Tag archive for ‘the 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 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...

Uriel Herman On Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Urging ‘Intelligent, Honest and Differentiated’ Policy on Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovsky appealed to the European Foreign Affairs Committee to take a view on Russia that is less black and white, to realize there are “sober minded” people in the Russian administration More...

Reuters On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Insight: Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

– After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in More...

Jewish Business News Service On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Sweden former prime minister Carl Bildt: Ukraine’s Vote, Russia’s Fate

– STOCKHOLM –When Ukraine’s voters go to the polls on October 26, not only the fate of their country will be at stake; so will the future of a significant part of Europe. To put it simply: the future More...

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