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Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday its second-quarter net profit more than tripled to 228 billion roubles (€3.1 billion) on higher (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin. One of the major Russian operations based in Ireland is Rosneft International Finance, a subsidiary of Rosneft, which is the subject of EU and US sanctions. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters

A number of major Russian companies that are subject to the sanctions introduced following Russia’s assault on Ukraine in 2014 have connections with I(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: “We should carry on with our own business, and then they will realise that it’s pointless to make these lists, to threaten us.”  Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that a list of Kremlin-connected individuals released by the US treasury was an affront to all Russia(...)

 Former Russian economic development minister Alexei Ulyukayev in a defendant’s cage after the verdict was announced at the Zamoskvoretsky District Court in Moscow on Friday. Photograph:  Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

A court in Moscow sentenced Alexei Ulyukaev to eight years in jail on Friday after finding the former Russian minister of economic development guilty(...)

Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukaev is surrounded by reporters as he attends a court hearing  in Moscow. Mr Ulyukaev has denied charges that he accepted an illegal payment of $2 million  from state oil company Rosneft  last year. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian state prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to hand Alexei Ulyukaev, the former economy minister, a 10-year prison sentence for taking a bribe(...)

 Russia’s former economic development minister Alexei Ulyukaev laughs at a hearing in his corruption case at the Zamoskvoretsky District Court in Moscow on August 16th. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Signs of Kremlin infighting surfaced on Wednesday as Alexei Ulyukaev, the former Russian minister of economic development, told a Moscow court that Ig(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin visits the Nizhne-Bureiskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Bureya river near the Novobureisky, about 175km east of the city of Blagoveshchensk in Amur region. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/ EPA

Vladimir Putin visited a vast new gas project on Thursday that will reinforce his country’s prowess as a global energy power, just days after the US e(...)

Donald Trump and his inner circle ‘have received a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, a report dated June 2016 alleges. Photograph: Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused intelligence agencies of allowing “fake news” about an alleged controversial dossier, which references a (...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin (left) and Exxon Mobil chief  Rex Tillerson take part in a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black Sea town of Tuapse, Russia, on  June 15th, 2012. Photograph:  Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via Reuters

Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson may have no diplomatic experience to speak of but US president-elect Donald Trump does not see it that way. (...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin. The head of  the state-controlled oil company told an energy conference  the world’s top producers would not give ground. Photograph: Reuters

The most powerful figure in Russia’s oil industry yesterday signalled his steadfast opposition to combining with Opec to reverse the crude price rout (...)

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