Vladimir Putin

‘Secrecy over Tory MP accused of rape is damaging to democracy’
Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday
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‘Secrecy over Tory MP accused of rape is damaging to democracy’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
19 May 2022
Can Ukraine beat Russia in the battle for Donbas?
Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Donbas
Getting to grips with . . .

Can Ukraine beat Russia in the battle for Donbas?

Azovstal steel works ‘heroic hold-out’ could prove decisive
18 May 2022
What will happen to Ukraine’s captured Mariupol troops?
More than 260 soldiers have so far been evacuated to Russian-controlled territory
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What will happen to Ukraine’s captured Mariupol troops?

Russian MPs call for fighters evacuated from Azovstal steelworks to be put to death
18 May 2022
What are the phosphorus bombs ‘pummelling’ Ukraine?
White phosphorus being dropped by the Assad regime in Douma, Syria
Fact file

What are the phosphorus bombs ‘pummelling’ Ukraine?

Footage shows ‘brightly burning munitions’ launched by Russian forces hitting Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks
17 May 2022
‘Was a new statue of Thatcher really a wise idea?’
Margaret Thatcher statue in Grantham
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‘Was a new statue of Thatcher really a wise idea?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
17 May 2022
The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin addresses a press conference on Nato membership in April
Getting to grips with . . .

The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid

Helsinki formally declares intention to join military alliance
16 May 2022
‘If the UK had won, Eurovision 2023 would have been at a Travel Tavern off the M4’
 Members of the band Kalush Orchestra pose onstage with the Ukrainian flag
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‘If the UK had won, Eurovision 2023 would have been at a Travel Tavern off the M4’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
16 May 2022

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Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

Oligarch claims Russian president has blood cancer in leaked recording
13 May 2022
The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths
Vladimir Putin has previously deployed ‘extreme measures’ to crush opposition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths

Six figures with ties to the Kremlin have died since Vladimir Putin launched Ukraine war
10 May 2022
Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?
Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the Victory Day parade in Red Square
The latest on . . .

Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?

Moscow has been ‘surprisingly resilient’ so far, but disaster may be around the corner
9 May 2022
Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’
Vladimir Putin during meetings at the Kremlin
Behind the scenes

Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’

Moscow’s military top brass being blamed for Ukraine ‘quagmire’, defence minister says
6 May 2022
The predictions for Putin’s Victory Day parade
A soldier waves a flag during the Victory Day parade in 2015
In Depth

The predictions for Putin’s Victory Day parade

Analysts fear British PoWs may be put on display during military celebration in Moscow
4 May 2022
‘Other wannabe Putins await to sow death and destruction’
Vladimir Putin
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‘Other wannabe Putins await to sow death and destruction’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
28 Apr 2022
The battle over the Donbas
Ukrainian soldiers in a tank
In Depth

The battle over the Donbas

Russia’s main war aim in Ukraine is now ‘the liberation of the Donbas’
28 Apr 2022
How dangerous is Putin’s new nuclear weapon?
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Fact file

How dangerous is Putin’s new nuclear weapon?

Russian state TV claims ‘Satan II’ atomic missile could wipe UK off map
28 Apr 2022
Liz Truss lays out Britain’s aims for Ukraine war
Liz Truss delivers a speech at Mansion House
In Brief

Liz Truss lays out Britain’s aims for Ukraine war

Foreign secretary reportedly fears that the conflict could continue for up to ten years
28 Apr 2022
Has World War Three started?
Ukrainian soldiers patrol on the frontline in Zolote, Ukraine
In Depth

Has World War Three started?

Russian foreign minister warns that escalation of Ukraine conflict is a ‘real’ danger
27 Apr 2022
Gerhard Schröder: the ex-German chancellor turned Putin’s man
Gerhard Schröder addresses journalists in 2020
Profile

Gerhard Schröder: the ex-German chancellor turned Putin’s man

Former leader refuses to quit roles with Russian energy companies
26 Apr 2022
Russia can still ‘win’ Ukraine war
Ukrainian soldiers guard a checkpoint outside Kyiv
In Brief

Russia can still ‘win’ Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin adjusts tactics after ‘humiliation’ for second phase of invasion
22 Apr 2022
Book review: The Age of the Strongman by Gideon Rachman
Vladimir Putin shirtless and fishing
In Review

Book review: The Age of the Strongman by Gideon Rachman

Rachman analyses strategies used by Putin, Duterte and Bolsonaro to hold onto power
15 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
What counts as a war crime?
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the UN Security Council
Fact file

What counts as a war crime?

Atrocities in Borodyanka ‘more horrific’ than Bucha, says President Zelenskyy
8 Apr 2022
Quiz of The Week: 4 April - 8 April
A Ukrainian woman cries after returning to her destroyed neighbourhood in Bucha
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 4 April - 8 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
8 Apr 2022
Should lawyers be barred from acting for oligarchs?
Sign of Harbottle & Lewis law firm
Today’s big question

Should lawyers be barred from acting for oligarchs?

Ministers have accused ‘amoral’ lawyers of working for allies of Russian president
8 Apr 2022
Hungary sides with Russia on gas payments
Vladimir Putin
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Hungary sides with Russia on gas payments

Vladimir Putin has gambled on a threat to cut energy supplies in response to sanctions
7 Apr 2022
Who are Vladimir Putin’s daughters?
Vladimir Putin and his children in 2002
Profile

Who are Vladimir Putin’s daughters?

Russian President’s children could be targeted by economic sanctions
6 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
Will Putin face justice for Russian atrocities in Ukraine?
Bodies being loaded in to a van in Bucha, Ukraine
Today’s big question

Will Putin face justice for Russian atrocities in Ukraine?

Western allies united in effort to document war crimes amid outrage over Bucha massacre
4 Apr 2022
Vladimir Putin’s beliefs and superstitions
Vladimir Putin crosses himself in church
In Depth

Vladimir Putin’s beliefs and superstitions

Some commentators have pointed to Russian president’s faith as motive for Ukraine war
31 Mar 2022
Has Kyiv fought off Russia’s invasion?
Ukrainian soldiers stand guard
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Has Kyiv fought off Russia’s invasion?

Moscow says it is ‘drastically’ cutting back operations around the capital city
29 Mar 2022
‘One million women may have missed mammograms during the pandemic’
Woman undergoes mammogram
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‘One million women may have missed mammograms during the pandemic’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
29 Mar 2022
Vladimir Putin’s narrative of Russian victimhood examined
Prayer service dedicated to 1033rd anniversary of the Christianisation of Kyivan Rus-Ukraine at monument to St Volodymyr in Kyiv in July 2021
Expert’s view

Vladimir Putin’s narrative of Russian victimhood examined

Russian president has repeatedly pointed to his country’s history to justify Ukraine invasion
28 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
President Vladimir Putin’s height problem
Vladimir Putin and two of his ministers
Why we’re talking about . . .

President Vladimir Putin’s height problem

Critics suggest Russian leader has ‘Napoleon complex’
25 Mar 2022
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