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    2. February 5, 2016

      Central Asian migrants give Moscow the cold shoulder

      A thaw in Moscow has melted more than half of January’s snowfall, leaving locals to navigate puddles of slush and...

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    1. February 5, 2016

      Russia and China: friends with benefits

      Lei Daijun can barely believe he is here. Standing in Red Square, the 74-year-old former teacher from central China...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Putin lines up state sell-offs to plug budget hole

      Russia is lining up seven major state companies, including Aeroflot, Alrosa, the diamond miner, and Rosneft, for...

    3. January 31, 2016

      Putin wants to bomb in Syria and talk in Geneva

      As the UN scrambled last week to shepherd Syria’s warring parties to talks in Geneva on a transition out of the...

    4. January 28, 2016

      Russian’s death has ‘potential parallels’ with Litvinenko

      The death of a Russian whistleblower has “potential parallels” with that of murdered former KGB agent Alexander...

    5. January 24, 2016

      Economy drags Putin’s ambitions down to earth

      Russian president Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical ambitions are crashing into the reality of economics and globalisation....

    6. January 22, 2016

      John Kerry signals removal of some sanctions against Russia

      Some Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia could potentially be lifted within months, US secretary of state John...

    7. January 22, 2016

      The blunt weapon of sanctions needs a little oil

      One of the comic sights in Tehran for years has been the way that small restaurants have reinvented the great brands of...

    8. January 19, 2016

      Only Germany can tame east-west tensions in Europe

      Even on its own, the refugee and migrant crisis is stirring such discord among governments as to threaten EU unity....

    9. December 30, 2015

      Rouble slides amid fears for Russian economy

      The rouble fell to its lowest level in more than a year on Wednesday as Russians faced the prospect of a second...

    10. December 23, 2015

      Russia issues international arrest warrant for Khodorkovsky

      A Russian court has ordered the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, as the conflict between the Kremlin and the former oil...

    11. December 22, 2015

      Moscow votes to suspend free-trade zone with Ukraine

      The Russian parliament voted on Tuesday to suspend its free-trade zone with Ukraine from January in a further...

    12. December 17, 2015

      Vladimir Putin warns Russians over belt tightening

      Vladimir Putin has put Russians on notice for a long winter, warning of extended economic weakness and the need for...

    13. December 17, 2015

      We must keep faith in Ukraine and demand an end to corruption

      Two years ago Ukraine was in the throes of revolution against the government of President Viktor Yanukovich, following...

    14. December 15, 2015

      Vladimir Putin offers Donald Trump fans a glimpse of the possible

      On a blustery evening, a crowd of thousands gather at a political rally, many eager to explain to me why their country...

    15. December 11, 2015

      Russia charges Mikhail Khodorkovsky with murder

      Russia has charged Mikhail Khodorkovsky in absentia with murder, rekindling the Kremlin’s conflict with the former oil...

    16. December 9, 2015

      Russia wants fair rules on sovereign debt

      Imagine the Greek government had insisted that EU institutions accept the same haircut as the country’s private...

    17. December 7, 2015

      Russia and radicalisation: Homegrown problem

      Every time Albina’s mobile phone buzzes, she winces. “It could be my sister, from Syria,” says the young woman, sitting...

    18. December 6, 2015

      Reform of Russia’s ailing economy cannot wait

      President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to Russia’s parliament last week began with the expected rallying call to...

    19. December 6, 2015

      Pentagon to boost Europe budget in message to Russia

      The Pentagon is preparing a “significant” increase in its budget for its operations in Europe for the next fiscal year...

    20. December 2, 2015

      Nato prepares to revive Russia contacts

      Nato is preparing to revive talks with Russia through a special council that has been largely dormant since the Ukraine...

    21. December 2, 2015

      Russia accuses Erdogan of profiting from oil trade with Isis

      Moscow’s anger at Turkey for shooting down one of its fighter jets reached a new pitch on Wednesday when Russia’s...

    22. December 2, 2015

      Russia fumes over Nato invitation to Montenegro

      Nato on Wednesday invited Montenegro to join the north Atlantic military alliance, defying opposition from Moscow,...

    23. December 1, 2015

      Success in Syria depends on influence in Moscow

      Galvanised by the attacks on Paris, politicians across the west are focused on how to tackle Isis with bombs and boots...

    24. December 1, 2015

      Turkey still sees Kurdish nationalism as bigger threat than Isis

      Turkey, a Nato ally and EU candidate-member at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East and with Russia to its...

    25. November 30, 2015

      We deride chances of Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump at our peril

      I have a nightmare vision for the year 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin. Like most nightmares,...

    26. November 29, 2015

      Putin’s sanctions decree raises fears of Russian isolationism

      Russian president Vladimir Putin all but banned his citizens from the Turkish beaches of Antalya this weekend, making...

    27. November 26, 2015

      How not to deal with a humbled Putin

      I wonder what happened to Vladimir Putin the grandmaster? I had given up counting the commentaries casting the Russian...

    28. November 26, 2015

      Cameron’s cunning plan for bombing Isis in Syria

      David Cameron has announced his intention to seek parliamentary approval for Britain to join the international forces...

    29. November 25, 2015

      Kiev should act to end the blockade of Crimea

      Twenty months after Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine, the west might be tempted to think the conflict has turned into...

    30. November 25, 2015

      Russia lashes out at Turkey over downing of jet

      The rage came fast. “Call Turkey to account!” shouted protesters outside the Turkish embassy hours after Turkey shot...

    31. November 25, 2015

      We are all Eurasian now

      Five years have passed since Vladimir Putin, then Russian prime minister, called for an economic community from Lisbon...

    32. The Exchange

      November 25, 2015

      For Russia and Turkey, prevention is better than escalation

      It was only a matter of time. Sooner or later Moscow’s irresponsible military behaviour was going to lead to an...

    33. November 24, 2015

      Russia accuses Kiev of playing politics with Crimea blackout

      Russia has denounced Kiev’s failure to restore power supplies to Crimea as politically motivated and threatened...

    34. November 24, 2015

      Opponents of Isis must influence not isolate Russia

      A Russian military aircraft is shot down by a missile fired from a Turkish plane. Representatives of Nato member...

    35. November 24, 2015

      Defence review: The rules of conflict have changed

      Have some sympathy for the mandarins of the civil service. Preparing a strategic defence and security review, like the...

    36. November 23, 2015

      A case for rapprochement with Russia

      In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, two pictures sent a powerful message about how international politics are...

    37. November 20, 2015

      The west cannot trade Ukraine for help in Syria

      In Parisian cafés and concert halls, and in the skies over Sinai, hundreds of French and Russian citizens have fallen...

    38. November 19, 2015

      How Putin managed Russians’ grief over Isis jet bombing

      When buildings around the world lit up in the tricolour following last Friday’s Paris terror attack, it could just as...

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