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MOSCOW BLOG: Is Putin a megalomaniac?

January 17, 2020

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin a megalomaniac? The reaction of the commentatori to the huge changes in Russia’s political DNA suggested by the president was kneejerk and entirely predictable.

MOSCOW BLOG: The life of a beekeeper

December 11, 2019

Yuri Luzhkov was mayor of Moscow for nearly two decades and presided over the total transformation of the Russian capital.

MOSCOW BLOG: The trouble with investing into Russia

August 28, 2019

"The market is only 30 years old. It has been less than 30 years since the mechanisms of the market economy started to develop. We are staying in Russia. We have $3bn assets under management. We will continue to invest." Elena Ivashentseva, BVCP.

MOSCOW BLOG: Russia’s frozen relations with Europe start to thaw

August 23, 2019

Western sanctions on Russia aren't going to be lifted anytime soon, but new harsh sanctions are increasingly unlikely and room to cut some sort of deal is increasing.

MOSCOW BLOG: Putin is a victim of his own success

August 14, 2019

The very prosperity that Russian President Vladimir Putin ushered in is fuelling the current protests as Muscovites demand more of a say in local government.