'It is terrible that they have been torn from our society in this way'.
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.
Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Douglas Costa may be looking to leave Ukraine – and Arsenal are reportedly interested.
Russian investment banking activity has been hit this year by the faltering economy and the Ukraine crisis, putting pressure on Moscow bankers to get creative in offering local firms different ways to raise capital instead of the standard fare of international share and bond issues.
John Mack, the former chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, said he’s leaving the board of Russian oil producer OAO Rosneft, a month after the U.S. sanctioned the firm’s CEO.
A final decision hasn’t yet been made.
Investment banks in Moscow led by VTB Capital, Sberbank CIB and JPMorgan endured a 67% slide in fees so far this year as the Ukraine crisis brought threats of stiffer U.S. and European sanctions.
BP will come under pressure at its annual meeting this week to explain how its decision to take a 20% stake in Russia's biggest oil company Rosneft is going to be affected by the country's standoff with the west over Crimea.
Vladimir Putin's decision to annexe the Crimean peninsula may be opposed by the combined political might of Europe and the USA, but one man stands ready to defend the Russian president.
Spare a thought for this guy.