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"It goes without saying that we are taking into account geopolitical risks," adds Governor Elvira Nabiullina.
Russia is preparing to welcome leaders and executives from the world of business and economics but this year's St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) comes at a time when its international relations are more unstable than ever.
"Stop being so emotional about it, take it off the front pages," said Alexis Rodzianko, CEO of the American Chambers of Commerce in Russia, when asked about normalizing U.S.-Russian relations.
RDIF Chief Executive Kirill Dmitriev speaks about the U.S.' sanctions on the Russian economy.
Chief Executive Jean-Pascal Tricoire speaks about France's business ties with Russia.
VTB Chairman and President Andrey Kostin speaks about his organization's dealings with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
VTB Bank President Andrey Kostin speaks about the Russian economy and the price of oil.
Russian President Vladimir Putin extended an olive branch on Friday to the European Union (EU), whose sanctions on Moscow are up for renewal in July.
Financial markets and sterling might be rattled by the forthcoming referendum on European Union (EU) membership, but Russia doesn't mind either way.
Russia's deputy prime minister offered a sporting explanation for the tensions between Russia and the U.S. on Friday.
Italian firms still operating in Russia have not damaged the sanctions placed on the country, one of Italy's top business leaders told CNBC.
Russia's economy is too reliant on oil and that is hitting the ruble, the deputy head of the presidential economic council and former finance minister said.
The head of the world's lowest-cost gold producer, Polyus Gold, told CNBC that the miner is looking to cut even more production costs this year.
The ultra-high-speed mass transit brainchild of Tesla boss Elon Musk has created a hotbed of competitive rivalry.
European sanctions imposed on Russia two years may be lifted by the end of 2016, the CEO of Russia's sovereign wealth fund tells CNBC.
An ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin has expressed his approval of presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying he could improve relations.
The tech industry could be caught up in another bubble of rollercoaster valuations, says the chief executive of Russian investment giant Sistema.
Concerns about China have not gone away and its debt pile poses risks, says the chief country officer of Deutsche Bank Russia.
Greece's strategic location in the Mediterranean is a bonus for foreign investors like Russia, the deputy minister for foreign affairs in Greece told CNBC.
VTB Chief Executive Andrey Kostin said the Russian bank's privatisation would probably take place in 2017 rather than this year.