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Russia’s second #metoo moment lays bare the fractures of ‘liberal’ society

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Disclaimer: Meduza is one of The Bell’s competitors. While some employees at the two outlets are friends, the author of this…

New legislation set to regulate Russia’s burgeoning driverless car market

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What happened Driverless cars are not just the realm of Waymo and Uber: Russia also has several serious…

The egos of three Russian tycoons take a hit as they are barred from Davos

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Hello! Our top story this week is an explainer on why being excluded from Davos is a big…

The saga of Russia’s art-collecting oligarch and his new corruption woes in Monaco

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Dmitry Rybolovlev is one of a select few Russian businessmen who have been able to successfully sell their…

Government wins temporary reprieve in acrimonious gas price fight with oil companies

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Hello! This week we dissect an increasingly bitter tussle between Russia’s oil companies and a government nervous that…

Scary extrajudicial murder accusations raise questions about Putin’s managerial competence

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What happened The list of crimes attributed to “Putin’s chef” Yevgeny Prigozhin just got longer. He is already…

The fund headed by Putin’s daughter appears to benefit from government plan to confiscate company profits

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What happened If you’re looking for insight into how the Russian government sees the development of the high-tech…

Pressure increases on Yandex despite denials about state bank takeover

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What happened The possible purchase of Russia’s largest — and only — independent Internet company, Yandex, by state-owned…

Fear of collateral damage from sanctions is jeopardizing the Kremlin’s “pivot to Asia”

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What happened Russia’s drive to do more business in Asia in response to Western sanctions looks more and…

There are few hopes for any agreements at 3rd Putin-Trump meeting

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What happened Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will meet for the 3rd time on 11 November in Paris…