German chancellor Angela Merkel is expected by many nations to take a lead role in dealing with the Crimea crisis. It is shaping up to be the biggest foreign policy challenge of her career.
One of Russia's most high-profile court cases in decades is slated to deliver a verdict. Former Economics Minister Alexei Ulyukayev is charged with corruption in a trial that has hit at the heart of power in the country.
Former German Chancellor Schröder has been elected to the board of Russian energy giant Rosneft. Despite controversy at home, his seat was all but certain as the Russian government had nominated him for the post.
The first meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg is likely to be short. But that isn't stopping Moscow from hoping for a new era in relations with Washington.
It's official. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is now chairman of the Russian energy giant Rosneft's board of directors — an appointment that has caused plenty of controversy here in Germany.
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