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

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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
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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
Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?
Ukrainian troops from the Donbass Battalion
Getting to grips with . . .

Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?

Kiev calls on UK and Nato for support as Moscow builds up its military on border
8 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
Biden’s strategy for taking on ‘killer’ Putin and Russia
Vladimir Putin at a military parade in Moscow in 2020
Why we’re talking about . . .

Biden’s strategy for taking on ‘killer’ Putin and Russia

Moscow erupts after US president says Russia will ‘pay’ for election meddling
18 Mar 2021
Russia and China joining forces to build first Moon base
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2018
In Brief

Russia and China joining forces to build first Moon base

Lunar pact represents ‘all kinds of security threats’ to UK and US, expert warns
11 Mar 2021
Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status
Alexei Navalny on his return to Russia from Berlin.
In Brief

Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Spokesperson for jailed opposition leader claims human rights group was ‘fed crap’ by Russian sources
25 Feb 2021
Is Germany too close to Russia for its allies’ comfort?
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin in 2020
In Depth

Is Germany too close to Russia for its allies’ comfort?

Clash over planned pipeline reignites concern over soft stance towards Moscow
10 Feb 2021
Everything we know about Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine
A health worker prepares a dose of the Sputnik V vaccine.
Getting to grips with . . .

Everything we know about Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

EU leaders signal interest after tests show jab provides 92% protection against virus
4 Feb 2021
What do the Navalny protests mean for Vladimir Putin?
Riot police detain a man during a rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny
Getting to grips with . . .

What do the Navalny protests mean for Vladimir Putin?

Tens of thousands of young Russians march in fresh demonstrations in support of the anti-Kremlin activist
1 Feb 2021
How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest
Alexei Navalny in a Moscow police station following his arrest
Global lens

How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest

Poisoned Russian opposition leader detained after returning home from Berlin
18 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy
Alexei Navalny
Stranger than fiction

Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy

FSB agent tricked into revealing bizarre details of plot to kill Putin’s chief critic
22 Dec 2020
Alexei Navalny poisoned with negroni after being ‘tailed by hit squad’
Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists during a rally
In Brief

Alexei Navalny poisoned with negroni after being ‘tailed by hit squad’

Reports say the FSB squad had been tracking Navalny since 2017
15 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 30 November
30 Nov 2020
Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?
Pro-democracy protestors demonstrate in Minsk, Belarus.
In Depth

Is Russia set to snatch Belarus’s independence?

Officials from Moscow descend on Minsk as President Alexander Lukashenko clings to power
27 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?
Donald Trump attends the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
In Depth

Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?

Britain looks set to remain high on list of Washington’s allies - but some will be cursing Biden’s election victory
11 Nov 2020
GCHQ launches war against Russian anti-vaccine propaganda
Vaccine
In Brief

GCHQ launches war against Russian anti-vaccine propaganda

State-sponsored disinformation campaigns are being blocked and agents locked out of their accounts
9 Nov 2020
Russians spreading fake news about Oxford vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine
In Brief

Russians spreading fake news about Oxford vaccine

Online disinformation campaign targets countries where Russia’s immunisation jab is being marketed
16 Oct 2020
Quiz of The Week: 10 - 16 October
Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty at the announcement of the government's new three tier lockdown system
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Quiz of The Week: 10 - 16 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
16 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’
Boris
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Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 14 October
14 Oct 2020
Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn
Vladimir Putin addressing the UN General Assembly.
In Depth

Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia among nations set to win seats on the council
13 Oct 2020
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