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  1. June 20, 2014

    Ukraine declares ceasefire and claims borders nearly secure

    Ukraine’s new pro-western president called a one-week ceasefire on Friday, hours after security officials claimed they had...

  2. May 20, 2014

    Russia and China wrestle over gas deal

    Russia and China are pushing to overcome stumbling blocks to a multibillion-dollar gas supply contract before Russian...

  1. May 4, 2014

    Ukraine May 25 election plan ‘absurd’, says Moscow

    Moscow has warned Kiev it will face further resistance from pro-Russia demonstrators in Ukraine, as the Kremlin builds its...

  2. April 20, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Lethal shootout casts shadow over Geneva deal

    Russia on Sunday accused the Ukrainian government of failing to implement last week’s Geneva accord, saying there had been...

  3. November 27, 2013

    Kremlin bans Louis Vuitton exhibition in Red Square

    Excess and luxury are not normally something Moscow has a problem with. But on Wednesday, the Russian government banned an...

  4. July 2, 2013

    Snowden continues search for haven as asylum options narrow

    Edward Snowden’s search for a haven continued on Tuesday as Moscow said he had retracted his application for asylum in...

  5. July 2, 2013

    Bolivia president willing to consider Snowden asylum request

    Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor holed up in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, received a...

  6. June 19, 2013

    Kremlin seeks to halt fall of rouble and rules out devaluation

    The Kremlin has sought to check the stubborn fall of the rouble over the past three days, making clear that it does not...

  7. May 8, 2013

    Putin’s ‘architect’ quits Russia’s government

    Russia’s deputy prime minister Vladislav Surkov resigned on Wednesday, becoming the third leading cabinet official to stand...

  8. April 17, 2013

    Medvedev battles Putin criticism

    Dmitry Medvedev battled to contain growing criticism of his government on Wednesday after a leaked video appeared to show...

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 18, 2013

    The Russian angle

    Paul Krugman thinks the Cyprus bailout is all about the Russians. As he noted in his New York Times blog: You can sort of...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 7, 2013

    Venezuela & Russia: ties that bind

    Good friends It makes sense for the Kremlin to send Igor Sechin to the funeral of Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela,...

  11. January 13, 2013

    Russians protest at adoption law

    Thousands of Muscovites protested against a new law banning US adoptions of Russian children on Sunday, in a sign that the...

  12. January 3, 2013

    Depardieu in Russian citizenship thriller

    In the old days, those who took up an offer of citizenship from the Kremlin usually had a compelling reason. Whether they...

  13. December 19, 2012

    Russia moves to ban US adoptions

    Russia’s parliament has moved to ban US citizens from adopting Russian children as part of a “tough, emotional” response to...

  14. November 1, 2012

    Strain shows for muscle man Putin

    Vladimir Putin has pulled a muscle during Judo training, his spokesman said on Thursday in response to speculation about the...

  15. October 26, 2012

    Udaltsov charged with plotting riots

    Sergei Udaltsov, a leftwing leader of the mass anti-Kremlin movement, faces a 10-year prison sentence after Russian...

  16. October 25, 2012

    Raid targets Russian defence minister

    Russia’s reformist defence minister appeared to be the chief target of a raid carried out on Thursday on the Moscow offices...

  17. August 10, 2012

    Rift grows between Putin and Medvedev

    Cracks are growing between President Vladimir Putin and his protégé Dmitry Medvedev after the former contradicted his prime...

  18. June 14, 2012

    Fined Russian protesters face paralysing burden

    From Ms Sara Rhodin. Sir, In response to an article by Charles Clover on new protest legislation in Russia, Vladimir Putin’s...

  19. The World

    June 11, 2012

    The return of whataboutism

    Police detain an opposition activist during a banned anti-Kremlin protest on May 31. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky...

  20. June 8, 2012

    Putin approves harsh fines for protesters

    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, on Friday signed a controversial law which drastically raises fines on unsanctioned...

  21. June 8, 2012

    Russian law on regulating protests

    From Mr Dmitry Peskov. Sir, Charles Clover fails to properly contextualise political developments in Russia in his article...

  22. April 23, 2012

    Putin aide defends Church after punk protest

    A representative of Vladimir Putin has called for an end to attacks on the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday after a protest...

  23. March 8, 2012

    Russia jails female punk band members

    Two members of an all-girl punk band have been jailed and may face stiff prison sentences for a prank-like performance...

  24. February 14, 2012

    Move to curb Moscow radio station

    The Kremlin-connected owners of a popular and outspoken radio station have demanded a shake-up at the broadcaster, prompting...

  25. February 5, 2012

    Protests chip away at Putin’s authority

    The tens of thousands of Muscovites who braved the freezing cold to rally against Vladimir Putin’s rule are presenting a...

  26. December 8, 2011

    Putin blames Moscow protests on US

    Vladimir Putin has blamed recent opposition protests in Moscow on the US government, which he claimed had given a “signal”...

  27. November 24, 2011

    Rising chorus of boos greets Russia’s rulers

    After their local hockey team “Tractor” beat the visitors from Moscow on Sunday in the central Russian city of Chelyabinsk,...

  28. October 10, 2011

    Putin prepares for Chinese charm offensive

    Vladimir Putin travels to Beijing on Tuesday for a visit designed to breathe new life into the countries’ faltering...

  29. October 7, 2011

    Hero of our time

    A week ago this newspaper suggested that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister and soon-to-be president, risked going down...

  30. September 25, 2011

    Russian job swap sparks Kremlin revolt

    Senior Russian government figures have rebelled against a deal between President Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, the...

  31. September 24, 2011

    Decision to step down is a u-turn for Medvedev

    While President Dmitry Medvedev announced on Saturday that his decision to step down next year was part of a political...

  32. May 15, 2011

    BP in last-ditch bid to save Arctic ambition

    BP was locked in last-ditch talks to keep its Arctic ambitions alive before a proposed $16bn (£9.9bn) share swap with...

  33. December 2, 2010

    Oil trading group Gunvor denies Putin links

    Gunvor, a Switzerland-based oil trading company, has been dragged into the growing WikiLeaks scandal after diplomatic cables...

  34. April 9, 2010

    Putin reaches for influence over 'de facto' head of state

    Russia sought to secure its influence over the strategically important central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan yesterday, hours...

  35. November 20, 2009

    Moscow ponders Rusal support

    The Russian government was yesterday considering throwing its backing behind Oleg Deripaska's planned initial public...

  36. November 20, 2009

    Moscow considers Rusal IPO support

    The Russian government was yesterday considering throwing its backing behind Oleg Deripaska's planned initial public...

  37. July 20, 2009

    Kasyanov reveals Putin’s pursuit of tycoon

    Mikhail Kasyanov, the former Russian prime minister, has for the first time disclosed details of a closed-door conversation...

  38. February 2, 2009

    Putin's speech was an attempt to offer solutions to the crisis, not to gloat over who is to blame

    From Mr Dmitry Peskov. Sir, Your editorial “Approach Russia with great caution” (January 30) accuses Vladimir Putin,...

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