State-owned and state-controlled companies have come to play a crucial role in managing Russia and guaranteeing stability in the regions. But can the Kremlin depend on them alone in the turbulent years ahead?
Russia’s economic forums make a big splash, but their real influence is overblown, writes Vladislav Inozemtsev
Here’s why Russia has one of the worst safety records for commercial aviation
The second part of the series ‘Safety first’: how does rearmament affect the defence industry, and how does the industry affect the Russian authorities?
Pavel Luzin considers the political and economic factors which make Rostec worth watching
Nick Trickett on the political and economic pressures fuelling Rosneft’s latest round of Middle Eastern dealmaking
Russia’s strategy in Venezuela offered high rewards, but even higher risks remain
Terrestrial relations between Russia and the United States may well be in a downward spiral. But in space there is still cooperation. Why is that...
The Venezuelan government, according to Rosneft, is repaying its multi-billion-dollar loans on time. That is a misleading claim at best. But those loans are more about their geopolitical impact than their financial viability
The firm’s proximity to the Russian state is a mixed blessing internationally, particularly in a context of sanctions, but has allowed for a dominant market position in Russia itself