Shaun Walker is Moscow Correspondent for The Independent.
09 July 2013 11:59 AM
After a turbulent tenure marked by claims of corruption – and an acid attack on the artistic director – the show is finally over for the ballet's general director
05 July 2013 04:36 PM
The judge in embezzlement case has retired to consider the verdict and sentence
03 July 2013 06:26 PM
Magazine calls Russian president 'the most eligible bachelor in the country!'
03 July 2013 06:09 PM
Russia’s most wanted terrorist has vowed to cause havoc at next year’s Winter Olympics in a chilling video message posted online.
Alexander Lebedev avoids jail and is sentenced to 150 hours of community service for punching fellow tycoon on Russian TV
02 July 2013 05:00 PM
Alexander Lebedev was found guilty of battery and sentenced to 150 hours of community service by a Moscow court this afternoon, but avoided a potential jail sentence of up to five years.
01 July 2013 09:29 PM
Edward Snowden presents Moscow with an intriguing dilemma. On the one hand, his subversion of surveillance techniques and his role as a whistleblower go against everything that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the clique of former KGB officers around him stand for. On the other hand, of course, his leaks are aimed against the US, and thus a chorus of Russian officials who would find a Russian whistleblower doing the same thing repulsive has been lining up to praise Mr Snowden.
Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny bids to be mayor of Moscow despite 'political' charges of embezzlement
01 July 2013 06:03 PM
The opposition politician Alexei Navalny launched his campaign to be elected mayor of Moscow on Monday, but he could end up being sent to prison before the September vote.
29 June 2013 12:00 AM
Prosecutor shocks court with late withdrawal of accusation that punches were politically motivated
28 June 2013 07:37 PM
The final day of hearings in the trial of Alexander Lebedev was a fittingly bizarre end to a case that has rarely seemed to conform to normal ideas of justice.
27 June 2013 07:16 PM
Kevin Spacey and John Malkovich among those to offer support as tycoon claims his punch was to ‘neutralise the threat’
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'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
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The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
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