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    1. August 25, 2015

      Russia sends Ukrainian film-maker to labour camp

      A Russian military court has sentenced Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director, to 20 years in a labour camp, the...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Moscow lifts ban on Russian Wikipedia

      Moscow on Tuesday lifted a ban on the Russian-language version of Wikipedia less than a day after imposing it. Internet...

    1. August 24, 2015

      Kremlin moves to ban Russian Wikipedia

      Russia’s internet regulator on Monday added the Russian-language version of Wikipedia to its list of blocked sites. The...

    2. August 24, 2015

      Russia can break out of Putin’s thrall

      Dealing with Russia has never been simple. In geographical size it is immense. In political culture it is secretive and...

    3. August 23, 2015

      Japan protests after Russia PM visits disputed islands

      Japan has protested bitterly after Russia’s prime minister visited a disputed island in a row that threatens improved...

    4. August 21, 2015

      Vladimir Putin’s removal of ally fuels talk of reshuffle

      One is a key member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, head of Russia’s state-owned railway enterprise and a friend of...

    5. August 20, 2015

      Ukraine conflict drives German tank orders

      Nato’s eastern European members are displaying “concrete interest” in buying German heavy weaponry, one of the...

    6. August 19, 2015

      Russia sends food inspectors into Auchan stores

      Russian authorities have launched a probe into French hypermarket chain Auchan, making it the latest western...

    7. August 18, 2015

      Europe’s leaders must not lose focus on Ukraine

      The body count is rising again in eastern Ukraine. Heavy weapons are being used; civilians are being shelled. Over the...

    8. August 17, 2015

      Possible rail chief job move sparks Kremlin reshuffle rumours

      Vladimir Yakunin, one of the most influential members of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, is set to...

    9. August 17, 2015

      Fear Vladimir Putin’s weakness not his strength

      It is hard to find a more spirited supporter of Russian president Vladimir Putin than Konstantin Malofeev, the...

    10. August 11, 2015

      Russia and Nato training for war with each other, say analysts

      Russia and Nato are training for a full-blown confrontation, an influential group has warned, as the war of words...

    11. August 10, 2015

      Fears of financial crisis rise as Russia’s economy shrinks

      Russia’s economy contracted by 4.6 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2014, the largest...

    12. August 9, 2015

      ‘Prisoners of Geography’, by Tim Marshall

      To see how geography and ideology collide, consider the ominous plain that is the Turkish-Syrian border. On one side is...

    13. August 6, 2015

      For sale: two French warships with a negotiable price

      For sale: two Mistral-class helicopter carriers worth €1.2bn. Good condition. Price negotiable. France has extricated...

    14. August 6, 2015

      Russia incinerates contraband food

      One year into its embargo on western food products, Russia has launched a controversial campaign to destroy all...

    15. August 5, 2015

      France and Russia settle over scuppered Mistral contract

      France and Russia have reached an agreement to break the contract for two Mistral helicopter carrier ships that were...

    16. August 5, 2015

      Russia accuses UK of treating it like Islamic State

      Russia’s ambassador to the UK has accused Britain of treating Russia like the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or...

    17. August 4, 2015

      How to beat Vladimir Putin in the battle for hearts and eyeballs

      The west is belatedly waking up to the power of the Kremlin’s media machine. The supreme commander of Nato called the...

    18. August 3, 2015

      The museum of New Russia’s ambitions

      “Do we look like terrorists?” the rebel fighter who called himself the Caribbean asked, leaning in with a smirk. “We’re...

    19. July 26, 2015

      Putin appeals to nationalist support as economy wobbles

      When Vladimir Putin took the stage on Sunday in Baltiysk, a town that is home to part of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, the...

    20. July 24, 2015

      Return of Ukraine fighters alarms Russia

      To outward appearances, Oleg Melnikov is the image of the middle class Moscow hipsters who helped lead the 2011-2012...

    21. July 23, 2015

      Sergei Pugachev: ‘I personally brought Putin to power’

      It is a late May evening and Sergei Pugachev, the exiled Russian tycoon, is flicking through an old family photo album....

    22. The World

      July 22, 2015

      Greece is more useful to Russia inside the EU than out

      We learned on Monday that Yuri Milner, the billionaire Russian entrepreneur, is to spend $100m of his own money over...

    23. July 21, 2015

      Hammond warns of Russian agility in crises

      Philip Hammond has warned that western powers are at a disadvantage in dealing with Russia because of their...

    24. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

    25. July 10, 2015

      India and Pakistan join Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

      The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation has embarked on a big enlargement process that could transform the club that...

    26. July 10, 2015

      Vladimir Pozner: the ‘face’ of Russia

      Vladimir Pozner, the veteran Russian television presenter, knows all about propaganda. During Soviet times, he was — as...

    27. July 8, 2015

      Brics nations’ differences on display as club stages summit

      In the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Ufa, Russia, three men were huddled over an iPad on Wednesday morning — one Russian,...

    28. July 6, 2015

      Great Game echoes in summit halls for Putin’s pursuit of China ties

      When Russia’s president welcomes leaders from a dozen countries for two separate summits in Ufa on Wednesday, there...

    29. July 5, 2015

      Russia: Powers in the balance

      When top US, European and Russian officials gathered beneath the gilded chandeliers of a baroque Vienna palace last...

    30. June 26, 2015

      The fearful foe that ought to unify Europe

      Last November, the city of Berlin threw itself a party. For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, there were...

    31. June 23, 2015

      Nato comes home to its historic base in Europe

      When defence ministers from Nato’s 28 member states meet in Brussels on Wednesday, they will unveil the biggest...

    32. June 19, 2015

      Nato shows its sharp end in Polish war games

      Nato, an organisation set up to protect Europe, has harboured an unusual truth for the past 20 years: it had no plan to...

    33. June 19, 2015

      St Petersburg’s red carpet fails to hide year of economic bloodshed

      As the VIPs arrived this week at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, it was...

    34. June 18, 2015

      As Greece teeters, Alexis Tsipras is feted in St Petersburg

      Alexis Tsipras has alienated many fellow EU leaders as bruising talks over Greece’s bailout have pushed the country...

    35. June 17, 2015

      Russian mistakes and western misunderstandings

      After hearing the news of the outbreak of the 1848 Paris revolution, Nicolas I is said to have rushed to the palace to...

    36. June 15, 2015

      Litvinenko suspect claims special status at UK inquiry

      One of the two Russian suspects in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko will be allowed to give his own version of events...

    37. June 15, 2015

      Russian economy: An asset to the state

      Staring into the faces of Russia’s top state bankers last year, Igor Zyuzin was a man on a precipice. An eccentric...

    38. June 14, 2015

      EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

      Europe’s biggest oil groups are extending business deals with their Russian energy partners despite this month’s EU...

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