How Russia uses China to get round sanctions Members Public

Hello! We took a break last week to bring you a special newsletter on the shock news of the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Here is your slightly delayed weekly guide to the Russian economy. Our top story is about how China is helping Russia skirt Western sanctions. We

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison Members Public

Hello! Instead of the usual economic analysis, our newsletter this week is devoted to the announcement Friday of the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. We look at what we know so far about his death, how events unfolded after the announcement, and what the reaction has been among world

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Russia blocks the only anti-war candidate from running against Putin Members Public

Russia's Central Election Commission has finally blocked Boris Nadezhdin — the only anti-war campaigner to make it this far — from registering as a candidate in next month's presidential election. * Nadezhdin's campaign submitted 105,000 signatures in  support of his candidacy, giving them a possible 5%

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Yandex: the end of independence Members Public

For the past 25 years, Yandex, arguably Russia’s most innovative company, has struggled to preserve its independence from the Kremlin. The announcement of a planned $5.2-billion deal to sell the company’s Russian businesses to a consortium of investors brought an end to that era, raising questions over

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How Russia fell in love with Tucker Carlson Members Public

Conservative journalist Tucker Carlson’s visit to Moscow prompted an unprecedented furore among Russian propagandists. Carlson, an active supporter of Donald Trump and an enthusiastic promoter of conspiracy theories, became the first Western journalist to interview Vladimir Putin since the invasion of Ukraine. Putin told him nothing new, but the

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Tucker Carlson – A Russian Love Affair Members Public

Hello. This week we look at how Russia fell in love with controversial American TV figure Tucker Carlson. We also go deeper into the $5.2-billion Yandex deal and cover anti-war candidate Boris Nadezhdin being blocked from the presidential election. How Russia fell in love with Tucker Carlson Conservative journalist

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Yandex: The end of an era for Russia’s most innovative firm Members Public

It’s not a stretch to say that Yandex has a claim to be Russia's most successful and innovative company. Even Google's founders were interested in buying it at one time. The company strove to preserve its independence for 25 years, but now that part of

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Russia’s self-inflicted banana problem Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexander Kolyandr and Alexandra Prokopenko and brought to you by The Bell. Our top story is about Moscow sanctioning Ecuadorian banana exports, and the knock-on effect it will have on the Russian consumer. We also look at Russia’

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