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Russia’s roubel hits its lowest in 16 years

The Russian roubel has lost more than half of its value against the dollar this year, with hitting its lowest in 16 years this week. Despite the rise in interest rates from 10.5% to 17% by the central bank, the

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Why Russia locks up so many entrepreneurs

In the last 10 years Russia has imprisoned nearly three million entrepreneurs, many unjustly. This statistic comes from a new ombudsman for business rights, Boris Titov, who says it is “hard to find another social group persecuted on such a

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