Tag: Rosneft

Russian Foreign Ministry Say Russian Hackers ‘Hacked Obama’s Brain’; Caucasian Knot Editor Threatened

January 9, 2017

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zakharov scorns US intelligence report on Moscow’s breach of US cybersecurity, says Russian hackers ‘hacked Obama’s brain’. Caucasian Knot editor Grigory Shvedov threatened by Chechen parliamentary speaker.

Judge Rules to Limit Damages in Rosneft’s $57.3 Million Lawsuit Against RBC to Only $6,675

December 12, 2016

A Russian judge in Moscow’s Arbitration Court ruled today in favor of Rosneft in its lawsuit against RBC for “business reputation damage,” but set the damages at only $6,675, not the $52.2 million
that Rosneft had sought.

US Scrutinizing Rosneft Deal Over Sanctions; Russian News Sites Critical of Deal; RBC Struggles with Rosneft Libel Suit

December 9, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: An In-Depth Examination Of Donald Trump’s Ties To Russia And Vladimir Putin Anna Politkovskaya’s Last Interview to the Regional Russian Press On Day of Her Murder ‘The Dirty Deeds of the Pentagon in Syria’: An Example of Russian Propaganda – What Has Ramzan Kadyrov […]

Surprise Arrest of Russian Minister for Economic Development; FSB Long Prepared Case

November 15, 2016

Aleksei Ulyukayev, the Russian Minister for Economic Development, was arrested late last night, charged with receiving a $2 million bribe for endorsing the sale of a controlling interest in the oil company Bashneft to Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company.

Attacks on Russian Journalists Indicate Return to Soviet Practices, New Forms of Repression in the Internet Age

October 4, 2016

Russia Update: Rosneft’s Sechin Falls Out of Bloomberg’s ‘Most Influential’

October 5, 2015

Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft, Russian oligarch and top crony of President Vladimir Putin has fallen out of Bloomberg’s “most influential people in the world.” Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. Russia […]

Russia Update: Critics Sound Off About Igor Sechin’s Contract Extension and Compensation

May 6, 2015

The board of Rosneft has extended Igor Sechin’s contract for another five years and indicated his compensation may be as high as $11.7 million a year. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. […]

It’s Not Just Oil And Sanctions Killing Russia’s Economy: It’s Putin

December 16, 2014

In the last two days we have witnessed an incredible, rapid, steep, and perhaps unstoppable collapse in the value of the ruble. As of 9:15 AM Eastern today, the ruble is down more than 13%. By the time I publish this, that figure will be out of date. One look at today’s graph shows that […]

Russia Update: ‘Ruble Drowning in Oil’

December 1, 2014

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week. The ruble continues to drop along with the price of oil, and the Russian government announces the partial […]