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      Thousands pay respects to Boris Nemtsov

      Mourners gather for Nemtsov funeral Thousands of mourners carrying flowers and candles queued for hours in Moscow on Tuesday...

    2. March 1, 2015

      Nemtsov was casualty of a wider war

      Boris Nemtsov’s murder, which has shocked Russia, is the result of the war that has been under way for the past year. The...

    1. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Opposition mourns politician and its own prospects

      Viktor Zaslavsky walked down Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, arm in arm with his mother on Sunday, in a sombre mood. But there...

    2. March 1, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: FT interview days before he was murdered

      Slideshow: Opposition honours slain leader I met Boris Nemtsov in the early evening last Monday at Shamrock, an Irish pub...

    3. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block his...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. February 28, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Liberals and Kremlin trade blows over death

      Slideshow: Russian reformer lies murdered Just hours after Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin in the most shocking...

    7. 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...

    8. February 28, 2015

      Murder in the shadows of the Kremlin

      Sergei Yushenkov (2003). Yuri Shchekochikhin (2003). Anna Politkovskaya (2006). Stanislav Markelov (2009). Anastasia...

    9. 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...

    10. February 28, 2015

      Boris Nemtsov: Reformer who challenged Putin’s grip

      Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow on Friday, was one of the most charismatic Russian politicians of the post-Soviet...

    11. February 27, 2015

      Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

      In pictures: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov Boris Nemtsov, one of the most senior leaders of Russia’s political...

    12. February 26, 2015

      Russia: Left out in the cold

      There were still thick crusts of dirty snow piled up on the edges of the pavement outside Krasnopresnenskaya, a Metro...

    13. February 26, 2015

      Russia trades will not follow Greek game theory

      Who knows best: the pundits or financial markets? This week markets have won against the commentators. Their calm over...

    14. February 24, 2015

      Putin’s propagandists prime Russians for fight

      A young Russian woman living in London recently asked me how she should preserve her relationship with her parents, who live...

    15. February 20, 2015

      Europe must act in unison against a revisionist Russia

      In an open letter to the Obama administration in July 2009, a group of eminent public figures from central and eastern...

    16. February 20, 2015

      Russia mobiles to ring with war song for victory day celebrations

      In the autumn of 1941, when German tanks sped towards Moscow, Soviet radio would daily blast out a song that encapsulated...

    17. February 20, 2015

      Nato must prepare for Russian attack, warns UK general

      Nato forces must prepare for a large-scale conventional assault by Russia on an eastern European member state designed to...

    18. February 19, 2015

      The short telegram about Vladimir Putin’s Russia

      War or ceasefire, Russian aggression in Ukraine is overturning at last the west’s complacency. Washington has realised that...

    19. February 18, 2015

      A slippery slope for Switzerland’s Russian skiers

      “It’s complicated,” says the concierge at the W, one of Verbier’s swankier hotels, when I inquire about this season’s...

    20. February 17, 2015

      ‘Victory’ and ‘defeat’ things of past, says top UK general

      There will be no clear victories and no clear defeats in the wars of the future, the head of the British army has warned,...

    21. February 17, 2015

      The west has failed to find a constructive role for Moscow

      The ceasefire bargain struck in Minsk last week was at best the end of the beginning — and may not even have been that....

    22. February 17, 2015

      Russian cyber suspect heads to US court

      The extradition of a Russian man accused of helping to mastermind the largest US data breach is being touted by the...

    23. February 17, 2015

      Ukraine rebels claim control of most of Debaltseve

      Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s breakaway east claimed to have taken control of most of the strategic town of...

    24. February 16, 2015

      Russian hearts, minds and refrigerators

      A friend of mine from Moscow has a nice way of describing how her fellow citizens view the war in Ukraine. She calls it a...

    25. February 13, 2015

      Putin’s posture casts cloud over Ukraine ceasefire

      When Vladimir Putin met the press in Minsk on Thursday to announce a ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine, the Russian...

    26. February 13, 2015

      The meaning of the Minsk agreement

      The world loves a peace agreement. The beauty of any deal like the Ukraine ceasefire agreed in the early hours of Thursday...

    27. February 12, 2015

      Tactical pause in Putin’s assault on Ukraine

      The deal agreed by Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko in Minsk on Thursday provides a ray of hope that the conflict in...

    28. February 9, 2015

      Arming Ukraine ‘an option’, says Obama

      Barack Obama left open the option of arming Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatist rebels should diplomatic...

    29. February 8, 2015

      This time Minsk must be made to work

      The situation in eastern Ukraine — like the resulting stand-off between the west and Russia — is extremely grave. More than...

    30. February 8, 2015

      Merkel to meet Obama to discuss Ukraine

      Angela Merkel is to meet President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday in a bid to secure a diplomatic solution to the...

    31. February 6, 2015

      Britain’s drift to the foreign policy sidelines

      David Cameron has long championed Britain as a vigorous and vital steward of global security. He has regularly talked about...

    32. February 6, 2015

      Britain ‘irrelevant’ in Ukraine solution

      Downing Street has rejected claims that Britain has become “irrelevant” in the search for a diplomatic solution in the...

    33. February 6, 2015

      Q&A: Neil Buckley answers your questions on Ukraine

      How would you assess claims of corruption in Petro Poroshenko’s government and how would it affect the German/western...

    34. February 5, 2015

      Ukraine is only part of Putin’s game plan

      Europe thinks it has a Ukraine problem. In truth, it has a Russia, or more precisely, a Vladimir Putin problem. Moscow’s war...

    35. February 3, 2015

      Battle for Ukraine: How a diplomatic success unravelled

      It was late August and Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, was running out of time: separatist rebels backed by thousands...

    36. February 3, 2015

      Arm Ukraine and you risk another Black Hawk Down

      The logic is misguided, but it is easy enough to grasp. Ukraine’s poorly equipped army cannot on its own inflict enough pain...

    37. February 2, 2015

      Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin

      After more than 40 telephone calls and countless hours of meetings over the past six months, Angela Merkel braced herself...

    38. February 2, 2015

      Crash of MH17 pushed business to back sanctions

      German business leader Eckhard Cordes was unfailingly respectful towards Russia in general and President Vladimir Putin in...

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