Vladimir Putin

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
What would it take to topple Lukashenko’s ‘rogue regime’?
Alexander Lukashenko
Today’s big question

What would it take to topple Lukashenko’s ‘rogue regime’?

Amid calls for tighter sanctions some say the International Criminal Court should step in
4 Aug 2021
Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline
Angela Merkel and Joe Biden at the White House
Behind the scenes

Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline

Joe Biden accused of ‘total surrender to Putin’ over controversial gas pipeline
22 Jul 2021
Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?
US President Joe Biden
Getting to grips with . . .

Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?

Joe Biden orders probe into latest hack of hundreds of US businesses
5 Jul 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
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Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron leading push to reset EU relations with Moscow
24 Jun 2021

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GB News launch
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‘GB News boycott will infuriate hundreds of thousands of consumers’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
17 Jun 2021
‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’
Daniel Morgan
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‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 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
A history of the KGB
Vladimir Putin served in the KGB for 16 years
Getting to grips with . . .

A history of the KGB

Security agency’s grim history leaves a legacy of terror for political opponents
2 Jun 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
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
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
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
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Brief

Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021
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
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
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
Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’
Boris
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 14 October
14 Oct 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
Michael Cohen: four key claims in ex-lawyer’s Trump memoir
Michael Cohen
In Depth

Michael Cohen: four key claims in ex-lawyer’s Trump memoir

The president’s former fixer claims his then boss made sexual comments about underage daughter
9 Sep 2020
Vladimir Putin prepares force to put down Belarus protests
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Vladimir Putin prior to a Collective Security Treaty Organisation summit in 2017
In Brief

Vladimir Putin prepares force to put down Belarus protests

Russian president confirms he is ready to send support to bolster Alexander Lukashenko’s rule
28 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’
Kellyanne Conway
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 25 August
25 Aug 2020
Corbyn’s refusal to condemn Russia was ‘wrong’, says ex-aide
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In Brief

Corbyn’s refusal to condemn Russia was ‘wrong’, says ex-aide

New book claims refusal to condemn Russia over Skripal poisoning fuelled ‘doubts’ of both Labour MPs and voters about his leadership
25 Aug 2020
Has Alexei Navalny fallen foul of a ‘Putin poisoning’?
In Brief

Has Alexei Navalny fallen foul of a ‘Putin poisoning’?

Russian opposition leader in Siberian hospital after falling ill on plane
20 Aug 2020
Belarus election crisis: will Russia intervene?
Putin Lukashenko
In Depth

Belarus election crisis: will Russia intervene?

Minsk approaches Moscow for support amid violent protests over alleged election rigging
17 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’
scottish independence
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 22 July
22 Jul 2020
Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report
MI5 building
In Depth

Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report

Former spy chief says outdated security laws allow foreign agents to act with impunity
22 Jul 2020
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