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Vladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of encouraging Russian protests
Thursday, 08 December 2011 11:46

Russian prime minister says US secretary of state gave a 'signal' to Kremlin opponents by criticising elections

Vladimir Putin has reacted to an increasingly vociferous opposition movement in Russia by accusing Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, of fomenting protest inside the country.

He accused Clinton of giving "the signal" to opposition...

Fox News is going bananas
Thursday, 08 December 2011 11:22
It is generally believed that many Americans have poor knowledge of geography. This theory has found another proof the other day. Fox News showed the footage of the "revolution in Moscow." The footage, which the channel aired, showed typical revolutionary events with angered protesters, armed police officers, tear gas and Molotov cocktails...
VTB rides out Q3 storm
Thursday, 08 December 2011 10:37

VTB posts net profit of 72.6 billion roubles in 9M 2011 under IFRS

VTB Group, Russia’s second largest banker, boosted its net profit 87% in the first nine months of 2011 year on year. Higher efficiency, as well as healthy lending growth helped the Group to offset global trends.

VTB’s net profit  was up to 72.6 billion roubles in 9M 2011, but took a t...

Construction rehab stimulates Severstal's performance
Thursday, 08 December 2011 10:37

image from http://severstal.ru

Russian flagship metals group Severstal has seen a boost in 3Q net profit, up 17% year-on-year to $429 million thanks to robust demand and high prices.

­The results were slightly better than analytical forecasts with 9 months profits spring up to $1,550 billion from net loss of $225 million a year earlier. Alexey ...

Vladimir Putin: A Potemkin election | Editorial
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 23:12

Putin is learning what Mubarak could have told him: you can't fight YouTube

Something went very wrong for Vladimir Putin last Sunday. It was not just that the party of power, United Russia, lost popularity. That he could have expected and anyway he thought he had a plan. If voters had expressed their opposition either by boycotting the polls or...

Russia's anti-Putin protests grow
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:03

Tens of thousands say they are prepared to take to the streets in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government

Russia's anti-government protest movement has gathered momentum as tens of thousands of people said they were prepared to take to the streets this weekend in the biggest challenge to Vladimir Putin's rule.

With concern inside the...

Russia's leading opposition figures
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 17:41

The main figures who stand against Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party

Alexey Navalny

The charismatic 35-year-old lawyer is seen as the de facto leader of Russia's disparate opposition, the first one able to unite liberals, nationalists, young and old. He coined the term "party of crooks and thieves" to describe Vladimir Putin's United Russia...

'American Spring' and Putin's inevitable victory
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 16:55
The Western media have been paying a lot of attention to the Russian parliamentary elections during the recent days. Some of the publications about the post-election events in Moscow and other Russian cities are attention-catchy indeed....
Medvedev 'tweet' sends the Russian blogosphere into a frenzy
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 16:53

Retweet of insult aimed at jailed activist Alexey Navalny causes red faces at the Kremlin

It was a late-night tweet that shook the Russian internet – did President Dmitry Medvedev really retweet a post implying jailed opposition activist Alexey Navalny was a "cocksucking sheep"?

According to the Kremlin, he did not. Russian internet users are not so...

Make or break for Eurozone
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 15:38

All eyes are at the coming ECB meeting, as well EU summit

With the unfolding European crisis affecting world economies, including Russia, all eyes are on the EU summit on Friday, as well as Thursday's ECB meeting. The destiny of the Euro zone is at hand.

Flooding with money? …

Whatever happens at thursday's ECB meeting over interest rate...

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