline: Friedman Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Inside Russia's decline: Friedman

    Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, shares his thoughts on Russia's economic woes and the mounting pressure on Russian President Putin.

  • Fingers crossed as Russia moves to avert ruble crisis

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore report's on the ruble's roller coaster ride as Russia's parliament rushes through a bill boosting banking capital.

  • Cramer’s perfect recipe for a Santa Claus rally Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:13 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer is seeing some good signs in the economy right now. Could they be the perfect ingredients for a Santa Claus rally?

  • Oil plunges as market seeks bottom Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    A worker for Raven Drilling, helps line up a pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Oil futures fell sharply, failing to hold a rally for a second day and signaling traders that the selling is not over.

  • Putin miscalculated, must make a change: O'Neill Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:57 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Putin may still be popular in Russia but his miscalculation could change that, said well-known economist Jim O'Neill.

  • Can China save Russia? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    Can China save Russia?

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on the relationship between Russia and China.

  • Putin deflects criticism Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Putin deflects criticism

    Vladimir Putin blamed the west and U.S. for Russia's current economic situation. Details on Putin's press conference, with CNBC's Dina Gusovsky.

  • O'Neill: Putin must change path Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    O'Neill: Putin must change path

    Discussing the fall of oil, and the state of Russia's economy, with Jim O'Neill, Fmr. Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman.

  • Russia's cash already fled. Here's where it went Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at an office in Siberia in December, 2014.

    A CNBC.com analysis of money flows shows that large cash hoards have already left Russia, much of it stashed in former Soviet states.

  • Putin: Economy will recover over 2 years Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:08 PM ET
    Putin: Economy will recover over 2 years

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Russian economy will grow, and is not yet calling it a crisis. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports Putin blamed the West for escalating the crisis in Ukraine, but is interested in a diplomatic solution.

  • The one person who can bail out Putin Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Resolving the Russia-Ukraine dispute is critical. Here's the one person who can do that, says Jason Bordoff and Carlos Pascual.

  • Grybauskaite: Putin looking for 'someone to blame' Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Grybauskaite: Putin looking for 'someone to blame'

    At the EU Summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Vladimir Putin's "swipe" at EU leaders, whilst talking to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb and Lithuania's Dalia Grybauskaite about Putin's speech.

  • Cramer: Can't get too bullish, Putin a menace Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 9:07 AM ET
    Cramer: Can't get too bullish, Putin a menace

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on the central banks big interest rate hike. Jim Cramer provides insight.

  • Putin: Russia must be 'protected' Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 AM ET
    Putin: Russia must be 'protected'

    Russia's Vladimir Putin responds to Ukraine Crisis and Russia's stature compared to the rest of the world. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports the President's remarks.

  • Is Russia's bear just a 'stuffed animal'? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 AM ET
    Is Russia'a bear just want a 'stuffed animal'?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says that other countries perceive Russia as a country which should just "sit quietly", rather than try and maintain its sovereignty and independence.

  • Vladimir Putin: What you need to know Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:42 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Here's everything you need to know about Russia's president, Vladimir Putin.

  • Putin on Ukraine: Game-changing move? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Putin on Ukraine: Game-changing move?

    Vladimir Putin spoke about the Ukraine Crisis in his press conference, saying Russia was ready to mediate. Is that a game-changer? Alexander Branis, director at Prosperity Capital, weighs in.

  • Russia to act as mediator? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Russia to act as mediator?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses the Ukraine Crisis and ongoing military situation, saying that Russia is ready to act as a mediator.

  • Russian central bank has acted 'adequately' Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:25 AM ET
    Russian central bank has acted 'adequately'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses the turbulence in the country's economy and says the central bank is doing the right thing, but could act a little faster.

  • Putin's speech seemed 'relatively calm' Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    Putin's speech seemed 'relatively calm'

    Commenting on the Putin's recent speech, Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says the press conference started off "relatively calm" and that Putin appears to be trying to act on negotiating terms.