Articles by Bradley Cook



Putin Blames Bush for Gas Dispute With Ukraine

  • 27 January 09
  • Bloomberg
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blamed George W. Bush for a dispute with Ukraine that left much of Europe without gas this month, saying the former U.S. president fostered political chaos in the region.

Aricom Loss Narrows After Mine Opens

  • 07 August 08
  • Bloomberg
Losses shrink to $2.5 million in the first half of 2008 from $5.3 million last year.

Airbus Makes $25Bln Proposal

  • 22 February 06
  • Bloomberg
Airbus, the world's biggest builder of commercial jets, is in talks with Russia on forming a $25 billion partnership to develop a new aircraft as President Vladimir Putin accelerates plans to revive the country's aerospace industry.

Sukhoi Clinches $1Bln Deal in First Foreign Sale of RRJ

  • 23 November 05
  • Bloomberg
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, the company developing a new mid-range passenger jet, won an order from Dubai-based Concord Aviation worth as much as $1 billion in the first foreign sale of a plane that has yet to fly.

Report: Russian Men Dying Youngest in Europe

  • 16 August 05
  • Bloomberg
The average Russian man dies at 58.8 years old, the shortest life expectancy in Europe and five years less than when the Soviet Union collapsed and millions plunged into poverty overnight.

Russians Pay $4.5Bln for Mobiles in '04

  • 06 May 05
  • Bloomberg
Russians bought a record $4.5 billion of mobile phones last year, as the country's sixth straight year of economic growth raised disposable incomes and fueled retail sales, market research company IDC said Thursday.

America Opens Its Oil Doors to Russia

In a symbolic gesture that Russia hopes portends the future, U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham guided Energy Minister Igor Yusufov through a key section of the heavily guarded U.S. emergency oil reserve network Tuesday. It was the first time a Russian official has been given such a tour.

Big Oil Opens U.S. Taps in Texas

LUKoil, Yukos and Sibneft are the first on the Russian side to reap rewards from the inaugural U.S.-Russian Energy Summit, which opened Tuesday in the American oil capital Houston.

Not Just Another Murder in Tolyatti

  • 24 May 02
  • Staff Writers
Valery Ivanov knew that he couldn't get away with what he was doing for long, especially in Tolyatti.

TNK Named World's Best Oil Company

After facing litigation, accusations, a police raid, an Audit Chamber investigation and U.S criticism, Tyumen Oil Co. has been named the world's best oil firm.

Dart Sues To Annul Sell-Off of Oil Firm

Kenneth Dart asked a Siberian court this week to annul the 1999 bankruptcy auction of Kondpetroleum.

EBRD Is St. Pete's Only Friend

Right Connections the Key to St. Pete Telecoms

Space Industry Makes Cellular Phones Go Ape