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Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?
Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the Victory Day parade in Red Square
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Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?

Moscow has been ‘surprisingly resilient’ so far, but disaster may be around the corner
9 May 2022
Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?
Russian-speaking troops without insignia stationed outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea in 2014
Behind the scenes

Why is Russia so reliant on mercenaries?

Wagner Group fighter reportedly captured by jihadists in Mali
26 Apr 2022
Graham Phillips: the civil servant-turned-Putin propagandist
Graham Phillips during a visit to Croatia in 2021
Profile

Graham Phillips: the civil servant-turned-Putin propagandist

Former bureaucrat interviews British PoW in Ukraine
21 Apr 2022
Vladimir Putin’s ‘right-hand man’ captured in Ukraine
Viktor Medvedchuk after his arrest by the Security Service of Ukraine
Profile

Vladimir Putin’s ‘right-hand man’ captured in Ukraine

Oligarch known as ‘Grey Cardinal’ pulled strings of pro-Russian forces for decades
13 Apr 2022
Russian state media reveals plan for occupied Ukraine
A Ukrainian woman cries after returning to her destroyed neighbourhood in Bucha
Between the lines

Russian state media reveals plan for occupied Ukraine

Moscow would reportedly stage own ‘Nuremberg Trials’ following war victory
5 Apr 2022
Does Vladimir Putin know what is happening in Ukraine?
Vladimir Putin pictured during a meeting at the Kremlin
Today’s big question

Does Vladimir Putin know what is happening in Ukraine?

Russian president being ‘misled’ about botched invasion by fearful advisers, White House says
31 Mar 2022
Are the Tories really ‘anti-Russian’?
Boris Johnson in Moscow
Today’s big question

Are the Tories really ‘anti-Russian’?

PM takes tough stance over Ukraine invasion but suspicions over party funding and ‘dirty money’ abound
25 Mar 2022

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Who are the Russian oligarchs facing UK sanctions?
Igor Shuvalov meets Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin last year
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Who are the Russian oligarchs facing UK sanctions?

Boris Johnson has announced measures against a string of Kremlin-linked billionaires
4 Mar 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
23 February: Ukraine’s Independence Monument at sunrise in central Kyiv one day before Vladimir Putin gave the order for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Defiance and destruction on day six of Vladimir Putin’s war
2 Mar 2022
The ‘Russian saboteurs’ sent to murder Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (centre) has warned that he is a target of Russian mercenaries
Behind the scenes

The ‘Russian saboteurs’ sent to murder Volodymyr Zelenskyy

More than 400 mercenaries deployed to Kyiv weeks ago to assassinate president
1 Mar 2022
Is Vladimir Putin under threat from inside Russia?
The police detain a demonstrator
Global lens

Is Vladimir Putin under threat from inside Russia?

Anti-war protests have occurred daily in Russia since the invasion of Ukraine began
1 Mar 2022
Why Vladimir Putin is losing the Ukraine propaganda war
Police detain a woman at an anti-war demonstration in Moscow
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Vladimir Putin is losing the Ukraine propaganda war

President’s ‘media control machine’ scrambling to sell the conflict to Russian people
1 Mar 2022
How do Russians and Ukrainians feel about war?
Anti-war protestors in Pushkin Square, Moscow
Getting to grips with . . .

How do Russians and Ukrainians feel about war?

Anti-war demonstrations dispersed by police in a host of Russian cities
25 Feb 2022
Quiz of The Week: 19 - 25 February
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 19 - 25 February

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
25 Feb 2022
What does the Ukraine invasion mean for Vladimir Putin’s legacy?
Vladimir Putin unveils a monument to Russian soldiers of the First World War in 2014
Today’s big question

What does the Ukraine invasion mean for Vladimir Putin’s legacy?

War in Europe would mark a ‘massive escalation’ – but Russian president may not be concerned about short-term fallout
23 Feb 2022
Why the US is warning about Russian ‘kill lists’
Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Svitlodarsk, Ukraine
Between the lines

Why the US is warning about Russian ‘kill lists’

Officials claim to have intelligence about plan to murder prominent Ukrainians
21 Feb 2022
Does Macron have a ‘historic solution’ for Russia-Ukraine tensions?
French President Emmanuel Macron
Today’s big question

Does Macron have a ‘historic solution’ for Russia-Ukraine tensions?

Effort to defuse stand-off puts French president at ‘centre of diplomacy in Europe’
7 Feb 2022
How China could win in Russia-Ukraine row
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping pictured together in 2019
In Depth

How China could win in Russia-Ukraine row

Potential conflict in Europe highlights ‘deepening ties’ between Beijing and Moscow
2 Feb 2022
Putin’s choice of ‘puppet’ to lead Ukraine
Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Russian security council
Profile

Putin’s choice of ‘puppet’ to lead Ukraine

Media magnate threatens legal action after being named in plot to install pro-Kremlin government in Kiev
24 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
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
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
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Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
What does Alexei Navalny’s return mean for Putin?
Alexi Navalny addresses reporters in Moscow.
In Depth

What does Alexei Navalny’s return mean for Putin?

Leading dissident vows to ‘destroy’ Russian leader following full recovery from novichok attack
2 Oct 2020
Why Russia wants to disconnect from the internet
Putin
In Depth

Why Russia wants to disconnect from the internet

Kremlin planning to unplug in preparation for potential cyberwar
12 Feb 2019
‘Murdered’ journalist who fled Russia appears on TV
Arkady Babchenko
In Depth

‘Murdered’ journalist who fled Russia appears on TV

Kremlin critic’s death had been faked in an attempt to flush out people who were trying to kill him
30 May 2018
Who’s who in Russia’s presidential election
Putin
In Brief

Who’s who in Russia’s presidential election

In Depth: can any of the seven rival candidates unseat Putin?
12 Feb 2018
Trump associate 'proposed Putin deal'
A doorman stands in front of Trump Tower on New York's Fifth Avenue
In Brief

Trump associate 'proposed Putin deal'

Republicans look to limit investigation as emails emerge of Trump associate bragging he and Putin 'will get Donald elected'
30 Aug 2017
Vladimir Putin critic in coma after suspected poisoning
Kara-Murza
In Brief

Vladimir Putin critic in coma after suspected poisoning

Opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza placed in medical coma - two years after suffering similar symptoms
7 Feb 2017
Russia spends £1m to keep the rain away
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In Brief

Russia spends £1m to keep the rain away

Kremlin forks out for 'cloud seeding' programme in bid for sunny May Day parade
3 May 2016
Russia's troll army: how the propaganda factory operates
Lyudmila Savchuk - Internet Research
In Depth

Russia's troll army: how the propaganda factory operates

Journalist posing as a pro-Kremlin employee wins case against shadowy agency known as Internet Research
18 Aug 2015
Vladimir Putin reappears – but where has he been?
President Vladimir Putin
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Vladimir Putin reappears – but where has he been?

Putin makes his first public appearance in almost two weeks, but it hasn't put the rumours to rest
16 Mar 2015
BORIS NEMTSOV: Will his killers ever be caught?
Rally for Boris Nemtsov in Moscow
In Depth

BORIS NEMTSOV: Will his killers ever be caught?

World leaders call for full and transparent investigation into murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov
2 Mar 2015
RT: Putin's mouthpiece or a home for alternative voices?
Claims of a pro-Kremlin bias are tarnishing Russia Today
In Depth

RT: Putin's mouthpiece or a home for alternative voices?

Latest Russia Today journalist quits and accuses channel of 'disrespecting the facts'
21 Jul 2014
Ukraine crisis: EU and US need a more joined-up approach
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Ukraine crisis: EU and US need a more joined-up approach

Stefan Wolff and Tatyana Malyarenko propose a three-point plan to deal with Russian intransigence
25 Apr 2014
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