Robin Paxton

Russian billionaires club sheds two thirds of its members

Russia's economic slowdown has shredded the net worth of its richest people by more than 70% in the last year.

Gazprom expects gas monitoring deal to be signed

Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom said a deal to monitor gas exports via Ukraine would be signed on Friday, allowing for the resumption of supplies.

Port of the moving cranes

Every spring, the cranes in the Arctic port of Dudinka are shifted several hundred metres away from the banks of the Yenisei River -- with good reason. The river rises 8m when it thaws, tossing chunks of ice into anything blocking its path. Annual repairs cost more than -million.

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