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  • Prospects are dim in upcoming US-Russia talks over Ukraine NPR
  • Russia and U.S. Meet to Begin Negotiations Over Ukraine The New York Times
  • NATO reviews its options ahead of high-stakes Russia talks Vox
  • Russia Readies Scores of Transport Planes as Troops Pour Into Kazakhstan Wall Street Journal
  • Europe, U.S. try to appear united in face off with Russia over Ukraine NBC News
  • In Kazakhstan, Putin Again Seizes on Unrest to Try to Expand Influence The New York Times

    Finance


  • Europe Fears Economic Hit If Russia Is Sanctioned Heavily Yahoo Finance
  • Russia, US hold working dinner to open Geneva talks Yahoo Finance
  • Biden talks tough on Putin, but European allies are less ready for a fight Politico
  • A Ruble Without a Cause: What Economic Sanctions on Russia May ... JD Supra
  • Russian Brinkmanship Meets Weaponized Finance: Prepare for ... The National Interest
  • Tokayev Vows to Crush Resistance to Crackdown: Kazakh Update Yahoo Finance

    Celebrities


  • Russia sent troops near Ukraine and to Kazakhstan. The U.S. is ... NPR
  • 2022 Golden Globes: See All the Winners Here Vogue
  • Russia labels Pussy Riot member, others as ‘foreign agents’ Miami Herald
  • Grichka and Igor Bogdanoff, Twins in an Uneasy Spotlight, Die at 72 The New York Times
  • 62 Mixed-Race Celebrities Who Have Actually Talked About Their Multiracial Identity BuzzFeed
  • Dear Celebrities: Please Stop Churning Out Beauty Brands The New York Times

    Culture


  • AFCLC launches new introduction to China, Russia courses with certificates on Culture Guide app Santa Ynez Valley News
  • AFCLC launches new introduction to China, Russia courses with ... AF.mil
  • Left Out of High-Level Talks, Ukraine Tries Other Diplomatic Channels The New York Times
  • U.S. Midterms, Russia, Culture Wars On Top Risks for 2022 | MSNBC Oakland News Now
  • Russian New Year celebration coming to St. Pete Beach Tampa Bay Times
  • Russia sent troops near Ukraine and to Kazakhstan. The U.S. is ... NPR

    Criminal


  • Russia shuts down human rights group that recorded Stalin-era crimes ABC News
  • Russian National Extradited for Role in Hacking and Illegal Trading ... Department of Justice
  • Russian government-sponsored persecution of Jehovah's ... The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Russian court accidentally delivers guilty verdict on Putin's Ukraine ... Atlantic Council
  • How A Convicted Russian Cybercriminal Made $6,000 A Month Helping The FBI Radio Free Europe
  • Russian Newsmakers to Watch in the New Year The Moscow Times

    Religion


  • Prospects are dim in upcoming US-Russia talks over Ukraine NPR
  • Opinion | Putin Would Invite Calamity With a Russian Invasion of Ukraine The New York Times
  • Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official on Russia The White House
  • RUSSIA: "Foreign agents", "undesirable organisations", and ... Forum 18
  • Why did the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches split? The Economist
  • Russian government-sponsored persecution of Jehovah's ... The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

    Politics


  • Ahead of talks, U.S. again warns Putin of 'massive consequences' if ... The Washington Post
  • Opinion | Putin Would Invite Calamity With a Russian Invasion of Ukraine The New York Times
  • Russia, US hold working dinner to open Geneva talks ABC News
  • President Biden is scheduled to speak again with Russian President ... WJCT News
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden's Phone ... The White House
  • Biden tells Ukrainian president US 'will respond decisively if Russia further invades' CNN
  • Kazakhstan's president asks Russia for help as unrest grows The Economist
  • Kazakh president steps up purge of security agency after mass unrest Reuters
  • Russia, US on Familiar Ground in Peace Capital Geneva VOA
  • Russia's Putin told Biden he would 'really like' to meet CNN
  • Europe, U.S. try to appear united in face off with Russia over Ukraine NBC News
  • Amid Crisis, Kazakhstan's Leader Embraces Russia The New York Times
  • Kazakhstan's unrest is also clash against Putin's dream of Russian ... The Washington Post
  • Prime Ministers of Russia, Belarus discuss implementation of integration documents TASS
  • What is the CSTO? The Washington Post
  • What Kazakhstan's Unrest Means for Russia Foreign Policy
  • Russia-led military alliance will send 'peacekeepers' to protest-hit Kazakhstan, Armenian PM says CNN
  • Russian PM coming next week, set to be at 'Vibrant Gujarat' Deccan Chronicle
  • Swedish defence strategy in tatters if Russian demands met ... Reuters
  • Putin tells British PM, Russia wants talks to curb NATO expansion Al Jazeera
  • OUTLOOK: 2022 Russia bne IntelliNews
  • Russian policymakers face economic perfect storm bne IntelliNews
  • Russian economy to slow in 2022, rouble to pare losses Reuters
  • Press review: What awaits Russia’s economy in 2022 and India’s Central Asia clout growing TASS
  • EU threatens to hit Russia with sanctions, but will they work? France 24
  • Kazakhstan's System Malfunctions Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Russia's Business Owners Fear Kremlin Pressure Set to Tighten The Moscow Times
  • Omicron Set to Cut Fourth Quarter Global Economic Growth in Half Bloomberg.com
  • What Putin Learned From the Soviet Collapse: To Preserve Its Global Ambitions, Russia Is Managing Its Economic Limits Foreign Affairs
  • Taliban Is 'Closely Monitoring' Unrest in Kazakhstan After Russia-led Intervention Newsweek
  • Russia's Economy Set to Face Old Problems in New Year The Moscow Times
  • Russia's Gazprom Neft expects bumper growth in oil output, income Reuters
  • Russia's Business Owners Fear Kremlin Pressure Set to Tighten The Moscow Times
  • Beat Wittmann: «Russia's Gamble With the Ukraine» finews.asia
  • Validea's Top Five Financial Stocks Based On Martin Zweig - 1/9/2022 Nasdaq
  • Russia Sends Troops to Kazakhstan to Help Quell Uprising The New York Times
  • Bonum Capital Buys Into Russia's Largest Merchant Coke Producer ... Business Wire
  • Emerging Markets Pose Long-Term Benefits Despite Short-Term Risk The New York Times
  • The $31 Billion Plan to Make You Book Your Vacation in Siberia Bloomberg.com
  • Russian policymakers face economic perfect storm bne IntelliNews
  • Russia and China’s Dangerous Decline Wall Street Journal
  • Russia's Discouraging Demographics Shouldn't Change US Approach Russia Matters
  • Russia's Demography Makes War a Painful Bet for Putin Foreign Policy
  • The Soviets turned the Volga River into a machine. Then the machine broke. MIT Technology Review
  • Russia sets another monthly record for virus-linked death ABC News
  • Russia’s population undergoes largest ever peacetime decline, analysis shows The Guardian
  • Russia's population tailspin Coda Story
  • Russia: Population shrinks for first time in 15 years Al Jazeera
  • Russia's Population Decline More Than Doubles in 2020 The Moscow Times
  • Putin blames events of 20th century for containing Russia’s population growth TASS
  • Russian exports in 2021: WHERE and WHAT Russia Beyond
  • Russia's focus on grain and poultry exports All About Feed
  • Gazprom's European gas export growth slows to 4.8% Reuters
  • Russia's 2021 oil output up 2.4% on year on increased OPEC+ quotas S&P Global
  • Russian bank VTB to spend up to $338 mln on railcar leasing in 2022 Reuters
  • Kazakhstan Troops Move to Crush Unrest, With Backing From Russia Bloomberg.com
  • Russia says to cut wheat export quota to 8 million tonnes Reuters
  • Advance estimates for GDP augur growth recovery Mint
  • China-Russia trade to exceed new high in 2021: MOFCOM Global Times
  • Foreign Policy Experts Map Russia's Plans for 2022 The Moscow Times
  • Public Procurement Kickbacks Total One-Third of Russia's Budget ... The Moscow Times
  • WH urges Putin to 'build back better' instead of invading Ukraine New York Post
  • Russian officials are paid '£67bn in bribes' every year The Times
  • Fitch Affirms JSC Russian Railways at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable Fitch Ratings
  • For Putin, OPEC and Trump, 2021 Was a Good Year Wall Street Journal
  • Lukoil: A High Dividend Paying Russian Oil Company Seeking Alpha
  • Why Russia Would Outgun Ukraine in Any Fight Bloomberg.com
  • Budget 2022: Need urban-focused job plan to aid consumption The New Indian Express
  • ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Weaving $500M+ WW Debut – International Box Office Deadline
  • Russia heading for 2021 budget surplus, even with Putin spending goal -analysts Reuters
  • Tehran says Iran has paid off Russia's debt on Bushehr nuclear ... Sprout Wired
  • U.S. House Adds Russia Debt Sanctions to Defense Policy Bill The Chronicle
  • Largest issue of mortgage bonds in Russia placed by DOM.RF, VTB TASS
  • Foreigners' share in Russia's government bonds nears five-year low as sanction fears increase Reuters
  • Russia Debt Sanctions Seen As a Possibility Amid Ukraine Border ... Bloomberg.com
  • There will be no war with NATO. There will be Russia-India-China vs. the West Pravda English
  • US defense budget holds €175 million for Baltics ERR News
  • Weekly inflow of foreign funds in Russia's govt bonds hits 2021 high Reuters
  • Russia's debt collectors turn violent as recession leaves 11.5m in debt The Guardian
  • Russia to scale down state support for the economy in 2021 Reuters

    Russia Leaders


    President


  • Prospects are dim in upcoming US-Russia talks over Ukraine NPR
  • Opinion | Putin Would Invite Calamity With a Russian Invasion of Ukraine The New York Times
  • Russia’s Putin Seizes on Crises to Assert Control Over Former Soviet Republics Wall Street Journal
  • Biden tells Ukrainian president US 'will respond decisively if Russia further invades' CNN

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Putin Sends Message to West as His Troops Turn Kazakh Tide Bloomberg.com
  • Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday Crux Now
  • Turkey in solidarity with Kazakhstan, parliament speaker says | Daily Sabah Daily Sabah
  • Senate speaker assures Russia’s border effectively protected TASS

    Prime Minister


  • Europe, U.S. try to appear united in face off with Russia over Ukraine NBC News
  • Amid Crisis, Kazakhstan's Leader Embraces Russia The New York Times
  • Kazakhstan's unrest is also clash against Putin's dream of Russian ... The Washington Post
  • What is the CSTO? The Washington Post

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Call With Latvian ... Defense.gov
  • Kazakh president steps up purge of security agency after mass unrest Reuters
  • Russia to restore oil output by 85% this February - deputy PM Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
  • Russia says failure to certify Nord Stream 2 is not an option -RBC Reuters

    Minister of Economy


  • NATO reviews its options ahead of high-stakes Russia talks Vox
  • U.S. Offers Russia Dialogue, Eyes Sanctions if Ukraine Is Invaded Wall Street Journal
  • Prospects dim as US, Russia prepare to meet over Ukraine Detroit News
  • Russia could invade us 'in the blink of an eye,' Ukrainian foreign ... CNBC

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Prospects Dim as US, Russia Prepare to Meet Over Ukraine DTN/Progressive Farmer
  • Egypt, Russia discuss establishing a joint grains trading company in Egypt - cabinet Nasdaq
  • The EU relies on sanctions when dealing with Russia. The Washington Post
  • Egypt, Russia discuss ways to increase trade exchange in ... Daily News Egypt

    Minister of Culture


  • Left Out of High-Level Talks, Ukraine Tries Other Diplomatic Channels The New York Times
  • What is the CSTO? The Washington Post
  • COVID immunity declines in several Russian regions TASS
  • Finland and Sweden 'closer than ever' to joining Nato after Putin's ... The Telegraph

    Minister of Defense


  • Russia Readies Scores of Transport Planes as Troops Pour Into Kazakhstan Wall Street Journal
  • What is the CSTO? The Washington Post
  • Russia readies scores of transport planes as troops pour into Kazakhstan Mint
  • NATO reviews its options ahead of high-stakes Russia talks Vox

    Minister of Education


  • Morning news brief: US-Russia talks in Geneva, Golden Globes 2022 and more WION
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona discusses the push to ... BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio
  • Education Secretary backs reduction of isolation period to five days The Independent
  • Russia’s contacts with Taliban are businesslike - Lavrov TASS

    Minister of Energy


  • U.S. Offers Russia Dialogue, Eyes Sanctions if Ukraine Is Invaded Wall Street Journal
  • Blinken, German minister reiterate warning to Russia over Ukraine Reuters
  • The West has a rare window to put Putin in his place CNN
  • West must stand up to Russia in Kazakhstan, opposition leader says Reuters

    Minister of Finance


  • Russia, US hold working dinner to open Geneva talks Yahoo Finance
  • G7 unites behind push to prevent Russia-Ukraine crisis Reuters
  • G7 leaders warn Russia all sanctions on table over Ukraine border buildup The Guardian
  • EU imposes sanctions on Russian mercenary group Wagner over human rights abuses France 24

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Swedish Foreign Minister: Joining NATO Is Up to Us Foreign Policy
  • Canada not ruling out sending weapons to Ukraine CTV News
  • US warns Russia of ‘confrontation’ risks ahead of Ukraine talks France 24
  • SWIFT and Certain Punishment for Russia? There Are Better Ways to Deter Moscow Than Threatening Its Banking Access Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Russia-Allied Forces to Intervene as Unrest Sweeps Kazakhstan The New York Times
  • Russia-led military alliance will send 'peacekeepers' to protest-hit Kazakhstan, Armenian PM says CNN
  • Kazakh president asks Russia-led alliance for help NHK.JP
  • Novak Djokovic's 4-star prison - POLITICO Politico

    Minister of Justice


  • Ukraine-Russia crisis: US refuses to draw down troops DW
  • Novak Djokovic's 4-star prison - POLITICO Politico
  • Minister of Justice, Russia's Prosecutor-General discuss judiciary ... WAM EN
  • The Weekly Rundown: US-Russia Talks, the Lunar New Year Begins Stratfor

    Minister of Health


  • Russia Readies Scores of Transport Planes as Troops Pour Into Kazakhstan Wall Street Journal
  • Over 160 Dead, Russia-Led Troops In: Here's Why Kazakhstan Is On The Boil NDTV.com
  • Kazakh president steps up purge of security agency after mass unrest Reuters
  • Technology for detecting and treating Omicron fully developed — Russia’s health minister TASS

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Russia Readies Scores of Transport Planes as Troops Pour Into Kazakhstan Wall Street Journal
  • U.S., Russia hold working dinner to open Geneva talks Los Angeles Times
  • West should unilaterally give up NATO expansion, says Russian diplomat TASS
  • U.S, Russia Prep For Talks Ahead Of Week Of High-Stakes Diplomacy Radio Free Europe

    Minister of Sports


  • Less than one percent of scheduled sports events in Russia cancelled this year — minister TASS
  • Russian Sports Minister plays down impact of US Beijing 2022 ... Insidethegames
  • Anti-doping fight is still a top priority for Russian sports, says minister TASS
  • Russian Ice Hockey Team's USSR Jerseys Raise Eyebrows Bloomberg.com

    Director of State Security Service


  • Ex-security chief arrested as Kazakhstan presses crackdown on unrest Reuters
  • Putin's Troops Help Secure Kazakhstan in Wake of Protests Bloomberg.com
  • Russia Readies Scores of Transport Planes as Troops Pour Into Kazakhstan Wall Street Journal
  • Kazakhstan adds uncertainty to talks with Russia on Ukraine AP News

    Chairman National Bank


  • U.S. Details Possible Sanctions on Russia Over a Ukraine Invasion The New York Times
  • Russia Sends Troops to Kazakhstan to Help Quell Uprising The New York Times
  • Kazakh police kill dozens of protesters as CSTO deploys troops Al Jazeera
  • Kazakh president fails to quell protests, ex-Soviet states offer help Shanghai Daily

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Russia Blocks U.N. Move to Treat Climate as Security Threat The New York Times
  • Russia vetoes UN Security Council resolution linking climate ... The Washington Post
  • Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on Climate’s Impact on Global Security VOA
  • Russia to demand actions from UNICEF over children listed in notorious Ukrainian database TASS

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Kazakh president steps up purge of security agency after mass unrest Reuters
  • Kazakhstan Arrests Karim Masimov, Ex-Intelligence Chief, on Suspicion of Treason The New York Times
  • Tensions between US, Russia rise over military involvement in Kazakhstan | TheHill The Hill
  • POLITICO Playbook: Does Trump need Twitter? - POLITICO Politico

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Vote on Nord Stream 2 sanctions puts Democrats in a bind Axios
  • Russia sees risk of talks with US ending quickly | TheHill The Hill
  • Russian Court Orders Liquidation of the Human Rights Group Memorial The New York Times
  • Kazakhstan's president orders troops to "shoot to kill" protesters Axios

    Opposition


  • West must stand up to Russia in Kazakhstan, opposition leader says Reuters
  • Russia's Involvement in Kazakhstan's Crisis Could Have Wide ... The Moscow Times
  • How the Kazakhstan Protests Started and Why They Matter The New York Times
  • An Annus Horribilis For Russia's Opposition The Moscow Times

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Kazakhstan and the Price of Russia's Empire by Nina L. Khrushcheva Project Syndicate
  • Kazakhstan and the price of Russia's empire The Bangkok Post
  • Putin's one-two punch European strategy to defeat America | TheHill The Hill
  • Russia’s GDP expected at 4.5% in 2021 — Putin TASS
  • Russian economy in 2022: low base effect can no longer support GDP growth TASS
  • Russia is 'a power in decline' but still poses a military threat, NATO chief says CNBC
  • Russia's Economy Set to Face Old Problems in New Year The Moscow Times
  • Growth of Belarus’ GDP amid sanctions is largely attributable to Russia, says Lukashenko TASS
  • ASH: Ukraine has a much stronger macro position compared to ... bne IntelliNews
  • Public Procurement Kickbacks Total One-Third of Russia's Budget ... The Moscow Times
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    Investment

  • Russia's Economy Set to Face Old Problems in New Year The Moscow Times
  • Russia's Gazprom Neft expects bumper growth in oil output, income Reuters
  • Russia's Business Owners Fear Kremlin Pressure Set to Tighten The Moscow Times
  • Beat Wittmann: «Russia's Gamble With the Ukraine» finews.asia
  • Validea's Top Five Financial Stocks Based On Martin Zweig - 1/9/2022 Nasdaq
  • Russia Sends Troops to Kazakhstan to Help Quell Uprising The New York Times
  • Bonum Capital Buys Into Russia's Largest Merchant Coke Producer ... Business Wire
  • Emerging Markets Pose Long-Term Benefits Despite Short-Term Risk The New York Times
  • The $31 Billion Plan to Make You Book Your Vacation in Siberia Bloomberg.com
  • Russian policymakers face economic perfect storm bne IntelliNews
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    Demographics

  • Russia and China’s Dangerous Decline Wall Street Journal
  • Russia's Discouraging Demographics Shouldn't Change US Approach Russia Matters
  • Russia's Demography Makes War a Painful Bet for Putin Foreign Policy
  • The Soviets turned the Volga River into a machine. Then the machine broke. MIT Technology Review
  • Russia sets another monthly record for virus-linked death ABC News
  • Russia’s population undergoes largest ever peacetime decline, analysis shows The Guardian
  • Russia's population tailspin Coda Story
  • Russia: Population shrinks for first time in 15 years Al Jazeera
  • Russia's Population Decline More Than Doubles in 2020 The Moscow Times
  • Putin blames events of 20th century for containing Russia’s population growth TASS
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    Export/Import

  • Russian exports in 2021: WHERE and WHAT Russia Beyond
  • Russia's focus on grain and poultry exports All About Feed
  • Gazprom's European gas export growth slows to 4.8% Reuters
  • Russia's 2021 oil output up 2.4% on year on increased OPEC+ quotas S&P Global
  • Russian bank VTB to spend up to $338 mln on railcar leasing in 2022 Reuters
  • Kazakhstan Troops Move to Crush Unrest, With Backing From Russia Bloomberg.com
  • Russia says to cut wheat export quota to 8 million tonnes Reuters
  • Advance estimates for GDP augur growth recovery Mint
  • China-Russia trade to exceed new high in 2021: MOFCOM Global Times
  • Foreign Policy Experts Map Russia's Plans for 2022 The Moscow Times
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    Public Spending

  • Public Procurement Kickbacks Total One-Third of Russia's Budget ... The Moscow Times
  • WH urges Putin to 'build back better' instead of invading Ukraine New York Post
  • Russian officials are paid '£67bn in bribes' every year The Times
  • Fitch Affirms JSC Russian Railways at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable Fitch Ratings
  • For Putin, OPEC and Trump, 2021 Was a Good Year Wall Street Journal
  • Lukoil: A High Dividend Paying Russian Oil Company Seeking Alpha
  • Why Russia Would Outgun Ukraine in Any Fight Bloomberg.com
  • Budget 2022: Need urban-focused job plan to aid consumption The New Indian Express
  • ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Weaving $500M+ WW Debut – International Box Office Deadline
  • Russia heading for 2021 budget surplus, even with Putin spending goal -analysts Reuters
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    Public Debt

  • Tehran says Iran has paid off Russia's debt on Bushehr nuclear ... Sprout Wired
  • U.S. House Adds Russia Debt Sanctions to Defense Policy Bill The Chronicle
  • Largest issue of mortgage bonds in Russia placed by DOM.RF, VTB TASS
  • Foreigners' share in Russia's government bonds nears five-year low as sanction fears increase Reuters
  • Russia Debt Sanctions Seen As a Possibility Amid Ukraine Border ... Bloomberg.com
  • There will be no war with NATO. There will be Russia-India-China vs. the West Pravda English
  • US defense budget holds €175 million for Baltics ERR News
  • Weekly inflow of foreign funds in Russia's govt bonds hits 2021 high Reuters
  • Russia's debt collectors turn violent as recession leaves 11.5m in debt The Guardian
  • Russia to scale down state support for the economy in 2021 Reuters
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