The number of startups in Russia is increasing but remains rather low compared with other emerging economies. Their innovations have hardly any influence on economic growth, which is set to weaken further.
Many Ukrainians are tired of corruption and yearning for a fresh face. That's why they're pinning their hopes on comedian and political neophyte Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Incumbent Petro Poroshenko looks unlikely to win.
At the same time Russia is trying to attract foreign investment, the country's security services have arrested US businessman Michael Calvey. Is the Kremlin shooting itself in the foot? DW's Miodrag Soric reports.
Relations between Moscow and the EU have hit their lowest level in decades. But feedstock industry expert Fares Kilzie says the bloc's current energy diversification attempts will not leave Russian firms stranded.
Russian discount grocer Mere wants to conquer Germany with its low prices. The new supermarket is selling half a kilo of coffee for less than €2, almost half the price of Aldi and Lidl, but not everyone is convinced.
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