Baltic state's election campaign has been dominated by the cost of living crisis and Russia's invasion.
Erdogan backed use of Russian Visa-equivalent after meeting with Putin. US reacted by stepping up pressure on Turkey over sanctions enforcement.
Russian state-controlled diamond monopoly Alrosa has been sanctioned but some of its diamonds are making it on to the international market legally. The upcoming eighth package of sanctions will crack down on Russia’s diamond and close loopholes.
As Lukashenko met with Putin in Sochi, economic co-operation was certainly high on the "bilateral agenda." For Lukashenko, the most pressing matter is a new $1.5bn loan, which he doesn't seem to be getting.
Warsaw fears sabotage of Nord Stream on same day Baltic Pipe opened was no coincidence.
Social media loves a good conspiracy theory, but it has gone off the Richter scale speculating on who was behind the take-down of the four Nord Stream gas pipelines, two of which sprang leaks on Sunday night as we reported yesterday morning.
Agreement marks regime’s first international economic deal. Moscow eyes economic corridor through Central Asia and Afghanistan to South Asia.
Russia is on track to smash all previous records with the size of this year’s grain harvest. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the bumper harvest could be as big as 150mn tonnes this year on September 27.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) projects growth in its region will slow as a result of gas supply problems that are feeding an energy crisis. The bank says growth will slow to 2.3% in 2022 in its region and 3% in 2023.
Pressure to accommodate draft dodgers makes it difficult for a country that nationalists in Russia have targeted with veiled threats over claims to northern territories.
Explosions were registered by seismologists in Sweden over the last 36 hours, according to the country’s national broadcaster SVT, in the same areas where gas leaks were reported to have occurred at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines yesterday, stokin
Natural gas leaks have now been reported at both Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, and while the reasons are unclear, the fact that both pipelines suffered leaks on the same day has prompted speculation of sabotage.
Scenes of chaos in Russia’s poorest regions have filled social media as police in Russia’s poorest republics such as Dagestan, Buryatia and Yakutia try to round up conscripts for the front line in Ukraine.
Pressure fell in both branches of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from the giant Russian Yamal Arctic gas fields to Germany during the evening of September 26, reportedly due to a leak.
Sofia paid over €1.5bn for its section of the Balkan Stream pipeline, which has never delivered any gas to Bulgaria.
Obstacle to hopes is Russia’s ownership of 40% of world's uranium conversion infrastructure, vital to making nuclear fuel.
The third decline in a row for the eurozone PMI indicates that business activity has been contracting throughout the quarter. This confirms our view that a recession could have already started.
Russia’s sham referenda in Ukraine’s occupied territories prove to be as undemocratic as predicted
Russian kick-sharing service Whoosh intends to go public on the Moscow Exchange this or next year.
Move comes after Ukrainian military claims to have downed four Iranian-made “kamikaze” unmanned aerial vehicles.