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    1. March 27, 2015

      Moscow edgelands

      Moscow pastoral It started with a train journey. Travelling through the Moscow suburbs, the Estonian-born photographer...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Peugeot and Mitsubishi suspend production in Russia

      A Russian car factory jointly owned by PSA Peugeot Citroën and Mitsubishi is suspending production and shedding staff,...

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    1. March 26, 2015

      Russia besieged by ‘hostile forces’, warns Vladimir Putin

      Vladimir Putin on Thursday described Russia as a country besieged by hostile forces and vowed to hit back hard both against...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Ukraine: An oligarch brought to heel

      As Moscow annexed Crimea a year ago and pro-Russian separatists started seizing control of town halls across eastern...

    3. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

    4. March 24, 2015

      The purpose of Putin’s diplomatic acrobatics

      In the past year,Vladimir Putin has become almost as notorious for his falsehoods as for the truth of his actions in...

    5. March 24, 2015

      Hinterland emerges as microcosm of Russia’s wider structural woes

      On March 18, thousands of Muscovites cheered Vladimir Putin on Red Square as the Russian president marked the anniversary of...

    6. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    7. The Exchange

      March 20, 2015

      China is the unlikely gainer from Ukraine conflict

      A year ago Crimea became a part of Russia, causing a long stand-off between Moscow and the west. The conflict over Ukraine...

    8. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    9. March 18, 2015

      Member states balk at EU plan to vet Gazprom contracts

      A plan to give Brussels oversight over how Europe buys its gas from Gazprom, Russia’s export monopoly, is set to meet fierce...

    10. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Guest post: knowing when it's war and how to avoid it

      By Simon Saradzhyan To hear Vladimir Putin say it, Russia is not at war with Ukraine. “I think that this apocalyptic...

    11. March 16, 2015

      Civil society in Russia is bloodied but not buried

      The Moscow School was planned as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of openness allowed the exhumation of the...

    12. March 16, 2015

      Push to extend Russia sanctions reveals EU rift

      Calls for a six-month extension to the EU’s toughest sanctions against Russia are exposing deep divisions over how the bloc...

    13. March 16, 2015

      Poland’s pro-Russia Zmiana party urges embrace of Putin

      Poland has been one of Europe’s most hawkish countries in opposing Russia’s aggression toward neighbouring Ukraine,...

    14. March 16, 2015

      Vladimir Putin brushes off ‘gossip’ over mystery absence

      Vladimir Putin made his first public appearance in 11 days on Monday, brushing aside rumours that he was seriously ill as...

    15. March 15, 2015

      Putin was ready to put nuclear weapons on alert in Crimea crisis

      Vladimir Putin was ready to put Russia’s nuclear weapons on alert last year during Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “We were...

    16. March 15, 2015

      Gazprom: Keeping the taps open

      First came the stake-out. On foot and by car they took the measure of the buildings, the entrances and the layout, plotting...

    17. March 13, 2015

      Russia in a spin as its main man goes missing

      He is the most talked-about person in Russia – even when he’s nowhere to be seen. Moscow is buzzing with talk about the...

    18. March 12, 2015

      EU blocks Hungary-Russia nuclear deal

      The EU has blocked Hungary’s €12bn nuclear deal with Russia, a decision that is likely to inflame tensions between the...

    19. March 10, 2015

      Russia quits arms pact as estrangement with Nato grows

      Russia has pulled out of a forum for discussing conventional arms control in Europe, closing another channel of...

    20. March 9, 2015

      Kadyrov’s intervention raises more questions over Nemtsov’s murder

      The investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov seemed to be following the same script as...

    21. March 8, 2015

      Two men charged over Boris Nemtsov murder

      A Moscow court on Sunday charged two men with alleged involvement in the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2015

      Navalny freed

      Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks out of a detention centre in Moscow, Russia on Friday. Mr Navalny was...

    23. March 5, 2015

      Renzi appeals to Putin for Russian help to stabilise Libya

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, pleaded for Russian help to resolve the escalating security crisis in Libya, marking a...

    24. March 5, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman: The Alpha oligarch

      When the definitive history of Russia’s oil industry is written, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow will warrant a special mention....

    25. March 5, 2015

      Russia launches war games in disputed territories

      Russia has launched large-scale military exercises involving three disputed territories in a move likely to irk its...

    26. March 5, 2015

      Gender and income equality in the Russian workplace

      Even though the economic crisis is forcing many Moscow retail outlets to close, fashionable cafés in the Russian capital are...

    27. March 4, 2015

      Sheep’s eyes and witchetty grubs — a test for British diplomacy

      There are many ways to be a good diplomat — and, with geopolitics from Moscow to the Middle East looking increasingly...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      March 4, 2015

      Nadezhda Savchenko caged in court

      Ukrainian jailed military officer Nadezhda Savchenko, centre, reacts as she listens to the court’s decision in a cage at a...

    29. March 4, 2015

      UK challenge to North Sea deal should make Browne think twice

      Last Saturday’s murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was, to many, an indication of the impunity with which...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      March 3, 2015

      The wake of Nemtsov

      Relatives and friends pay respects as they stand close to the coffin of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on Tuesday. Russia vowed to...

    31. March 3, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Opposition leader buried, along with hopes of a generation

      Mourners gather for Nemtsov funeral Russians came in their thousands on Tuesday to pay final respects to the murdered...

    32. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as experienced...

    33. March 2, 2015

      Vladimir Putin’s survival strategy is lies and violence

      When a government starts murdering its critics in the streets, it has crossed the line into barbarism. President Vladimir...

    34. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow yesterday inmemory of Boris...

    35. March 1, 2015

      How the Kremlin benefits from Boris Nemtsov’s death

      It is hard to write about Boris Nemtsov’s assassination in analytical terms. Even though Nemtsov held a PhD in physics, he...

    36. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Thousands march in memory of murdered politician

      Slideshow: Muscovites march in Nemtsov’s memory Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday in memory of...

    37. February 28, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Mourners pay their respects

      Slideshow: Russian reformer lies murdered Muscovites lined up on Saturday just outside the Kremlin walls to pay their...

    38. February 28, 2015

      Killing leaves Putin critics in despair

      Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin were in shock, anger and despair early on Saturday after veteran liberal...

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