Sanctions barring EU firms from providing Crimea with energy technology were said to have been ignored by Russia.
Russia’s upper parliament, the Federation Council, has adopted a motion to prevent foreign powers interfering in its internal affairs.
It has set
Russian interest rates have fallen to 9.5% on the back of better inflation data.
By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington
After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have
European allies are nervous, while Moscow seems delighted about the change of guard in Washington
Russians are going to the polls in a parliamentary election, expected to give the ruling United Russia party even greater dominance of the lower house.
Russia's central bank has kept it key interest rate unchanged at 10.5 percent even as inflation falls.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed the St.
Rosneft's quarterly net profit fell by 75 percent as crude oil prices declined, but Russia's top oil producer also blamed heavy investment in the period.
Russia's central bank has left its main lending rate at 11 percent and signalled that it is not looking at cuts to the cost of borrowing anytime soon as it focuses on keeping inflation under control.
Russian car ,manufacturer Avtovaz has dumped its chief executive Bo Andersson after the Lada maker reported a record loss following slumping sales.
Russian central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina says the bulk of banking loans in Russia should be in roubles to minimise risks related to currency fluctuations.
The authorities in Moscow have defended their right to demolish small businesses they say are illegal and unsafe. Last week they sent bulldozers to
Russia is enjoying a tourism boom of Chinese visitors who have become the largest group of foreign visitors with numbers more than doubling last year compared with 2014.
Russia's economy is set to dip deeper into recession according to the latest central bank forecasts as the Kremlin looks at selling stakes in state owned companies.
Russia's economy contracted by 3.7 percent in 2015 according to the government statistics service in Moscow. They said retail sales fell by 10 percent and capital investment by 8.4 percent.
The rouble slumped to new record lows on Thursday, threatening more hardship for ordinary Russians, but the Kremlin denied the currency was collapsing.
Russia has put into force measures to keep a closer eye on exchanges from rubles to foreign currency. The Russian Central Bank has decreed that
Russian crude oil exports to Asian countries have increased by almost a quarter this year according to data compiled by Reuters. Sales rose 23
The Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Iran in eight years has held talks with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Ostensibly for a
Concerning everything Russians want to know about their president’s worldview, once a year, Vladimir Putin accepts their questions, sent through a
Ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Russia’s sovereign rating to below investment grade or junk status, citing the impact from the Ukraine crisis