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U.S. Money-Laundering Probe Touches Putin's Inner Circle

WSJ | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

U.S. prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation of a member of Vladimir Putin ’s inner circle, several people familiar with the effo...

Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The crafting of Putin's new Euro-Asian vision -- in effect a new "Greater Russia" assembled from the remnants of the old Soviet Union in Central Asia and Europe -- has been greased by a pipeline delivery system under the Kremlin's control.

Sanctions Could Come In Like A Wrecking Ball For Miley Cyrus

Reuters | Jussi Rosendahl | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

HELSINKI, April 3 (Reuters) - Finnish concerts by American pop stars Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake have come under the cloud of U.S. sanctions a...

Update: U.S. Government Suspends Consideration of Funding for Yamal LNG

Doug Norlen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Ex-Im Bank first announced Yamal as a pending project in November 2013, the same month that the Kremlin-backed Ukranian government used violence against tens of thousands of demonstrators, and many years after Russia's use of gas exports as a geopolitical weapon began. Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg needs speak out on this issue, and let the public know exactly where Ex-Im Bank stands.

Imagine That! Putin Might Not Be So Pure After All.

Matvey Ganapolskiy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matvey Ganapolskiy

The opposition has legitimate grounds for suspicion: If Putin is so indifferent to worldly possessions, why is practically every key economic post filled by one of his pals?