Will Russia try to invade Ukraine in 2022?
Ukrainian troops from the Donbass Battalion
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Russia try to invade Ukraine in 2022?

Joe Biden says he thinks Putin will ‘move in’ but does not want ‘full-blown war’
20 Jan 2022
How Russian is Ukraine?
Vladimir Putin wall art
Expert’s view

How Russian is Ukraine?

Moscow politicians continue to frame Ukraine as Russian for their own benefits
18 Jan 2022
Why Kazakhstan protests sparked ‘colour revolution’ fears
Protestors take to the streets in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Kazakhstan protests sparked ‘colour revolution’ fears

Russian-led military bloc to start withdrawing troops as detentions near 10,000
12 Jan 2022
Why the closure of human rights group Memorial is a ‘bad omen for Russia’s future’
Memorial supporters outside the supreme court
In Focus

Why the closure of human rights group Memorial is a ‘bad omen for Russia’s future’

Dubbed ‘Russia’s conscience’, the watchdog shone a light on the atrocities of the Soviet era
7 Jan 2022
The potential fallout if Kazakhstan becomes Russia’s next Ukraine
Security forces on the streets in Almaty, Kazakhstan
In Depth

The potential fallout if Kazakhstan becomes Russia’s next Ukraine

Moscow deploys troops as clashes turn deadly in former Soviet state
6 Jan 2022
Everything we know so far about Kazakhstan’s state of emergency
Protestors circle a car in Almaty, Kazakhstan
In Depth

Everything we know so far about Kazakhstan’s state of emergency

Government forced to resign amid protests over fuel prices
5 Jan 2022
Lost citizenship, wasted jabs and alarming doorbells
Priti Patel
Podcast

Lost citizenship, wasted jabs and alarming doorbells

Are some British citizens more equal than others? Why are governments throwing away Covid vaccines? And will even our doorbells turn against us?
17 Dec 2021

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Crypto-positivity, Barbados and a 3D-printed eye
Koh Samui, Thailand
Podcast

Crypto-positivity, Barbados and a 3D-printed eye

Why is Thailand betting big on crypto-currency? Will Barbados benefit from being a republic? And what can we expect from the next generation of prosth…
3 Dec 2021
Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV
Vladimir Putin
Podcast

Elk arrests, bootleg gas and self-curing HIV

Will a dead moose bring down a Russian opposition leader? Who is smuggling refrigerants into the UK? And how did an Argentinian woman rid herself of H…
26 Nov 2021
Vladimir Putin and his mysterious love life
Vladimir Putin and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Putina
Profile

Vladimir Putin and his mysterious love life

His relationship status and how many children he has are taboo subjects in Russian media
24 Nov 2021
How a dead moose has edged Russia closer to stand-off with the West
Vladimir Putin feeds a calf during a 2010 visit to Moose Island National Park
In Depth

How a dead moose has edged Russia closer to stand-off with the West

Spate of arrests in ‘new era of repression’ risks further poisoning Moscow’s foreign relations
23 Nov 2021
Migrant row defeat triggers ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Belarus
Migrants inside temporary accommodation in Bruzgi, Belarus
In Depth

Migrant row defeat triggers ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Belarus

Dictator forced to find shelter for tens of thousands of stranded asylum seekers
19 Nov 2021
How did World War One end?
World War One, First World War, Armistice
In Depth

How did World War One end?

Duchess of Cornwall marks Armistice Day at Westminster Abbey
11 Nov 2021
Nagorno-Karabakh ‘laced with mines’ one year on from ceasefire
The aftermath of shelling in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh
Global lens

Nagorno-Karabakh ‘laced with mines’ one year on from ceasefire

‘War wounds’ still open as Armenia and Azerbaijan mark first anniversary of deadly conflict
10 Nov 2021
What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?
Migrants massing on the border between Belarus and Poland
Today’s big question

What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?

Warsaw fears escalation of armed conflict as hundreds of migrants try to enter EU
9 Nov 2021
Has Russia’s vaccine disinformation fatally backfired?
Tourists wearing face masks walk through Red Square, Moscow
In Depth

Has Russia’s vaccine disinformation fatally backfired?

Country’s Covid deaths climb to record high as authorities grapple with jab mistrust
4 Nov 2021
Washington and Moscow working to ‘quietly’ forge closer relations
Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden shake hands ahead of a summit in Geneva, Switzerland in June
Behind the scenes

Washington and Moscow working to ‘quietly’ forge closer relations

Secretive meetings part of ‘more sober’ approach to dealings between US and Russia
2 Nov 2021
What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?
Armed soldiers without identifying insignia stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea
Today’s big question

What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?

Government in talks to sell missiles to ​​Kiev in first ever arms deal
21 Oct 2021
What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?
Vladimir Putin
Today’s big question

What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?

Russia accused of using the energy crisis to speed up approval of controversial pipeline
7 Oct 2021
Russia’s elections: a triumph for stage-managed ‘democracy’
Russian President Vladimir Putin
In Brief

Russia’s elections: a triumph for stage-managed ‘democracy’

Kremlin candidates were declared the winners in all of Moscow’s 15 districts
30 Sep 2021
Why Russia’s Covid death toll is spiking a year after vaccine approval
A nurse inoculates volunteer Ilya Dubrovin, 36, with Russia's new coronavirus vaccine in a post-registration trials at a clinic in Moscow on September 10, 2020.
In Depth

Why Russia’s Covid death toll is spiking a year after vaccine approval

Russians shunning jabs despite rapid spread of Delta variant
12 Aug 2021
Biden’s meeting with Putin: a win for the Kremlin?
Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in Geneva
Global lens

Biden’s meeting with Putin: a win for the Kremlin?

The Russian and US presidents met last week, but didn’t look into each others’ souls
25 Jun 2021
Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin
Getting to grips with . . .

Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron leading push to reset EU relations with Moscow
24 Jun 2021
Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting
Joe Biden during the G7 summit in Cornwall
Behind the scenes

Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting

Tensions high as two leaders meet today for first time since US president took office
16 Jun 2021
Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’
Alexander Lukashenko
The latest on . . .

Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’

European foreign ministers mulling economic action after Ryanair plane ‘hijacking’
28 May 2021
How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West
The aftermath of a suspected Russian airstrike in Syria’s northern province of Idle
In Depth

How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West

Moscow deploys nuclear bombers to strengthen Bashar al-Assad’s regime - and boost its own power
28 May 2021
Russia ‘wary’ of defending ally Belarus amid plane hijack row
Alexander Lukashenko
In Depth

Russia ‘wary’ of defending ally Belarus amid plane hijack row

Moscow on defensive as EU threatens economic sanctions against Minsk
26 May 2021
San Marino first European country to offer ‘vaccine vacation’
Shipments of the Russian Sputnik vaccine
In Brief

San Marino first European country to offer ‘vaccine vacation’

Tiny landlocked nation to give Russian Sputnik vaccine to paying tourists
14 May 2021
Catfishing, malaria and timelessness
Deep Time project
Podcast

Catfishing, malaria and timelessness

Why are dating scams on the rise? Have scientists made a breakthrough in the battle against malaria? And can humans live without a sense of time?
30 Apr 2021
The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk
Vladimir Putin pictured in March
Behind the scenes

The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk

Russia facing EU sanctions as 450,000 Alexei Navalny supporters prepare to hit nation’s streets
19 Apr 2021
Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names
A protester is confronted by police
Podcast

Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names

Are human rights going backwards? Is Russia squaring up to Ukraine again? And why are we censoring maps?
16 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man
Vladimir Putin in Siberia in 2009
Tall Tales

Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Apr 2021
Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase
Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic
In Brief

Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase

EU’s Covid jabs crisis claims first major political scalp
29 Mar 2021
Inside the plan to free Putin’s ‘greatest enemy’, Alexei Navalny
Pro-Navalny protestors during a demonstration in Moscow
In Depth

Inside the plan to free Putin’s ‘greatest enemy’, Alexei Navalny

Anti-Kremlin activists promise mass protest ahead of national election
24 Mar 2021
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