Stories tagged with Russia

Trump law firm best in Moscow

By Muckety   |   January 11, 2017 at 4:04pm   |   0 Comments

It’s beginning to seem that the connections to Russia are inescapable.

Tillerson falsely testifies that Exxon didn’t lobby on sanctions

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 11, 2017 at 2:05pm   |   0 Comments

Russia dominated the confirmation hearing Wednesday of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

Comey says he can’t say whether FBI probing Trump-Russia ties

By Muckety   |   January 10, 2017 at 3:49pm   |   0 Comments

During an appearance Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey was asked if the agency was investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Obama sanctions Russians for election interference

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 30, 2016 at 1:41am   |   0 Comments

The Obama administration leveled sanctions Thursday against Russia for its attempts to sway the 2016 election.

Russia’s route to the U.S. election

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 14, 2016 at 3:14pm   |   0 Comments

Our interactive map of Russia’s route to the U.S. election.

Tillerson would bring a portfolio of conflicts to State post

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 13, 2016 at 7:49am   |   0 Comments

Donald Trump draws closer to Moscow with his naming of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state.

Is Russia trying to sway U.S. presidential election?

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 25, 2016 at 9:45am   |   0 Comments

At first, the suggestion that the Russians had hacked DNC servers in an effort to boost Donald Trump’s presidential campaign seemed like another cockeyed conspiracy theory.

Putin, Russian business and U.S. sanctions

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 22, 2014 at 1:27pm   |   0 Comments

While the U.S. is calling on European leaders to step up sanctions against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, there is still plenty of room for the White House to tighten the screws.

Russian missile maker was on sanctions list

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 18, 2014 at 12:21pm   |   0 Comments

Almaz-Antey, the manufacturer of the Buk ground-to-air missile system, was among the Russian companies sanctioned by the U.S. earlier this week.

If you have a retirement plan, you’re probably an investor in the Russian economy

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 18, 2014 at 12:22pm   |   0 Comments

Sanctions against Russia for its recent activities in Ukraine are a complicated business, as the New York Times points out.

Russia’s representatives in D.C.

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 17, 2014 at 9:01am   |   0 Comments

Two American firms are in the uncomfortable position of boosting Russia as President Obama announces sanctions for Putin’s activities in Ukraine.

Lev Leviev’s empire built on diamonds and real estate

By Ali Jones   |   February 4, 2008 at 7:29am   |   3 Comments

Lev Leviev is perhaps best known as the man who defied De Beers, the mighty cartel that controlled the flow of the world’s supply of rough diamonds.

By doing so, Leviev has become one of the world’s richest men. Close friends claim he’s worth about $8 billion, but Forbes lists him at a conservative $4.1 billion.

And of course, immense wealth almost always makes access easier to the halls of political power. Among his circle of friends are the heads of state of the splintered republics of the former Soviet Union and the African nations of Angola and Namibia.

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