An article "Save Ukraine to counter Russia, says Soros" has been published in the Financial Times. The billionaire investor analyses the connection between the economic and political aspects of the situation around Ukraine and its possible consequences for Russia. George Soros states that Western policies towards Russia and Ukraine are currently leading to disastrous consequences and poses great risks for the eurozone.
The Associated Press today released an article “France: Europe Hurting From Russia Sanctions, Needs to Act” France's economy minister says Europeans should work together to put pressure on Russia for a solution over Ukraine so that all sides can ease sanctions that are hurting European economies.
World press on relations between Russia and the West and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial (January 5, 2015)"The Waning of Euro-Atlantic Security" is an analysis of relations between NATO and Russia after the annexation of Crimea in March 2014 by Judy Dempsey of the Carnegie Europe Foundation.
The Daily Mail today published an article “Putin sends New Year's message to Obama”. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a New Year's message to U.S. President Barack Obama that Moscow is looking for equality in bilateral relations next year.
The New York Times today proposed a plan of how to save the Russian economy in its article “Rapprochement With Russia?”. President Vladimir Putin has attempted to minimize the difficulties and deflect blame toward the West. Painful sanctions were brought against Russia, that reinforced its dependence on oil and isolated its economy.
"The United States and Nato formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul. The insurgency they fought for 13 years, however, remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the 11 September attacks," the Guardian writes.
"Russia Says Ruble Is Stable, but Economic Troubles Remain," an article with such a headline was published by the Wall Street Journal. "Russia’s finance minister declared the currency crisis over as the ruble firmed to a three-week high on Thursday, but President Vladimir Putin told his ministers they would have to work through the holidays to manage the country’s deepening economic troubles," the article reads.
The Washington post today published an article headlined “Russia instructs 5 big companies to help ruble out”, saying that Russia has ordered five of the country’s major state-controlled exporters to sell excess currency reserves in its latest attempt to shore up the ruble, which has endured big losses this year in the wake of sliding oil prices.
Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post's Moscow bureau chief, writes in his article titled “Despite economy, Putin rides wave of popularity”, that , despite the fact that Kremlin advisers, diplomats and analysts say that no stability is in sight, Mr Putin’s approval ratings are at record highs.
"A bearded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of planting bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, made a brief appearance in court Thursday, quietly telling the judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers," an article published by The New York Times reads.
Today’s world press is discussing the annual year-end news conference of Vladimir Putin, held on Thursday, the 14th. Washington Post published an article runs “Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ‘bear’”. Commenting on the words of president The Washington Post says that “Putin defiantly blamed Russia’s turmoil on the West, saying that it was targeting his nation as part of a long-standing geopolitical effort to limit Moscow’s influence”