Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Europe’s Push to Cut Russian Gas Faces Race Against Winter

Russia A view of the business tower Lakhta Centre, the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom in St. Petersburg. (Associated Press Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter.

May 18, 2022
Government, Business

White House Considering Ban on Russian Oil Imports to US

Russia A petroleum cracking tower at a refinery in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is weighing a ban on U.S. imports of Russian crude oil as Congress races toward passing such a restriction to punish the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine.

March 4, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Hits Russia With Sanctions, Says Putin ‘Chose’ War

Biden Hits Russia With Sanctions, says Putin ‘Chose’ War President Biden speaking about Russian sanctions on Feb. 24. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden ordered broad new sanctions targeting Russia on Feb. 24 after its invasion of Ukraine, declaring that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “chose this war” and his country will bear the consequences.

February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Anguish Grows in Russia Oil Sector Overwhelmed by Price Fall

An illuminated oil drilling rig and drill pipes near Nizhnevartovsk, Russia in March 2017. An illuminated oil drilling rig and drill pipes near Nizhnevartovsk, Russia, in March 2017. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

As Russia’s small oil producers struggle to survive a historic price crash, some say in private they wish they could just set their crude ablaze.

April 23, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Russia Willing to Pay to Lure Shippers to the Arctic

Suez Canal The Thalassa Avra containership passes through the New Suez Canal during the official opening ceremony in Ismailia, Egypt, on Aug. 6, 2015. (Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg)

Russia wants to make its Arctic waters more attractive to shippers than the Suez Canal and could be willing to compensate for potential risks to make that happen.

October 21, 2019
Business, Logistics

With Most Efficient Logistics, Wildberries Becomes Russia’s Biggest Web Retailer

A Wildberries warehouse A Wildberries warehouse in Russia. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Russia's largest online retailer, Wildberries, is run by a mother of four who founded her company in her Moscow apartment while on maternity leave from her job as an English teacher.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil-Services Investors Unmoved by Latest US Sanctions on Russia

Siberia Oil Field Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Finance

Investors of the world’s biggest oil-servicer providers are so far looking past the most punitive round of U.S. sanctions on Russia.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2018

Most Moscow Residents Support Protest by Truckers, Survey Says

Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Moscow residents are broadly supportive of protests by longhaul truckers over a new toll system in Russia, the Levada Center said.

December 11, 2015

In Russia, a Protest Against Putin Rises From an Unlikely Source: Truckers

STUPINO, Russia — Like most Russians, the truck drivers parked up at the Doughnuts roadside cafeteria south of Moscow care little for opposition politics, but a new government policy has made them rethink their attitudes toward Vladimir Putin.

Gleb Stolyarov | Reuters
December 8, 2015