Squeezed by ever-expanding U.S. sanctions, Vladimir Putin says he wants to dump the dollar. His central bank has been doing just the opposite.
Some wealthy Russians are as close to the president as hostages to their taker.
Russian President Vladimir Putin began his fourth term with an unexpected weapon in his arsenal against Western sanctions: higher oil prices.
The big, rushed and opaque deal for an enigmatic Chinese energy company to buy into Russia’s state oil behemoth has disintegrated.