All posts tagged Russia

  • Russia Watch: Russia loses Cyprus
    March 31, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Russia suffered a major defeat last week. And no one noticed. But the setback was so striking that President Vladimir Putin picked up the phone at 4 am on Thursday […]

  • Takeover of Volksbank signals Russian bank strength
    March 31, 2013, by Daniel Bardsley for The Prague Post

    A new sign in black and a striking interior in green: The recently unveiled Sberbank branch in the center of Prague is certainly trying to stand out. The significance of […]

  • Cyprus crisis burns Russian investors
    March 28, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    For years, construction companies in Cyprus lured Russians to invest in the Mediterranean island. Over the last decade, 40,000 Russians moved to Cyprus. They now make up five per cent […]

  • Cyprus scrambles for funds after bailout ‘no’ vote
    March 21, 2013, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

    Lawmakers in Cyprus are scrambling to find billions of dollars to prop up the country’s battered banking system, after rejecting a proposed international bailout deal. Meanwhile, Cyprus’s Central Bank has […]

  • Europe pressures Cyprus to resolve debt crisis
    March 20, 2013, by VOANews

    Europe is pressuring Cyprus to offer new solutions to the island nation’s debt crisis after its parliament overwhelmingly rejected a bailout plan sanctioned by the country’s international lenders.The European Commission, [&helli ...

  • Russia Watch: Azeri wolves in Iranian sheep’s clothing?
    March 15, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Iran faces political population bomb: a young, growing and urbanized population that wants food – cheap and traditional. Iran’s population has doubled in the last 40 years, hitting 75 million […]

  • Russia condemns talk of arming Syria rebels
    March 14, 2013, by VOANews

    Russia’s foreign minister has condemned talk of arming the Syrian opposition, saying it is illegal under international law.Russia’s Sergei Lavrov spoke Wednesday in London following a meeting with British Foreign […]

  • Kremlin’s policies shackled by oil and gas giant Gazprom
    March 1, 2013, by Nick Ottens for The Prague Post

    As Russia’s largest oil and gas company is once again embroiled in an energy dispute with Ukraine, the country’s dependence on hydrocarbon exports tests its government’s commitment to further liberalization. […]

  • Russian adoption: American mom Vs. Russian politicians
    February 26, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Russian politicians have made political hay this week out of the recent unexplained death in Texas of Max Shatto, a three-year-old boy adopted in Russia. First, Pavel Astakhov, Russia’s commissioner […]

  • South Stream’s status high on Russia-EU summit agenda
    December 20, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    In the big picture of Russia’s relationship with the European Union, Bulgaria has never played a big role – certain remarks from Russian diplomats in Brussels describing Sofia as Moscow’s […]