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  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Peace matters more than rate hikes

    Ahead of the Russian Central Bank's rate decision, Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says there should be more focus on peace in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Will Russia's central bank cut rates?

    If the Russian Central Bank does cut its key rates, city economists will have "eggs spread liberally all over their faces" says CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, who explains more.

  • Could Greece complicate Russian talks?

    Bill O'Neill, head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management talks about Russia's sanctions and debated whether Greece is using the Russia sanctions as "leverage" in term of debt negotiations.

  • A McDonald's restaurant in Moscow.

    That's right. A McDonald's Big Mac can go a long way to helping to understand the world's currency conundrum. Here's how.

  • Kremlin aggression is continuing: Eurasia

    John Herbst, Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, says there has been a creeping seizure of Ukrainian territory since September's ceasefire.

  • People line up to pay inside a Makro supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 9, 2015.

    2014 ranked as a horrible year for many countries, according to an index, with Venezuela topping the list as the most miserable place on Earth.

  • The euro may be the Charlie Brown of currencies. Like the comic character, it's under a cloud of negatives, with analysts tipping further downside.

  • 'Greece is on a different direction now': Pro

    Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager FX Trading of Saxo Capital Markets, says chances of a "Grexit are pretty high now" and explains what that means for the euro.

  • Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. would consider all additional options short of military action to rein-in Moscow's activities in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine crisis needs more global attention

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia wants a greater international response to the Ukraine crisis.

  • Will low oil price force Russia into reforms?

    Oleg Deripaska, president of Rusal, says it is unclear whether the Russian government will enact reforms due to the low oil price.

  • World: We need 'consistent pressure' on Russia

    Discussing the Ukraine crisis, Pavlo Klimkin, minister of foreign affairs in Ukraine, weighs in on why there's no progress with other countries on the Minsk agreement.

  • 2016: The 'new face' of Ukraine?

    At Davos, Aivaras Abromavicius, economy minister of Ukraine, says the country wants to use this crisis to "kickstart reforms" and "clean up the house", including tackling economic, corruption and tax issues by 2016.

  • Ukraine's plea to the world

    Our main goal is to build a modern European democratic country, says Vitali Klitschko, Kiev Mayor, discussing Ukraine's conflict with Russia, the need for international aid and the country's energy needs.

  • 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'

    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.

  • European Union is the 'best club'

    At Davos 2015, Dalia Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania, talks about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, saying she supports Ukraine and we will not embrace "terroristic behavior or military aggression."