The City of London, a banking powerhouse and playground for Russia’s rich, will likely bear the brunt of Europe’s concerted efforts to punish Putin.
We have a new website for you. At least, it was new to us: ‘President of Russia’, the English version.
'I imagined myself with a gun, marching'.
In a week when BP's involvement in Russia once again raised concern among investors, the City can draw consolation from the fact that chief executive Bob Dudley is a veteran of the country's perilous politics.
BP has warned investors that its finances and corporate image could be hurt by western sanctions against Russia.
David Cameron does not currently believe Russia should be stripped of hosting the 2018 World Cup but is not surprised the issue is being raised, Downing Street says.
Investors in the former Russian oil company Yukos are confident they will receive a multi-billion pound financial settlement on Monday in a landmark case that threatens maximum embarrassment for BP and the Kremlin at a sensitive time.
The announcement of an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko suggests the recent tragedy has altered the government's attitude towards Russia.
There may be loads of worthy developments contained in the second-quarter results statements of BP and Shell this week, but there's a chance nobody will be listening.
The Conservative party is facing calls to hand back £160,000 given to its general election fighting fund by the wife of a former minister in Vladamir Putin's government after she won an auction at a fundraising event.