Shaun Walker

Shaun Walker is Moscow Correspondent for The Independent.

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Osmayev after his arrest, his injuries covered with iodine

Trial of public schoolboy behind plot to kill Vladimir Putin is fixed, warns his wife

Russian security services feared to be  behind charges

Akram Aylisli is in trouble for portraying violence by Azerbaijanis against Armenians

Bring me the ear of Akram Aylisli! Politician offers £8,000 for attack on writer

Head of political party offers £8,000 for author's body part over controversial novel

Russian coal mine blast kills 18 people, heightening concerns over country's ageing infrastructure and poor safety standards

Blast took place at a depth of about 800 metres at the Vorkutinsky mine, in the city of Vorkuta

Valeria Lukyanova, the human Barbie doll, has become a global sensation

Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Meet Ukraine’s real-life Barbie girl

Ukraine’s real-life Barbie girl loves living in her Barbie world. Shaun Walker meets her in Odessa

Osmayev after his arrest, his injuries covered with iodine

Adam Osmayev: the public schoolboy and a plot to kill Vladimir Putin

In 1998 he was doing his A-levels at an elite college near Stroud. Now he’s on trial in Ukraine for trying to kill the Russian President. Shaun Walker investigates in Odessa

German Gorbuntsov after recovering in hospital

Moscow arrest linked to Canary Wharf mafia-style hit on Russian banker German Gorbuntsov

Moscow police say they have arrested the man they believe was behind a mafia-style hit on a Russian businessman in London last year.

Postcard from... Moscow

Last week, a flight from Moscow to Phuket was forced to land in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, after a passenger got so aggressive that a fight broke out on board and the pilot decided the safety of the crew and other passengers was at risk. The incident, just a week after a drunk passenger assaulted a steward on a flight to Hurghada in Egypt, has again raised the issue of mile-high hooliganism in Russia.

Kravchuk, Shushkevich and Yeltsin sign the agreement

Reds not dead? Document that dissolved the Soviet Union goes missing

The historic document that heralded the collapse of the Soviet Union has gone missing from an archive in Belarus, according to one of its signatories.

There are over 100,000 orphans in Russia, and another 200,000 in care whose parents are alive. Many disabled children are left in institutions

Russia's casualties of the new Cold War

Vladimir Putin's retaliatory ban on American adoptions is hurting some of the nation's most disadvantaged

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Return to Stalingrad: Nostalgia for Uncle Joe alive and well in Volgograd

The name has changed, but the city remains defined by the brutal battle that ended 70 years ago

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