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Medvedev's dancing moves and other embarrassing actsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 13:50:00

It could be the undeniable pressures of high office or simply a sense of immense power that makes some world leaders vulnerable to committing public acts of folly.

Egypt's future needs a strong legislatureupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 11:26:00

In the past month, we have witnessed a stunning wave of protests that forced Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian strongman, from the presidential mansion.

Boris Yeltsin's tennis revolutionupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 08:07:00

Open Court explores Russia's tennis boom in the 1990s, looking at the influence of the former president Boris Yeltsin.

Russian magnate wins libel case over poisoning reportupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 11:37:00

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has won his libel case against a Russian broadcaster in a London court, his spokeswoman told CNN Wednesday.

Russia declares end to Chechnya 'operation'updated: Thu Apr 16 2009 11:06:00

Russia declared an end Thursday to its 10-year anti-terror "operation" in the autonomous republic of Chechnya.

Fortune: How the KGB (and friends) took over Russia's economyupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:42:00

Long before the small group of men gained control of a $1.3 trillion economy, they could be found gathered at a lakeshore deep in the forest, trying to relax amid the upheaval of the new Russia. Lake Komsomolskoye, named after the youth wing of the Communist Party, lies about 60 miles north of St. Petersburg, just one of 700 lakes on the isthmus connecting Russia and Finland. There the group, many of whom helped run Russia's second-largest city, would retreat for weekends among the tall, lakeside cedars in a private compound of dachas, or country houses. Vladimir Putin, then head of external relations for the St. Petersburg mayor, was a member of the group. So was Vladimir Yakunin, who had revived a bank started by the Communist Party, and Igor Sechin, then Putin's chief of staff. The group called itself ozero, meaning "the lake," and one of its frequent guests was a bright young lawyer named Dmitry Medvedev who worked in the St. Petersburg government. One prime topic of their

Getting 'buried alive' in Japan is hot stuffupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 06:17:00

Boris Yeltsin lasted 30 minutes; he did well. Most people struggle to get past 20 -- and the recommended dose is a trifling 15. Putin's Reaganesque Victoryupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 15:00:00

His party's overwhelming election victory may have been foreordained, but that doesn't negate the success Putin has had in convincing his constituents that it's morning in Russia

Putin's party sweeps to victoryupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 04:35:00

President Vladimir Putin's party claimed a sweeping mandate in Russia's parliamentary elections Sunday, winning nearly two-thirds of the vote in a contest that could let Putin wield power beyond the upcoming end of his presidential term. Putin's Plan to Stay in Power updated: Mon Oct 01 2007 15:00:00

Russia's constitution requires him to leave the presidency next March, so Putin has his eye on the premiership Playing Politics with the Romanovsupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 16:00:00

Emperor Nicholas and his family were executed in 1918. But with newly discovered remains, they're making headlines again in Russia World Soccer: Complex world of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovichupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 00:14:00

Surely no group of consultants, assigned the task of designing an emblematic soccer manager for our ravenous media age, could have produced a marriage as perfect as the real-life soap opera that is Jos� Mourinho.

Blog: First impressions of Russiaupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 23:31:00

Unlike almost everyone else in the CNN "Eye on Russia" team, I had never been to Russia before.

Russians pay respects to Yeltsinupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 02:31:00

Russia's first democratic president, Boris Yeltsin, was buried Wednesday following a funeral service in central Moscow.

Your e-mails: 'Yeltsin was my personal hero'updated: Mon Apr 23 2007 12:42:00

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin has died at the age of 76, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed today. Yeltsin had rarely been seen in public since resigning from office on December 31, 1999. He became the first democratically elected president of Russia in 1991.

Former Russian leader Yeltsin deadupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 09:47:00

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin has died at the age of 76, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Who's who in the spy poisoning mysteryupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 08:26:00

British detectives investigating the death of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko are now pursuing inquiries in both London and Moscow. CNN's The Briefing Room has compiled a guide to who's who in the spy scandal.

Chela test for Davydenko in openerupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 06:17:00

World number three Nikolay Davydenko will be hoping to snap a five-game losing streak to Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina when he opens for Russia in the Davis Cup final in Moscow on Friday.

A 'Third Way' for Latin America?updated: Tue Jan 24 2006 14:28:00

In Bolivia a few days ago, they were celebrating the inauguration of Evo Morales, the country's first Indian president.

Russia 'paid $10m for Maskhadov'updated: Tue Mar 15 2005 04:03:00

Russian Security Services paid $10 million for information leading to the death of Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov, a representative for Russia's FSB intelligence agency said Tuesday.

Chechen vow to fight after killingupdated: Wed Mar 09 2005 03:22:00

Chechen separatists have vowed to press on with their fight for independence after the killing of guerrilla leader Aslan Maskhadov.

Maskhadov: Chechnya's defiant ex-leaderupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 12:14:00

Aslan Maskhadov, a rebel leader and former president of Chechnya, maintained terrorist attacks perpetrated by Chechens were "unavoidable" because of Russia's policies.

Chechen rebel leader killedupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 10:40:00

Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov -- who had a $10 million bounty on his head -- has been killed by Russian troops, according to Russian news agencies.

Russia take Fed Cup for first timeupdated: Sun Nov 28 2004 11:16:00

French Open champion Anastasia Myskina came to the rescue of home favorites Russia as they won the deciding doubles to clinch the Fed Cup crown by three rubbers to two against France in Moscow.

Maskhadov: Chechnya's defiant ex-leaderupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 09:27:00

Aslan Maskhadov, a rebel leader and former president of Chechnya, has said there is "no justification" for the seizure of the school in Beslan.

Profiles: Russia's rich listupdated: Fri May 28 2004 07:15:00

The following are profiles of Russia's so-called oligarchs, a group of businessmen who made their fortune following the fall of the Soviet Union.

New Russian foreign minister namedupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 08:14:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed U.N. envoy Sergey Lavrov to the post of foreign minister in a Cabinet reshuffle.

Putin names his choice for PMupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 04:48:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named European Union envoy Mikhail Fradkov as his candidate for prime minister, Interfax news agency says.

Putin gives few clues on PM choiceupdated: Wed Feb 25 2004 07:20:00

President Vladimir Putin is keeping Russia guessing about his choice for prime minister after firing his government weeks before the country's presidential election.

Putin fires premier and Cabinetupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 09:11:00

President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Russia's prime minister and his Cabinet just two weeks ahead of the country's presidential election.

Russian candidate: I was kidnappedupdated: Fri Feb 13 2004 08:09:00

A Russian presidential candidate who disappeared for five days says he was kidnapped and drugged by captors who lured him to the Ukranian capital Kiev.

Fortune: Russian Roulette Arrested at gunpoint, the country's richest man is now behind bars. Will Putin's bold move spook Russian investupdated: Mon Nov 24 2003 00:01:00

Three years ago, at the annual conference of the high and mighty in the Swiss resort town of Davos, the so-called oligarchs of Russia gathered for what would be their last bash. For a time they pre...

Money Magazine: Russia Makes Good On Its Bonds--Sort Ofupdated: Thu Feb 01 2001 00:01:00

Eighty-three years after the Communist era began, Russia paid $400 million to some 300,000 French holders of pre-revolution Russian bonds. Hoping for stability in the years leading up to 1917, Euro...

Money Magazine: A New You? Going offshore for sun, sand and a new identity or twoupdated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

Forget about switching your broker or your gym. Why not usher in a new millennium with a far more radical change--a new identity? According to a slew of somewhat bizarre websites, the idea is shock...

Fortune: How Green Was My Cactus We've pursued a career together, my spiky little deskmate and I. But I got busy and updated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

Snapshot No. 1: 1981. It's a bright, plump, new Christmas cactus! Hey, bud. How you doing? About...eight inches high? Plain white plastic pot. Lots of juicy new leaves. When the holiday season come...

Money Magazine: Coming Upupdated: Tue Dec 01 1998 00:01:00


Fortune: Will the U.S. Chicken Out on Russia? POULTRY IN MOTIONupdated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00

When former President George Bush visited Moscow in June, Russian President Boris Yeltsin welcomed him as an old friend of Russia's young democracy. In general, though, Bush is remembered for suppo...

Fortune: Don't Write Off Russia--Yet There's still time to save Russia's market economy from the dustbin of history. But it will take leaupdated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

Why were most of the 1990s so bullish and euphoric a time? The answer, in no small part, is because we stopped having to worry about Russia. The collapse of the Soviet Union lifted a huge fear that...

Fortune: Russia Troubleupdated: Mon Sep 07 1998 00:01:00

When financier George Soros declared Aug. 13 that Russia's economy is in a "terminal phase" and suggested Moscow devalue the ruble, all hell broke loose: The Russian stock exchange dropped 15% as B...

Fortune: Making The Scene In Moscow How and where to be way krutoi in the Wild East.updated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

It's midnight in Moscow. At the entrance to the Up & Down Club, a black-bereted ex-paratrooper is exercising "face control," the two-way radio in his fist as firm a deterrent to trespass as any Kal...


"When I first went looking for money to invest in Russia, people threw me out of their offices," Boris Jordan says. "They don't do that anymore."

Money Magazine: 100 TOP STOCK FUNDS OF '97updated: Fri Aug 01 1997 00:01:00

The Americas led the way. Riding an economic rebound, Latin American funds grabbed eight of the top 10 slots on our winners list for the first half of the year. Still, the numero uno fund was $18.1...

Fortune: ALL'S WILD ON THE EASTERN FRONTupdated: Mon Mar 31 1997 00:01:00

Ever since the Berlin Wall came down, people have been talking about the possibility of making big money in Eastern Europe. Now at least some investors are. A little-known mutual fund, Vontobel Eas...


Until last year, Inkombank did business out of a crumbling former science institute on the outskirts of Moscow. Now its offices, in a lavishly renovated pre-Revolutionary mansion a stone's throw fr...

Money Magazine: FUNDS RUSH TO CASH IN ON EASTERN EUROPE'S BOOMupdated: Fri Nov 01 1996 00:01:00

Lured by spectacular gains in markets such as Russia (up 105% in the first eight months of this year), Hungary (86%), Poland (77%) and the Czech Republic (26%), several new mutual funds have sprung...

Fortune: SAVING THE WORLD CRABS WITH MISS MANNERSupdated: Mon Sep 09 1996 00:01:00

Say what you will about Miss Manners, she is definitely not a fool.


You could be making pizza. You could be sorting mail. You could be arranging a deal between Spielberg and Yeltsin. At this moment, suddenly, time is money. The clock is ticking. Somebody's waiting ...

Fortune: WILL RUSSIA TURN BACK THE CLOCK?updated: Mon Jun 10 1996 00:01:00

With election day quickly approaching, Russia's first wide-open presidential race is barreling toward an uncertain end. A few months back President Boris Yeltsin looked out of it, his support an ab...


If Russia were a stock, most Westerners would be shorting it viciously now. Judging from the barrage of bad-news headlines, the country is spiraling into chaos--its businesses plagued by mobsters w...

Fortune: PIRATE NUKESupdated: Mon Sep 19 1994 00:01:00

Weighing just a few grams, the plutonium intercepted in mid-August by German police is far less than the nine pounds experts say are needed to construct a nuclear weapon. But no one knows how much ...

Money Magazine: Elvis lives -- and other tales of lax credit-card scrutiny updated: Wed Jun 01 1994 00:01:00

Your April Money Monitor report, "Fully 95% of Merchants Flunk Our Credit-Card Test," brought back some personal memories. I'm not surprised that your reporters were able to use each other's cards ...

Fortune: MORE RUSSIAN ROULETTEupdated: Mon Feb 21 1994 00:01:00

Did shock therapy fail in Russia? Not according to some U.S. and European economists. They say that the drastic, market-oriented policy can hardly be considered a flop since it has been pursued onl...

Fortune: RISING IN RUSSIA Chaos continues to increase, but so does Western investment. Despite great risks, companies updated: Mon Jan 24 1994 00:01:00

THE HUMAN SPIRIT knows few bounds, and no place proves that right now more than Russia. Western investment keeps rising, almost in step with the growing chaos. Foreign managers and advisers have ha...

Fortune: DODGING SNIPERS FOR THE LONG TERMupdated: Mon Nov 01 1993 00:01:00

''You shouldn't mix up the long-term business opportunities with the occasional shootouts. These things will happen.'' So says Percy Barnevik, CEO of ABB Asea Brown Boveri, in the bloody aftermath ...

Fortune: ARE U.S. ARMS EXPORTS OUT OF CONTROL? updated: Mon Feb 22 1993 00:01:00

With defense expenditures shrinking faster than an un-Sanforized shirt, armsmakers around the globe are eager to export. U.S. companies, which offer the highest-tech weapons, excellent service, and...

Fortune: RUSSIA 1993 EUROPE'S TIME BOMB Western Europe's severe problems will deepen if chaos continues to consume the East. The U.S. couupdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

EUROPE is starting 1993 in a sour mood. The march toward economic and political unity has begun to look more like a parade of stragglers. With recession deepening and widening, big layoffs seem imm...

Fortune: WHAT THE WEST SHOULD DO NOWupdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

Of all the foreign policy challenges likely to force their way onto President Clinton's brimming plate, none will be more critical than how to ensure the survival of Boris Yeltsin and the reforms h...

Fortune: YELTSIN'S DEPUTY WINS BOOS, BRAVOSupdated: Mon Jun 29 1992 00:01:00

Yegor Gaidar, 36, doesn't get enough respect. At least not in Russia, where he is first deputy prime minister to Boris Yeltsin. As the author of Yeltsin's economic reforms, Gaidar has helped get fo...

Fortune: WHO CAN AFFORD WHAT IN MOSCOWupdated: Mon Apr 20 1992 00:01:00

After three months of free-market shock therapy, the Russian government estimates that 90% of its 145 million people now live below the official poverty line. The average wage of 875 rubles per mon...

Fortune: RUSSIA STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN In a series of bold strokes, Boris Yeltsin is reshaping the old union. All Mikhail Gorbachev did waupdated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

LIKE Christopher Columbus, Mikhail Gorbachev set out for one place but reached another and never quite knew where he was when he got there. What he did do, however, was change the world. The goals ...

Fortune: RUSSIA'S YELTSIN PLAYS HIS OIL CARDupdated: Mon Dec 16 1991 00:01:00

Even as the Bush Administration announced a $1.5 billion free-food-aid program for the Soviet Union, President Mikhail Gorbachev was publicly snubbed by the Russian republic. It's withholding tithe...

Fortune: WHO TO CALL IN THE SOVIET UNION NOW Throw out your old Rolodex. A whole new crowd has emerged to shape this sick ex-superpower'supdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

Once again, the Soviet Union is threatening Europe, not with arms this time but with the specter of a potentially devastating economic implosion. In the nightmare scenario, Europeans could spend hu...

Fortune: HOW TO HELP THE SOVIETS The key is to clear the way for a surge in private investment that could dwarf the Marshall Plan.updated: Mon Oct 07 1991 00:01:00

START BY ASKING a question often ignored by Western analysts: What do the Soviets really want? ''The main measures that need to be taken to stop a collapse all lie on our side,'' says Grigori Yavli...

Fortune: LET'S DO BUSINESS The Soviet Union is open for deals as never before. As a top executive warns, ''If U.S. companies wait until aupdated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

BORIS YELTSIN never actually said the words across the top of this page, at least not within earshot of this writer. But he might as well have. Everything the Russian President and his new partner,...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page SEPTEMBER 23, 1991 VOL. 124, NO. 7 updated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

SELLING/COVER STORY 46 HOW SAM WALTON DOES IT Having built a multibillion-dollar fortune, America's most successful merchant can now do what he likes. That's why he's out there every day barnstormi...

Fortune: HONG KONG ON THE BALTIC?updated: Mon Jul 29 1991 00:01:00

Allied bombing in World War II couldn't destroy Konigsberg when it was part of Germany, and neither could 46 years of urban planning by the Soviets, who got hold of the city in 1945 and renamed it ...

Fortune: SHEVARDNADZE SPEAKS OUT He was with Gorbachev at the creation. Now he talks about their mistakes and why Western investors shoulupdated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

IN HIS 5 1/2 YEARS as Soviet Foreign Minister, Eduard Shevardnadze was almost as well known around the world as Mikhail Gorbachev. Last December he shocked West and East alike by abruptly resigning...

Fortune: MOTHER RUSSIA'S FREEDOM FIGHTER Boris Yeltsin has forced a showdown with Mikhail Gorbachev. Whether the outcome is crackdown or updated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

LIGHTWEIGHT,'' was the way a senior Bush Administration official described him last year. ''Demagogue,'' charged another. Throughout much of the West's long love affair with Mikhail Gorbachev, U.S....

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page APRIL 8, 1991 VOL. 123, NO. 7 updated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

MANAGING/COVER STORY 36 THE NEW EXECUTIVE UNEMPLOYED Cost cutting, downsizing, restructuring -- it all boils down to shrinking payrolls, and it has reached the executive ranks with a vengeance. Eve...

Fortune: ON THE ROPES? Mikhail Gorbachev maintained good relations with George Bush throughout the war. But their partnership may not surupdated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

THE NEW ENTENTE between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. is probably in better shape than many people think. The trouble is that the Soviet economy is in even worse shape than they think. Mikhail Gorbache...

Fortune: THE BALTICS: ONE MORE CASUALTYupdated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

Without question, one certain loser has emerged from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's Baltic crisis: a renewed Union Treaty. Gorbachev's ambitious plan to reunite his increasingly fractious emp...

Fortune: THE NEW RUSSIAN REVOLUTION With Gorbachev still suffering the slows, the biggest Soviet republic is plotting swift passage to a updated: Mon Nov 19 1990 00:01:00

THE SOVIET ECONOMY and chaos,'' growled an irate Muscovite as he slammed back a shot of black-market vodka, chasing it with a piece of bread his wife had spent 20 minutes in line that morning to bu...

Fortune: CAN CAPITALISM SAVE PERESTROIKA? While the party fiddles and the economy disintegrates, a new group of Soviet entrepreneurs insiupdated: Mon Jul 30 1990 00:01:00

MEET the Soviet Lee Iacocca. Fifteen months ago Artem Tarasov, a self- proclaimed ''ruble millionaire,'' seemed headed for bankruptcy -- or worse. The Ministry of Finance had confiscated the assets...

Fortune: The Limits of Brain Surgery, Bukharin's Little Weakness, Creating Jobs With Lie Detectors, and More. The Main Point of Communismupdated: Mon Dec 07 1987 00:01:00

''It is 70 years since the unforgettable days of October 1917, those legendary days that started the count of the new epoch of social progress, of the real history of humankind.'' Thus, breathlessl...

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