A Ukrainian soldier stands guard as residents collect food parcels

Ukraine: Yanukovych ally Oleg Kalashnikov shot dead in Kiev

One-Minute Read
Thu 16 Apr, AT 11:31

A number of officials with ties to ex-president Viktor Yanukovych have recently died in suspicious circumstances

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin

North Korea and Russia's 'year of friendship': what does it mean?

Fri 13 Mar, AT 15:54

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin forge a 'pariah alliance' to 'poke a finger' at America and the West

President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin reappears – but where has he been?

One-Minute Read
Mon 16 Mar, AT 13:05

Putin makes his first public appearance in almost two weeks, but it hasn't put the rumours to rest

Russia's opposition supporters march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov

Boris Nemtsov: conspiracy theories begin to emerge

Tue 3 Mar, AT 14:07

Was Nemtsov killed by Islamists, the West, Putin's opponents or the Russian president himself?

Rally for Boris Nemtsov in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov: will his killers be brought to justice?

First Reaction
Mon 2 Mar, AT 11:32

World leaders call for full and transparent investigation into murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov

Ukrainian government's forces in Eastern Ukraine

Europe 'sleep-walked' into Ukraine crisis, say peers

One-Minute Read
Fri 20 Feb, AT 09:05

House of Lords committee accuses UK and EU of a 'catastrophic misreading' of the mood in Russia

UK Secretary of Defence Michael Fallon

Putin as big a threat to Europe as Islamic State, says Fallon

One-Minute Read
Thu 19 Feb, AT 08:50

Defence secretary warns that Russia poses a 'real and present danger' to the Baltic States

Alexander Litvinenko inquiry: what we have learned so far

Tue 3 Feb, AT 15:55

Inquiry continues to hear 'some of the most astonishing evidence ever given in an English courtroom'


Russian treasure hunt as storm washes amber ashore

One-Minute Read
Mon 12 Jan, AT 11:12

The 'free gift from nature' caused by a powerful Baltic storm prompted a rush into freezing water

Moscow traffic

Transsexuals barred from driving in Russia under new laws

One-Minute Read
Fri 9 Jan, AT 10:15

Transsexuality, fetishism and pathological gambling listed as mental disorders that make driving dangerous