The Ukraine conflict has spurred many to acquire alternative passports.
As Moscow’s grip falters, and Beijing ups its influence, the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
Thousands apply for asylum in Europe on flimsy grounds; very few are accepted.
Fears of price rises, unemployment and accommodation shortages as hundreds of thousands seek to avoid military service.
Last year’s oligarch law allowed the country’s wealthiest man to discard an unprofitable business without hurting his reputation.
The instantly-recognisable brand has become a collateral victim of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
With government help, hundreds of strategic enterprises have moved to the safer west of the country. Smaller businesses, however, have to fend for themselves.
Geopolitics and lack of long-term vision threaten the country’s food security.
Moscow is accused of using hunger as a weapon as it blocks ports, bombs storage facilities and takes grain reserves.
Russia accounts for 40 per cent of financial outlay, and some companies are already suffering.