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    1. August 17, 2014

      Ukrainian forces close in on rebels as peace talks resume

      Ukraine claimed on Sunday that its army had advanced into the eastern city of Lugansk, marking a breakthrough in a...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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”...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. November 20, 2009

      Moscow ponders Rusal support

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

    37. November 20, 2009

      Moscow considers Rusal IPO support

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

    38. 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...

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