News The Murmansk detention centre where 28 Greenpeace activists, a freelance photojournalist and a film maker were being held

30 men and women detained in September when Arctic Sunrise stormed by Russian military are being transported from remote northern city of Murmansk

U2 deliver subtle dig to Medvedev in Moscow

When a huge rock band with strong political interests played in Russia for the first time, the results were never likely to be sedate.

Russian President invites Bono to tea at his Black Sea dacha

The rock music-loving Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hosted the U2 frontman, Bono, at his holiday mansion near the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday, and praised him for writing music "that unites generations".

Russia celebrates Georgian victory

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Pollution reaches new high as smog smothers Moscow

Residents don face masks while authorities fight to keep forest fires away from nuclear installation

Russia declares emergency as forest fires rage

A state of emergency was declared in seven Russian regions yesterday, as authorities struggled to cope with forest fires which have been burning for a week.

Medvedev gives more power to security services

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev signed a bill that widens the powers of the Federal Security Service, the KGB's main successor agency.

The whiz kid billionaire who says he can't go home

In his first interview with the British press since fleeing Russia, mobile phone mogul Yevgeny Chichvarkin talks to Shaun Walker

Frustration over hunt for Chechnya crusader's killers

A year after the murder of Natalya Estemirova, one of Chechnya’s leading human rights crusaders, her former colleagues and friends expressed anger today that no progress has been made in catching those behind the killing.

Expelled Russian spies 'living in Britain'

Two Russian spies expelled from their homeland have been removed to Britain where they are apparently staying on the outskirts of London.

The uncertain future awaiting swapped agents

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US and Russia swap 14 spies in Vienna

The biggest spy swap since the Cold War took place today when Russian and US planes flew into Vienna to exchange agents, defusing an espionage drama that had threatened improving relations.

Angry Putin issues warning to US over damaged relations

Ties between Russia and the United States were placed under an unexpected new strain yesterday as Vladimir Putin reacted angrily to the arrest of a ring of 10 alleged under-cover agents, telling the US: "Your police have let themselves go."

Russia seeks assurances from Britain over BP

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will seek a guarantee from David Cameron, the Prime Minister, this week that the BP oil disaster will not damage the Russian economy.

Courts overturn Obama's ban on deep-sea drilling

A judge in Louisiana delivered a blow to President Barack Obama last night, overruling his six-month ban on deep-sea oil exploration in the wake of the BP blow-out on 20 April that killed 11 men and spawned America's worst environmental disaster ever. The White House said it would appeal the decision.

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