All Posts Tagged With: "oil"

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Yulia Latynina on Russia’s Squandered Billions

Award-winning Russian journalist Yulia Latynina discusses what happens when a country spends it’s money on presidential palaces instead of infrastructure and roads. An exclusive from

Mar 26, 2010 | Continued
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Russia Worries About the Price of Oil, Not a Nuclear Iran

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov calls for President Barack Obama to face the reality of Russia’s interests in continued high tensions in the Middle East, and to take a serious stance in talks with Moscow over Iran’s nuclear program.

Oct 28, 2009 | Continued
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Why Russia Stokes Mideast Mayhem – Kasparov

In his latest editorial for the Wall Street Journal, Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov calls on the international community to step up to dictatorships around the world. Repressive petroleum-funded governments like Russia, he argues, have an interest in destabilizing the Middle East, and failing to respond may have catastrophic results.

Jan 13, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Markets Collapse, Trading Halted

Russian stock markets experienced another collapse today, dropping to new lows. Trading on both the RTS and MICEX exchanges has been halted until Tuesday October 28th.

Oct 24, 2008 | Continued
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Falling Oil Prices May Send Russian Budget into Deficit

Oil prices have dipped to levels dangerous for Russia’s federal budget, dropping near or below $70 per barrel on the London, Tokyo and New York exchanges.

Oct 17, 2008 | Continued
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On Science, Putin Worse than Stalin

From this story in the UK Telegraph: Since it was founded by Tsar Peter I in 1724, the Academy [of Sciences] has enjoyed immunity from government interference. Freedom to think and work unfettered has enabled 17 of its alumni since 1904 to win science’s highest plaudit, the Nobel prize. Of those, 14 have been within […]

May 8, 2007 | Continued