Chris Weafer

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Airline staff from Aeroflot-Russian Airlines PJSC. The Russian state-controlled airline is to launch a direct flight from Moscow to Dublin even as Ireland’s relations with the Kremlin chill following the expulsion of one of their diplomats.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Aeroflot, the Russian state-controlled airline, is to launch a direct flight from Moscow to Dublin even as Ireland’s relations with the Kremlin chill (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin gestures to Chinese president Xi Jinping as other heads of state look on during the Brics/SCO summits in Ufa. Photograph: Ria Novosti/Getty Images

As Europe focused on Greece’s travails, leaders of the so-called Brics nations launched ambitious financial projects that could, in time, come to offe(...)

Street cleaners walking in front of a currency exchange office in Moscow yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Maxim Shipenkov
Russia moves to prop up the rouble

Russia has taken steps to support the banking system and stem a sharp fall in the value of the rouble that is threatening to plunge the country into (...)

Taking shape: the Skolkovo Innovation Centre on the outskirts of Moscow which Russian President Vladimir Putin  points to as an example of how Russia is diversifying its economy away from energy. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Students at Moscow’s new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theatre outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych at the Kremlin in Moscow yesterday. Russia offered $15 billion in loans and a sharp discount on natural gas prices to Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Pool via The New York Times

Ukraine’s president faced calls to resign today over a $15-billion (€11 billion) bailout from Russia which the opposition and protesters said had sold(...)

 Rosneft  oil group bought the holding company and its parent TNK-BP last year in a $55 billion takeover that created the world’s largest publicly traded  oil company  by output. Photograph: Reuters/Ilya Naymushin

Oil group Rosneft is to buy the remaining shares in TNK-BP Holding for a fraction of the price it paid BP and a group of oligarchs for their stakes, i(...)