September 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Sistema's chairman and largest shareholder, was placed on house arrest Tuesday after being accused of money laundering. Yevtushenkov is one of Russia's richest men and is estimated by Forbes to be worth approximately USD $4.5 billion. Sistema insists that the charges are ...[read more]
August 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Vladimir Putin on Wednesday banned all imports of agricultural products from the US and fruit and vegetables from Europe. The ban, which could last up to one year, was a tactical response to countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia for its support of Ukrainian rebels. The ban will have ...[read more]
June 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday expressed support for a cease-fire in Ukraine's battle against pro-Russian separatists and called for both sides to negotiate a compromise. Following a ceremony commemorating the millions who died following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June ...[read more]
May 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The office of Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that it does not wish to annex eastern Ukraine where "self-rule" referendums have overwhelmingly supported secession, but called on the Kiev government to open dialogue with the separatists. The referendums, organized by pro-Russian ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Russia's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a set of bills that apply new restrictions on the Internet and blogging, a move widely criticized by both pro-democracy activists and Russia's technology sector alike. Critics of the draft laws affecting the Internet, which are expected to be ...[read more]
March 23, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The European Union (EU) on Friday imposed new sanctions against 11 senior Russian politicians, including Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The EU imposed the sanctions on the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin finalized legislation making Crimea officially part of Russia. ...[read more]
March 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed elements of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Friday, reversing the previous administration's position on the legislation. The signing comes three days after Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty that ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed legislation making Crimea officially part of Russia. The bills passed the House almost unanimously despite significant international criticism. Others have called the measure necessary to protect the ethnic Russians within Crimea, with Foreign ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Russian State Duma on Thursday voted nearly unanimously to approve Russia's annexation of Crimea despite threats of further sanctions from Western powers. The vote coincided with the arrival of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Moscow, who came to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty on Tuesday that incorporates Crimea, currently a part of Ukraine, into the Russian Federation. The agreement comes after a referendum in which more than 95 percent of Crimean voters, largely ethnic Russians, elected to ...[read more]

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