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    1. August 24, 2016

      Cashflow and the Kremlin

      Andrei Kostin, head of Russia’s state-run VTB Bank, reaches to his mantelpiece into a thicket of framed pictures of him...

    2. August 23, 2016

      Russia and Iran find common cause in backing Syria’s Assad regime

      Ever since Russia sent its air force into Syria last September to salvage the regime of Bashar al-Assad, President...

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    1. August 17, 2016

      Russia ups the ante in Ukraine with eye on G20

      In Ukraine’s restive east, artillery explosions ring out all night: international monitors there are recording dozens...

    2. August 13, 2016

      Putin reshapes his inner circle

      While Kremlinologists are still scratching their heads over what triggered Vladimir Putin’s fury against Ukraine, the...

    3. August 12, 2016

      Putin dismisses long-time ally from key Kremlin post

      Vladimir Putin dismissed his long-serving chief of staff, former KGB spy Sergei Ivanov, and replaced him with a...

    4. August 11, 2016

      Russia ratchets up rhetoric against Ukraine after Crimea plot allegation

      Russia has ratcheted up its rhetoric against Ukraine following Vladimir Putin’s accusation this week that Kiev was...

    5. August 11, 2016

      Russia plays a dangerous hand in Ukraine conflict

      Ukraine and Russia stand once again on the brink of open war. After weeks of elevated violence in the separatist...

    6. August 10, 2016

      Putin accuses Kiev of armed Crimea incursion

      Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukrainian forces of a “criminal” incursion into Crimea, in an escalation of...

    7. August 10, 2016

      Ties with Turkey intact, says Nato

      Nato has taken the unusual step of issuing a statement to quash rumours that its 64-year relationship with Turkey is in...

    8. August 9, 2016

      A diplomatic dilemma in dealing with Turkey

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan has always been a volatile ally. Never more so than in the past few months. As recently as June,...

    9. August 9, 2016

      Putin and Erdogan vow to restore links and economic ties

      The Russian and Turkish presidents on Tuesday vowed to restore their friendship, ending an eight month stand-off over...

    10. August 9, 2016

      As Putin and Erdogan meet, Russia dreams of Turkey pivoting east

      The spetsnaz are Russia’s elite special forces, undertaking high-risk missions that lay the groundwork to enable the...

    11. August 7, 2016

      West uneasy as Moscow and Ankara edge closer

      The two leaders could hardly send a stronger message. Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this week make his first trip abroad...

    12. August 3, 2016

      Great risks lie ahead in the battle for Aleppo

      The battle for Aleppo has reached a critical phase. The city, once Syria’s largest now much of it destroyed, has seen...

    13. July 28, 2016

      Campaign against Hillary Clinton moves to Moscow’s streets

      Maria Katasonova kicked off her campaign for a seat in the Duma on Thursday. But instead of addressing her own...

    14. July 27, 2016

      Trump urges Russia to find Clinton emails

      Donald Trump escalated controversy over his attitude to Russia on Wednesday when he urged Moscow to track down and hand...

    15. July 26, 2016

      A reformed Vladimir Putin is the model of economic sobriety

      President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive foreign policy has sparked a global backlash. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine...

    16. July 25, 2016

      A dangerous new phase in cyber aggression

      Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was thrown into turmoil by the leak of emails documenting dirty tactics by the...

    17. July 25, 2016

      Democrats hacked: Russia trail sees Moscow accused of wider aims

      Russia’s intelligence agencies have made it their business to gather political dirt from inside the Washington beltway...

    18. July 19, 2016

      Vladimir Putin’s message to the world: you are just as bad

      It’s possible the US is behind it all,” claimed the head of the Russian Duma Sports Committee as the World Anti-Doping...

    19. July 13, 2016

      It is too early to declare that Isis is on the run

      News that the US is sending 560 more troops to Iraq as part of the push to recapture the northern city of Mosul from...

    20. July 7, 2016

      Russia seeks to overturn EBRD lending ban

      Russia is attempting to overturn the freeze on lending to the country by the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

    21. June 24, 2016

      Russia tightens terror law ahead of election

      Russia’s parliament has toughened anti-terror laws in what critics warn is a prelude to a crackdown on political...

    22. June 18, 2016

      Russian athletes banned from Olympic Games for doping offences

      Russia has become the first country in sporting history to have its athletics team banned from an Olympic games because...

    23. June 17, 2016

      Renzi lifts spirits at Russia’s ‘Davos’

      It is just what Russians wanted to hear. “We need Europe and Russia to become wonderful neighbours again,” Matteo...

    24. June 17, 2016

      Doping Russian athletes out of the Olympics

      There are philosophical questions about exactly what constitutes an unfair advantage in sport. An edge can be had not...

    25. June 17, 2016

      Moscow urges Coe to reconsider Russian Olympic ban

      Russia’s sports minister has urged Sebastian Coe, world athletics chief, to lift a ban that would prevent Russia from...

    26. June 16, 2016

      Putin seeks to re-engage Europe at St Petersburg forum

      If the Kremlin is to be believed, Vladimir Putin spent the best part of the past week getting ready for the St...

    27. June 15, 2016

      Russian athletes accused of fresh doping violations

      Russian athletes have attempted to bribe or run away from doping officials, while armed officers have threatened...

    28. June 14, 2016

      Russia’s vicious football hooligans on the march

      The sight of hooligans assaulting other fans inside and outside European football stadiums is depressingly familiar....

    29. June 8, 2016

      Czech Republic accuses Putin of backing EU’s rightwing

      Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to “divide and conquer” the EU by supporting rightwing populist politicians...

    30. June 2, 2016

      Vladimir Putin is not ready to toast Brexit

      While international views of Britain’s referendum on EU membership are eagerly solicited and picked over, and Germans,...

    31. June 1, 2016

      Putin has west in cross hairs with social media offensive

      Five popular Twitter accounts known for their acerbic lampoons of Russian foreign policy have become the latest victims...

    32. May 27, 2016

      Putin issues ‘crosshairs’ warning to Romania and Poland

      Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, used a visit to Nato country Greece to warn its fellow members Romania and...

    33. May 27, 2016

      Ukraine’s ‘you invaded us’ debt non-payment defence

      Ukraine has come up with a stinging rebuttal to Russia’s insistence that it repay a $3bn loan that was due last year:...

    34. May 26, 2016

      Estonia calls for Patriot shield to deter Russia in Baltic region

      Patriot missiles are needed in the Baltic states to deter a Russian invasion, Estonia’s defence chief has warned. As...

    35. May 18, 2016

      Editors at Russia’s RBC media group sacked after Putin article

      At an awards ceremony late last year, Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian oligarch, joked that the hard-hitting...

    36. May 16, 2016

      Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the lure of the strongman

      The rise of Donald Trump has been accompanied by predictable murmurs of “only in America”. But the Trump phenomenon is...

    37. May 15, 2016

      Nato rapid unit not fit for eastern Europe deployment, say generals

      Nato’s new “spearhead” rapid reaction force could not be deployed in eastern Europe if there was a war with Russia,...

    38. May 15, 2016

      Politically charged Ukraine song wins Eurovision

      A politically charged song by Ukraine’s Susana Jamaladinova that draws attention to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea...

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