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How Russia's economy survived two years of war Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexandra Prokopenko, Alexander Kolyandr and Denis Kasyanchuk and brought to you by The Bell. To mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we take an in depth look at how Russia’s economy has

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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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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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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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Russia’s mortgage bubble Members Public

Hello! Welcome to your weekly guide to the Russian economy — written by Alexandra Prokopenko and Alexander Kolyandr and brought to you by The Bell. Our top story is on Central Bank concerns about a mortgage bubble caused by state subsidized lending, and we also look at the €50 billion aid

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Record sentence for woman who killed pro-Russian blogger Members Public

A Russian court found Darya Trepova, 26, guilty of terrorism over the murder of pro-Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky. He was killed in a bomb blast in a St. Petersburg cafe last April. Trepova was sentenced to an unprecedented 27 years in prison — the longest jail sentence for a woman

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Russian anti-war performers under pressure abroad Members Public

Many Russian musicians and performers have left the country since the start of the invasion. While openly criticizing the war, some have managed to continue earning a living by playing venues in the United States, Europe and Asia. However, since the start of this year, some have seen travel bans

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