Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Ruble Falls Most in More Than Week as Evtushenkov Arrest Upheld

Bloomberg: The ruble fell the most in more than a week as the U.S. dollar rallied following the decision by a Moscow court to uphold the house arrest of billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov. According to Bloomberg, ruble has retreated the most … Continue reading

Medvedev bets on private business in hard economic times

The Moscow Times: Anatoly Medetsky reports in the Moscow Times that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has admitted that economic growth in the country is unlikely to exceed 2% this year, despite high oil prices. The majority of growth in … Continue reading