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Shaun Walker

Shaun Walker is Moscow Correspondent for The Independent.

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Ebb and flow: the rooms complement the river views

Room service: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Asian fusion on a great divide

The Olympic Rings are displayed outside Adler airport, near Sochi

Gay Olympians competing at Sochi Winter Games face risk of prosecution under Russia’s crackdown

Minister confirms that athletes and fans who ‘flaunt’ their sexuality will be prosecuted

Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina during the hearing of her appeal

Member of Pussy Riot refused parole in Russia

Plight of the band has drawn international attention

The fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden alleged yesterday that the National Security Agency was 'in bed together' with German intelligence

Edward Snowden latest: NSA whistleblower will stay in Moscow airport, says lawyer

US fugitive still awaiting papers allowing him to enter Russia while his request for asylum is being considered

Russia temporarily freed Alexei Navalny today

Navalny may run for Moscow mayor after being freed on bail

The opposition leader Alexei Navalny was bailed pending his appeal today, less than 24 hours after he was given a five-year sentence for embezzlement in a trial widely regarded as political.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny stands inside a courtroom in Kirov

Anger grows after Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is jailed

Activist conviction for corruption has been condemned by the EU and the US

Rustam Ibragimbekov and Ilham Aliyev will go head to head for the Azeri presidency

Director vs dictator: Oscar-winning film-maker Rustam Ibragimbekov stands for Azerbaijan presidency

One has an Oscar, the other rules oil-rich Azerbaijan with an iron fist. Can Rustam Ibragimbekov overcome Ilham Aliyev in the battle  for the presidency? 

Edward Snowden at a meeting with human rights campaigners at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport today

Edward Snowden 'yet to seek' Russia asylum as NSA whistleblower emerges from hiding

Fugitive from US intelligence services emerges from hiding at Moscow airport and says he wants to be allowed to fly to Latin America

Marriage, Ukrainian-style: Hopeful bachelors from all over the world head to Odessa in search of a wife

Western men are flocking to Ukraine to find love. But Odessa's dating scene isn't quite what it seems, as Shaun Walker discovers.

Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died in prison in 2009

'The height of absurdity': Moscow court finds whistle-blowing Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky guilty of fraud - three years after his death

Co-accused British investor also sentenced to nine years in prison - but is unlikely to be jailed

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