Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin Is Trying to Buy Up the World's Gold

Russia has become the world's biggest buyer of gold. Following a policy set by long-time leader Vladimir Putin, Russia's Central Bank added 570 metric tons of gold, about 25 percent more than second-ranked gold bug China acquired over the same period.

Automakers Look to Rev Up Sales Growth in Russia

Luxury cars to pamper your inner oligarch caught the eye as the Moscow motor show opened on Wednesday, but it is the Russian of more modest means who has the attention of the world's carmakers, keen to profit from one of Europe's few growing markets.

BP CEO Hayward to Meet Putin's Deputy in Russia

BP CEO Tony Hayward is traveling to Moscow to meet with Igor Sechin, a top deputy to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The meeting comes as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is calling for a levy on oil companies to finance a fund to pay for cleaning up the industry's environmental disasters.