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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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:...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. May 8, 2016

      Kudrin’s resurrection fails to damp doubts on Russian reforms

      Alexei Kudrin, a former finance minister, was last month asked by Vladimir Putin to draw up a new economic strategy for...

    18. May 5, 2016

      Kremlin jitters over the economy are growing

      Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has recently made two of his most significant policy moves for months. One was the...

    19. May 3, 2016

      Magnitsky fraud cash laundered through Britain, MPs hear

      British officials must investigate the alleged laundering of $30m from a Russian tax fraud that may have been spent on...

    20. May 1, 2016

      Putin unveils security reshuffle

      Vladimir Putin has forged ahead with his restructure of Russia’s security apparatus, unveiling a reshuffle of law...

    21. April 27, 2016

      Russia’s chief internet censor enlists China’s know-how

      For an authoritarian government looking to tighten control of an unruly internet, who better to call than the architect...

    22. April 14, 2016

      Ukraine must stick to the path of domestic reform

      In Ukraine, history is in danger of repeating itself. After the pro-democracy Orange revolution of 2004, efforts to...

    23. April 7, 2016

      A Dutch embarrassment for Europe and Ukraine

      In 1972, 44 years before this week’s Dutch vote on a EU-Ukraine association agreement, France held a referendum on...

    24. April 6, 2016

      A world order reshaped by Vladimir Putin’s ambition

      Moscow is out to change the world order, according to General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s military commander. The entire...

    25. March 21, 2016

      Ukraine pilot’s trial is a travesty of justice

      One of the nastier elements of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hybrid war against Ukraine has been Moscow’s practice...

    26. March 21, 2016

      Russian court prepares to find Nadia Savchenko guilty of murder

      A Russian judge on Monday paved the way for a court to find the captured Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadia Savchenko guilty...

    27. March 21, 2016

      Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ Nadia Savchenko awaits Russian murder verdict

      When a court in the Russian town of Donetsk on Monday announces its verdict in the case of Nadia Savchenko, there will...

    28. March 20, 2016

      Russia is following a clear strategy in Syria

      Vladimir Putin’s decision to pull Russian troops out of Syria hit the headlines around the world. But it should have...

    29. March 17, 2016

      Syria crisis: Russian pullback could force Assad into peace talks

      Vladimir Putin’s partial withdrawal of Russia’s air force from Syria has led to speculation he is ready to jettison...

    30. March 16, 2016

      Vladimir Putin’s hollow victory in the Syrian killing fields

      Vladimir Putin has long enjoyed a reputation for springing surprises on the international stage. He has done so again...

    31. March 15, 2016

      Mercurial Putin keeps the west guessing in Syria

      Vladimir Putin is full of surprises. His decision to withdraw Russia’s “basic forces” from Syria was forecast by no...

    32. March 15, 2016

      Vladimir Putin uses the Ukraine playbook in Syria

      Vladimir Putin is demonstrating that he has learnt one of the most important lessons of modern warfare: nations should...

    33. March 14, 2016

      Brussels warns EU banks against Russian bond deal

      Brussels is urging European banks to steer clear of Russia’s first sovereign bond issue since the imposition of western...

    34. March 13, 2016

      Car chief pays price of Russia’s waning appetite for reform

      The Golden Foam beer kiosk on Lenin Street is a sad place. Men who lost their jobs at AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest...

    35. March 11, 2016

      Turkey and Russia — friends for a while, now foes once again

      High-level gossip in Ankara has it that there is a personal element to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s desire to...

    36. February 27, 2016

      Thousands of Russians march to remember Boris Nemtsov

      Thousands of Russians have marched through Moscow to commemorate opposition politician Boris Nemtsov who was shot dead...

    37. February 25, 2016

      Moscow to issue bonds despite US warnings

      Russia is going to press ahead with plans to issue its first sovereign bond since the US and Europe imposed sanctions...

    38. February 24, 2016

      Iran should worry about the Russian agenda

      Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect two parliaments: one for the people and one for the mullahs (the 290-seat...

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