Tag archive for ‘Kremlin’
Eli Horn On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Greece Signals Left Turn by Opposing Increased Sanctions on Russia

Greece’s new radical left wing-dominated government signaled on Tuesday that friction with its European partners might extend from economic to foreign policy when it distanced itself from an EU call to consider More...

Eli Horn On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Putin Uses Tax Reform to Coerce Oligarchs into Repatriating Assets

President Vladimir Putin is pushing harder on Russia’s richest citizens to repatriate offshore assets amid a slump in the ruble and the imposition of sanctions by the US and the European Union, The Business More...

Eli Horn On Monday, January 19th, 2015

Leonid Nevzlin, Yukos Shareholders, Plan Seizure of Russia’s Overseas Assets

The Russian government missed the January 15 deadline for paying $50 billion to the shareholders of defunct oil company Yukos that was awarded in what has been called the largest commercial lawsuit in history, More...

Jewish Business News On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Former prime minister of Ukraine, Yuliya Tymoshenko: Darkness on the Edge of Europe

In 2014, Vladimir Putin discovered his inner Trotsky. For what Russia’s president is now offering Ukraine is a perverse twist on the formula Trotsky proclaimed during the peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, December 29th, 2014

Richard Weitz: Putin’s Winning Streak

Since Russia invaded Crimea last summer, the West has relied on a strategy of economic sanctions and international isolation to compel the Kremlin to withdraw its support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine. More...

Eli Horn On Monday, December 29th, 2014

Putin Ally Gennady Timchenko Enjoying Fruits of Russia’s Buoyant Apple Industry

The Kremlin is using apples to strengthen its food security in response to U.S. and European sanctions on Russia this year, Reuters said. From Aug. 7 Russia banned imports of fruit from various countries that More...

Eli Horn On Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Russian Opposition Politician Adopts Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s ‘Last Word’ Genre at Trial

Alexei Navalny, a Russian anti-corruption blogger and opposition politician, quoted Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn in the “last word” he delivered this month at his Moscow trial over More...

Reuters On Friday, December 26th, 2014

Russia’s New Military Doctrine Names NATO as Key Risk

– Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the More...

Reuters On Friday, December 26th, 2014

Russia Says Kiev’s Move to Join NATO Dangerous for Europe

– Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine’s pursuit of NATO membership posed a danger to European security and that the West was using Kiev’s bid to join the Atlantic alliance as More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Africa Israel Expects to Lose Money In Russia Due to Ruble’s Fall

Africa Israel Investment is concerned that the collapse of the Russian Ruble will cost the company dearly. This according to a statement that it presented to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange last week. The firm has More...

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