Time magazine releases striking cover showing Washington transforming into Moscow

It has turned heads to say the least

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The Independent Online

The message seems to be pretty clear.

For the first time in more than a decade, Time magazine’s front cover has abandoned a cover line and instead given over the space to a drawing of Donald Trump’s White House, morphing into St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square.

The cover was published after a flurry of news that shook Washington, including the claim that he leaked sensitive information to the Russian foreign minister, sacked FBI Director James Comey, asked Mr Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn.

On Wednesday, it was announced the Department of Justice had appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take charge of the probe into alleged links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Time’s executive editor Matt Vella, wrote on Twitter: “Our new cover this morning, it’s been a decade since @TIME did not have a cover line.”

Update: An earlier version of this story stated the Time cover showed the White House transforming 'into the Kremlin'. This has been corrected to 'St Basil's Cathedral', which sits next to the seat of Russian government on Red Square in Moscow.