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The Duran - 2019-09-09 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the state of the Russian economy under Vladimir Putin, five years after the first sanctions were imposed on Russia for the accession of Crimea to...

The Duran - 2019-07-05 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

I used data available from the Russian Federation’s official statistics via the tradingeconomics website to figure out the country’s sectoral balances in the past nine years. First, let’s clarify what the three sectors are....

The Duran - 2019-03-26 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how US and EU sanctions have continued to provide a huge boost to Russia’s economy. Russia’s food sovereignty has practically been achieved, as the Russian central bank continues to buy gold and lower its...

The Duran - 2019-01-01 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss rumors floating around the media that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be seeking to change the constitution and pave the way for his re-election as Russian President in 2024.

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The Saker - 2018-12-24 - Original post - cached version

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC to turn on English captions.   The American agency Bloomberg has published a report on the state of developing countries.

The Saker - 2018-10-17 - Original post - cached version

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor The Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin had actually offered to surrender to the West in exchange for lifting of sanctions. This is

The Saker - 2018-10-03 - Original post - cached version

Vladimir Putin addressed the plenary session of the second Russian Energy Week Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum. The forum is taking place in Moscow on October 3–6. Its main theme is Sustainable Energy for the Changing World. The forum

The Duran - 2018-09-24 - Original post - cached version

Via The Wall Street Journal

Otradnaya, Russia – Vladimir Mishurov transformed the remnants of the “Lenin’s Path” collective farm in this village into a profitable business. He also helped make Russia the world’s largest wheat exporter for the first time since the last years of the...

The Saker - 2018-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor Post and video in Russian language. Russia is on the edge of big changes. So big, perhaps, that were not seen for an entire

The Saker - 2018-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Translated and subtitled by Scott Humor   Time, Forward! Is the project of journalist Evgeni Super Russia has started building an alternative Internet, not on paper, but in reality. Why

The Duran - 2018-07-20 - Original post - cached version

One of them was a distinctly renewed interest in doing business inside the country, and another was the realization to what extent perceptions have been tainted by media and political rhetoric directed against any real or imagined nastiness attributed to Russia these days.


The Duran - 2018-07-18 - Original post - cached version

Russia has stopped “inching towards de-dollarization” as I wrote about on July 3rd, and has now energetically walked out of the list of largest holders of US government bonds, hence this update. For the two months ending in May 2018, Moscow has offloaded more than $80 billion in US...

The Duran - 2018-05-22 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on RussiaFeed

President Putin of Russia met on Friday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who confirmed to Putin the line up of Russia’s new government.

Russia’s new government – most ministers keep their jobs

Here is the Kremlin’s...

The Saker - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

by Scott Humor On Monday April 16, a well-oiled machine of anti-Russian sanctions experienced a major hiccup. This day the US Treasury promised to announce new sanctions against Russia’s companies

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-02 - Original post - cached version

Counter-sanctions imposed on food imports and an unprecedented raft of subsidies have made many areas of farming more profitable in Russia [Xinhua]

Consumer demand has driven economic growth in Russia, the Central Bank said on Friday, adding that...

The Duran - 2018-01-11 - Original post - cached version

“Mock on; thou hast a place of refuge; I am alone, an exile soon to be.” —Euripides, “Medea”

The 29 November Russo-British Business Forum (RBBF), held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, hallmarked continued efforts to mend Anglo-Russian business...

The Duran - 2017-08-09 - Original post - cached version

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Net capital outflow from Russia in January-July 2017 rose 1.5 times to $13.1 billion compared to $8.8 billion in the same period last year, the Bank of Russia said Wednesday.

According to the financial regulator, the...

The Saker - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

by Scott Humor Made In Russia SITREP IV What does Russia produce? 3 What does Russia produce? 1 What does Russia produce? 2    Time – Forward! #253  Russian transcript

The Duran - 2017-07-23 - Original post - cached version

News that the Republicans and the Democrats in the House of Representatives have agreed on a new sanctions package against Russia will be deeply unwelcome news, and not just or even primarily in Moscow.

The new sanctions package will not have the big impact on the Russian economy...

The Duran - 2017-06-03 - Original post - cached version

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 opened on June 1, 2017 under the slogan ‘Achieving a New Balance in the Global Economic Arena’.

The key themes of the Forum were: ‘Made in Russia: Creating a National Brand’, ‘Injecting Dynamism in the...

The Saker - 2017-05-29 - Original post - cached version

by Scott Humor NATO Parliamentary Assembly Spring Session, Tbilisi, 26-29 May 2017 “The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is a historic and a strategic place in the Caucasus region, which gave

The Duran - 2017-03-24 - Original post - cached version

A few weeks after the Russian Central Bank indicated that it was unlikely to cut its key rate before mid year, a cluster of good economic news have caused it to shave its key rate down today from 10% to 9.75%.

To be clear, this is a token cut that will not by itself make any...

The Duran - 2017-03-09 - Original post - cached version

Rosstat, Russia’s state statistical agency, is reporting that the annualised inflation rate in Russia has now fallen to 4.5%, with Russia recording increasingly frequently weeks of zero inflation during the winter months.

This is most unusual.  Normally the inflation rate rises in...

The Duran - 2017-02-27 - Original post - cached version

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has spoken optimistically today about the current state of the Russian economy, predicting stable growth for 2017.

He is right to do so.  As previously reported, Russia exited recession midway through 2016, and its economy appears to have been...

The Saker - 2017-02-23 - Original post - cached version

by Scott Humor This past September, in one of his regular interviews with the newspaper Parlamentní Listy, retired Czech Major General Hynek Blaško commented on the possibility of a conflict between Russia and

The Saker - 2016-12-29 - Original post - cached version

Despite claim that Western sanctions were supposed to target just parts of Russia’s economy and not its general population, they were specifically designed to trigger the collapse of its banking

The Saker - 2016-08-11 - Original post - cached version

by Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson According to various reports, the Russian government is reconsidering the neoliberal policy that has served Russia so badly since the collapse of the

The Saker - 2016-02-08 - Original post - cached version

NOTE: Readers are asking to know who, in addition to the Western-financed NGOs, are the Fifth Columnists inside Russia. Michael Hudson and I left the description general as Atlanticist Integrationists

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2016-01-24 - Original post - cached version

The Russian 5th column: Chubais, Iudaeva, Dvorkovich, Shuvalov, Nabiullina, Kudrin, Uliukaev, Siluanov, Medvedev


by The Saker

The Unz Review

Whatever happens in the future, Putin has already secured his place in history as one of the greatest Russian leaders ever....

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2015-12-31 - Original post - cached version

The Obama administration still sticks to the Cold War 2.0 script on Russia.


The bottom line is that in 2016 the option will continue to be stark; it’s either the hegemony of the War Party – with the subtext of a Washington “willfully” condoned Salafi-jihadi “offer” to...
Aletho News - 2015-06-15 - Original post - cached version

RT | June 15, 2015 Russian oil major Rosneft and BP are close to signing a $700 million deal for BP to acquire a 20 percent stake in the Taas-Yuriakh Siberian oilfield, reports the FT. The deal could be announced this week at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The introduction of...

Aletho News - 2015-04-14 - Original post - cached version

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (RIA Novosti – Aleksey Nikolskyi) RT | April 14, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed the oil-for-goods deal between Moscow and Tehran is “absolutely” a reality and has begun....

Aletho News - 2014-11-24 - Original post - cached version

RT | November 24, 2014 Russia is losing around $40 billion a year due to Western sanctions, but they are not as critical to the economy as lower oil prices, which add $90-100 billion in losses, says Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. “We lose about $40 billion a year because of the...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-11-10 - Original post - cached version

Image: Four oligarchs very close to Putin: Guennadi Timtchenko, Iouri Kovaltchouk, Igor Setchine and Arkady Rotenberg (Image credit:


The restoration of Russian power engineered by Vladimir Putin is compromised by the economic war waged against...
Aletho News - 2014-09-19 - Original post - cached version

RT | September 18, 2014 President Vladimir Putin has said that sanctions against Russia directly violate World Trade Organization (WTO) principles, and that Russia will continue to defend its economy with protective measures. The sanctions violate the main principles of equal access for all WTO...

Aletho News - 2014-09-08 - Original post - cached version

RT | September 8, 2014 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned Russia may shut its air corridors to Western airlines if the next round of European sanctions hit Russian energy companies. “If there are sanctions related to the energy sector, or further restrictions on Russia’s financial sector...

Aletho News - 2014-07-29 - Original post - cached version

RT | July 28, 2014 The Hague’s arbitration court was not legally empowered to view the case of Yukos Oil Company v. Russia, and the court’s “one-sided” ruling disregards previous Strasbourg court decisions on the issue, the Russian Finance Ministry said in a statement. Viewing the case, filed by...

Aletho News - 2013-07-13 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 12, 2013

According to declassified data Russia holds 17 billion tons of oil and 48 billion cubic meters of gas. Moscow believes revealing the extent of the vast reserves will lead to a surge of investment in the extraction and production of hydrocarbons.


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