Eastern Europe / Features

INTERVIEW: Vyacheslav Fetisov, Russian ice hockey legend and UN Goodwill Ambassador

bne IntelIiNews November 4, 2021

As world leaders prepare to leave the COP26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Vyacheslav Fetisov, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Ice Hockey and committed environmentalist, talks about Russia's plans

Lithuanian company Run Engineering accused of busting EU sanctions, to sue its Russian partner

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2021

A few months ago, Europe was hit by yet another scandal when the Lithuanian subsidiary of a Cypriot holding, Run Engineering, was accused of exporting dual use goods to Crimea, breaching EU sanctions on trade with the peninsula.

Turkey now Ukraine’s top foreign investor, with already booming free trade set to grow further

Cameron Jones in Kyiv November 1, 2021

Ukraine’s trade volume with Turkey can double to $10bn per year if the details on a long-awaited free trade deal are straightened out after years of negotiations.

Event | Russia looks to Taliban to contain Islamic State in Afghanistan

Eurasianet October 28, 2021

Moscow seems willing to tolerate Taliban rights abuses, if the movement can get the job done.

Mysterious owner behind eSports champions Team Spirit

Theo Normanton in Moscow October 26, 2021

Russia’s Team Spirit has triumphantly lifted the Aegis of Champions. The team of five youngsters – the oldest of them only 23 years of age – has won $18.2mn, the biggest prize in eSports.