An analysis of war games predicted it would take less than three days for Russian forces to occupy the Estonian and Latvian capitals
Former diplomat claims Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun left polonium-210 when they arrived to protest their innocence
Around 500 people were cleared out from two stations — though no bomb appears to have been found
The documentary about a long-lost Russian tenor was presented by the singer Marc Almond who has a fascination with Kozin's "pure, beautiful voice and his expressive lyrical quality"
There are fears that fighters at country's northern border could look to mount an invasion
Up to 70,000 passengers will be affected each month
The skirmish at the play centre near Moscow was captured on CCTV
President Assad expressed his gratitude for Russia's military intervention
Observers say at least 12 jihadist fighters were killed by the Kremlin’s first wave of attacks centred on Raqqa, the ‘caliphate’ capital
The Russian foreign ministry said Moscow could join a coalition as long as Syria are included in international efforts to combat Isis
'Polish policy led to the disaster in September 1939, because during the 1930s Poland repeatedly blocked the formation of a coalition against Hitler's Germany'
For 150 years the railway line between Moscow and St Petersburg ran as straight as an arrow for 403 miles. Straight, but for one big bend near Novgorod. The story goes that Tsar Nicholas was so fed up of officials dithering over the route that he plonked a ruler on the map and drew a straight line between the two cities, accidentally drawing around his finger in the process. Too terrified to point out his error, the builders constructed the railway with the Tsar's bump in place.
Russia wants and needs help with major modernisation, not just in the energy sector, but with all kinds of capital projects
Alyokhina said the amnesty was a ‘PR stunt’ and she would have stayed in prison if she could
But government needs to 'limit appetite' of agency with clear ground rules
The two countries’ leaders reached agreement at talks in the Kremlin that appeared to begin frostily but ended with them laughing at a ceremony where documents were signed on reducing trade barriers