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  1. March 20, 2014

    EU and US sanctions list: profiles of the targets

    The US and EU this week ratcheted up the pressure on Russia over the crisis in Crimea by imposing sanctions on leading...

  2. November 20, 2012

    Russia’s fraud probe team raids homes

    Russian investigators raided the homes of two people at the top of a state telecoms group on Tuesday, as a Kremlin-backed...

  1. The World

    November 12, 2012

    Squabbles and sackings hit the Russian elite

    (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images) “There were endless squabbles, denunciations and eavesdropping, oaths of eternal friendships...

  2. September 22, 2011

    Election uncertainty leaves Russia paralysed

    With six months to go before presidential elections, Russia’s political class continues to be captivated by the “2012...

  3. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2011

    Russia's satellite: lost in space

    For the past week, Russian aerospace and defence companies, and the prime minister himself, have been trying to bring...

  4. April 6, 2011

    Kremlin’s top dogs tussle for poll position

    Russian politics, Churchill said, is like watching two dogs fighting under a carpet. Lately, however, Russia’s top political...

  5. March 21, 2011

    Medvedev and Putin clash over Libya

    Libya became an arena for battle within Russia’s ruling “tandem” on Monday after comments by the prime minister, Vladimir...

  6. May 20, 2010

    Iran tests Russia-China diplomacy

    Facing a fast-changing dilemma this week over Iran's nuclear ambitions, China and Russia appear to be trying to have it both...

  7. May 19, 2010

    Iran tests Russia-China diplomacy

    Facing a fast-changing dilemma this week over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, China and Russia appear to be trying to have it both...

  8. April 13, 2010

    Black box data reveal warning to Polish pilots

    Polish pilots of the government airliner that crashed on Saturday in Smolensk, killing the country's president and other...

  9. April 13, 2010

    Russians blame pilot error for Polish jet crash

    Russia said yesterday the air crash in Smolensk that killed the Polish president and scores of other senior officials...

  10. April 13, 2010

    Russia blames pilot error for Polish jet crash

    Russia said yesterday the air crash in Smolensk that killed the Polish president and scores of other senior officials...

  11. April 12, 2010

    Russia cites pilot error in Polish jet crash

    National mourning: shipyard workers in Gdansk pay their respects to those killed in the crash Russia said on Monday the air...

  12. June 7, 2009

    Russian bond defaults

    “Investing with the state” no longer seems such a low-risk Russian strategy. Even after the Kremlin backtracked from its...

  13. March 2, 2009

    St Petersburg weathers the storm

    Many Russians choose to go outside the country to do their MBAs but there is still a handful of domestic schools with...

  14. February 9, 2009

    New regime, same Munich excuses

    The annual Munich Security Conference is a bit like an old boys’ club, where the great and good of the Atlantic alliance...

  15. February 9, 2009

    Moscow warms to Biden's overture

    Russia responded warmly yesterday to the Obama administration's offer to put US relations with the country on an improved...

  16. February 9, 2009

    US spells out Afghan support list

    The Obama administration yesterday spelt out for the first time the requests it was making to European leaders for a...

  17. February 9, 2009

    Afghan war tougher than Iraq, warns US

    President Barack Obama's national security aides gave a bleak warning about the conflict in Afghanistan yesterday as they...

  18. February 8, 2009

    Moscow warms to Biden’s overture

    Russia responded warmly on Sunday to the Obama administration’s offer to put US relations with the country on an improved...

  19. January 30, 2009

    Russia plans to bolster outpost in Abkhazia with airbase

    Russia yesterday stepped up plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia,...

  20. January 30, 2009

    Russia plans to bolster outpost in Abkhazia with airbase

    Russia yesterday stepped up plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia,...

  21. January 30, 2009

    Russia steps up plans for Abkhazia air base

    Russia stepped up yesterday plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia's break-away region of Abkhazia,...

  22. January 29, 2009

    Russia plans to bolster Abkhazia outpost

    Russia on Thursday stepped up plans to build a significant military outpost in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia,...

  23. January 29, 2009

    Russia’s plan in Abkhazia worries Nato

    Nato member states are concerned by Russia’s decision to build a naval base in the breakaway territory of Abkhazia, a move...

  24. September 3, 2008

    Accept that confronting Russia is not an option

    From Prof Zaki Laidi. Sir, You insist (“EU must be united and firm on Russia” editorial, September 1) that the old European...

  25. May 13, 2008

    Russia makes its political moves

    As if moving pieces around a chessboard, Russia's new president Dmitry Medvedev and prime minister Vladimir Putin on Monday...

  26. February 12, 2008

    Between the lines: Russia warns against game of Balkan dominoes

    The annual Munich security conference is a splendid occasion that assembles the cream of the military and political...

  27. February 11, 2008

    Kosovo called Pandora's box

    Sergei Ivanov, first deputy prime minister of Russia, said yesterday that recognition of an independent Kosovo by European...

  28. February 7, 2008

    Kremlin moves to regain control of business

    Moscow is this year fielding an army of officials to retake key posts on the boards of the biggest companies, as the...

  29. February 7, 2008

    Kremlin moves to regain control of business

    Moscow is this year fielding an army of officials to retake key posts on the boards of the biggest companies, as the Kremlin...

  30. December 11, 2007

    An apparatchik president?

    For a man who spent his formative years in the murky world of espionage, Vladimir Putin has proved quite a political...

  31. December 11, 2007

    Heir to Russia Inc drawn from reformists' ranks

    The anointment of Dmitry Medvedev as heir apparent to Vladimir Putin is, on the face of it, confirmation of continuity in...

  32. December 11, 2007

    Medvedev's liberal outlook likely to cheer western states

    As Dmitry Medvedev settled back in his chair at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, he could feel satisfied. His...

  33. December 11, 2007

    Putin backs liberal as favoured successor

    Vladimir Putin yesterday backed Dmitry Medvedev, a relatively pro-western liberal, as his favoured candidate to be Russia's...

  34. December 11, 2007

    Heir to Russia Inc mixes ruthlessness with diplomacy

    The anointment of Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's first deputy prime minister, as heir apparent to Vladimir Putin is, on the face...

  35. December 11, 2007

    Medvedev's liberal outlook likely to cheer western states

    As Dmitry Medvedev settled back in his chair at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, he could feel satisfied. His...

  36. December 10, 2007

    Liberal outlook likely to cheer west

    As Dmitry Medvedev settled back into his chair at January’s World Economic Forum in Davos, he could feel satisfied. His...

  37. December 10, 2007

    Ruthlessness mixed with diplomacy

    The anointment of Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, as heir apparent to Vladimir Putin is, on the face...

  38. December 10, 2007

    Putin favours liberal as successor

    Vladimir Putin on Monday backed Dmitry Medvedev, a relatively pro-western liberal, as his favoured candidate to be Russia’s...

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