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Arguments and demands of president and his government “have no grounds in reality”
The corridors of Russian power are studied through the history of the Kremlin
Volunteer coaches provide time worth £7.9bn a year, based on the minimum wage
Putin's chief of staff Sergei Ivanov was well known to the murdered double-agent
Some analysts interpret Moscow delegation's trip as a shot across Washington's bows
A former teacher whose Russian ex-husband refused to return their two sons after they went for a visit to Russia has suffered a setback in her landmark legal fight to win them back.
Ever since Malcolm Allison declared that his club would now hurl themselves on “the cowards of Europe” and promptly got himself knocked out in the first round by Fenerbahce, the European Cup has cast its shadow over Manchester City.
Richard Alther appeals to Russia President to treat gay athletes with compassion and respect
A jailed member of the punk band Pussy Riot has launched a hunger strike to protest against living conditions in prison which she says “treat women like cattle”.
Activists have issued a plea to Vladimir Putin to order the Coast Guard - a branch of Russia's Federal Security Service - to 'holster their guns'
Mo Farah could conceivably target a golden treble at the next Olympics, according to the great Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie.
Fire is thought to have been caused by a patient either smoking or setting himself alight
Jamaican powered through after slow start
Russian newspaper reports Snowden discussed his flight plans with consulate in Hong Kong prior to departure, despite Putin claims his arrival was 'complete surprise'
Gabby Logan has spoken of her personal discomfort at presenting this month’s World Athletics Championships in Russia amid the furore over the country’s homophobic laws.
After his latest golden double, the distance runner relishes the idea of tackling 26.2 miles in London