Politics Vladimir Putin


  • Putin's credibility problem Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Putin's credibility problem

    Putin will maintain a very strict line, no capital controls, predicts Christopher Granville, Trusted Sources, sharing his thoughts on Russian President Putin's annual address and what it may signal about Ukraine.

  • Investing in Russia's meltdown Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:27 AM ET
    Investing in Russia's meltdown

    Christopher Granville, Trusted Sources, shares his thoughts on investing in Russia ahead of President Putin's annual address.

  • Russia's crisis exposes weakness: Altman Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    Russia's crisis exposes weakness: Altman

    Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman, explains how the ruble's rout and lower oil prices is putting pressure on Russia and Putin's reputation.

  • Ruble outside 'comfort zone': Russian FM Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Ruble outside 'comfort zone': Russian FM

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports Russians are rushing out to buy imported products because of inflation fears. Also Cutmore provides a preview of President Putin's annual speech on Thursday.

  • Russia in a 'whiff of panic' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:05 AM ET
    Russia in a 'whiff of panic'

    Russia's economy collapsing sends a "whiff of panic" throughout its public, with people stocking up on imported goods. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports with a clip of the Russian Economic Development Minister, Alexei Ulyukayev speaking about future intentions.

  • Hard to be bullish with Russia Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Hard to be bullish with Russia

    The sharp decline in the Russian ruble has led to the public's faith in the ruble evaporating, says Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, who thinks the public seem "bearish".

  • Invest in the Russian stock market: Pro Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:04 PM ET
    An employee works in the offices of the OAO Moscow Exchange.

    One market pro thinks there's a buying opportunity in the ETF that tracks the Russian stock market, but another says it's too risky a bet.

  • Putin really wants to bomb someone: Kruschev's great granddaughter

    Insight to the pain Russia is feeling from sanctions, with Sarah Mendelson, CSIS senior advisor, and Nina Khrushcheva, The New School. This is a self-inflicted wound for Russian President Putin, says Mendelson.

  • Has Putin lost control? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Putin lost control?

    Insight to the challenges facing Russia's economy, with Don Jensen, Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations.

  • Russia's way out of crisis Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    Russia's way out of crisis

    Has Russian President Vladimir Putin lost control of his country's economy? Ambassador Carlos Pascual, provides perspective into the critical situation facing Russia.

  • These oligarchs are paying for Russia's slide Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko.

    The combination of sanctions, the falling ruble and continuous slide in oil prices is chopping billions from the fortunes of Russia's richest men. Who's taking the biggest hit?

  • Sense of panic hits Russia's economic elite: Pro Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    Sense of panic hits Russia's economic elites: Pro

    Is Vladimir Putin more dangerous with current Russian economic conditions? Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provides perspective.

  • Beware: Putin, the wounded animal Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    It's clear the US is not prepared for the extent of damage that Vladimir Putin can unleash, says Jake Novak.

  • Cashin: Why it's not like 1998 all over again Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    The Russian ruble's dramatic fall may have triggered memories of 1998 for some, but veteran trader Art Cashin isn't sold on the comparison.

  • Putin's liquidity problem Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Putin's liquidity problem

    New York Times Moscow correspondent Andrew Kramer, discusses Vladimir Putin's next move amid today's volatile ruble trade.

  • Isaacson: Russia hurting, Putin may not survive Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Isaacson: Russia hurting, Putin may not survive

    Walter Isaacson, president & CEO of The Aspen Institute, discusses what the collapse of oil prices is doing to Russia and how it threatens Vladimir Putin's leadership.

  • Russia's rate rise won't end well: Expert Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:36 AM ET
    Russia's rate rise won't end well: Expert

    Mark Grant, Southwest Securities discusses the massive interest rate hike in Russia and its likely impact on the ruble.

  • Cramer: Things are awesome right now! Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    NYSE New York Stock Exchange traders markets

    Jim Cramer wonders... if things are really so bad, then why are so many things going right? He uncovers who is really behind this market decline.

  • Russia's Putin using military for credibility: Pro Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    Russia's Putin using military for credibility: Pro

    Sergei Guriev, professor of economics at Sciences Po, says Russian President Vladimir Putin's credibility comes from propaganda and military success rather than his economic record.

  • US Congress readies new sanctions on Russia Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 3:14 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects.