Shaun Walker is Moscow Correspondent for The Independent.
Alexander Lebedev appears in court over punching property tycoon Sergei Polonsky on Russian television show
07 May 2013 03:12 PM
Alexander Lebedev, the Russian businessman whose family owns The Independent, appeared in a Moscow courtroom today to hear charges read against him that could land him in prison for up to five years.
26 April 2013 06:42 PM
A fire at a psychiatric hospital outside Moscow killed 38 people early this morning, many of them patients who burned to death while under heavy sedation.
25 April 2013 07:04 PM
The Russian leader also denied that his new term has seen an increase in ‘Stalinist’ tendencies
24 April 2013 07:05 PM
The opposition leader Alexei Navalny gave a grand-standing speech in his opening remarks to the provincial court trying him on embezzlement charges. Mr Navalny, an anti-corruption blogger who led street protests against President Vladimir Putin, dismissed the case as “political revenge”.
22 April 2013 08:53 PM
As US investigators attempt to piece together the motivations and allegiances that led Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to bomb the Boston Marathon, attention is turning to the six-month stint that Tamerlan spent in southern Russia in early 2012. He stayed with his father in Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan, the mountainous republic in southern Russia that borders the family’s ancestral homeland, Chechnya.
Six die after man opens fire in the street in Russian town of Belgorod - 'because someone had scratched his car'
22 April 2013 07:39 PM
Six people were killed in the Russian town of Belgorod yesterday after a gunman opened fire in a central street, reportedly in anger that someone had scratched his car.
19 April 2013 07:48 PM
Violence has traditionally been aimed at Russia rather than the West
'This case is nonsense': Defiant anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny goes on trial as Vladimir Putin brings his biggest critic to the dock – in Russia’s
17 April 2013 11:26 AM
Anti-corruption activist faces 10 years in jail if found guilty of embezzlement
16 April 2013 12:00 AM
12 April 2013 05:39 PM
Russian President unveils ambitious plans at new launchpad site, including manned flight to Mars
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
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