The singer turned down a request to sing at the Sochi opening ceremony
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Friday 06 December 2013
The corridors of Russian power are studied through the history of the Kremlin
Thursday 28 November 2013
Putin's chief of staff Sergei Ivanov was well known to the murdered double-agent
Vladimir Putin is awarded grandmaster rank in taekwondo and given black belt - despite not practising the sport
Thursday 14 November 2013
Russian president now ranks higher than Chuck Norris in South Korean martial art
Putin is a 'proud buff dude' and Russia should not be vilified for anti-gay laws ahead of Sochi Olympic Games, says US swimmer
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Richard Alther appeals to Russia President to treat gay athletes with compassion and respect
Arctic protest banner by Greenpeace receives frosty reception from authorities during Champions League match
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Uefa opens disciplinary proceedings against FC Basel after four abseiling environmentalists stopped play during fixture against Schalke
Syria crisis: John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov announce 'constructive' Geneva meeting to continue in New York as US and Russia push for 'Geneva 2' peace talks
Friday 13 September 2013
The international envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, today held a three way meeting with John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov as key talks in Geneva enter the second day.
Moscow mayor election: Defeat for Vladimir Putin’s biggest rival Alexei Navalny may yet be a pivotal moment
Monday 09 September 2013
Anti-corruption candidate sought votes by attacking Russia’s president
Thursday 22 August 2013
Moscow is trying to seize assets in Serbia allegedly belonging to the late Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, in an apparent attempt to claim some of what may be left of the fortune of Vladimir Putin’s once bitter foe.
Friday 09 August 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin cut a lonely figure today after he was spotted wandering by himself through the streets of St Petersburg.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
A striking theme of the court case was the length to which GE goes to avoid paying US taxes. Although based firmly in the US, Gecas and PK were were technically established in low-tax Shannon in Ireland and Luxembourg.
Monday 29 July 2013
'This pike weighs no more than 26.5 pounds' one commentator noted. 'Unless it swallowed a bar of gold'
Sunday 28 July 2013
Popular British gay bars and nightclubs have joined a global boycott of Russian vodka brands following allegations of human rights abuses by Vladimir Putin’s government.
Mission implausible: Vladimir Putin dives to bottom of Gulf of Finland in search of another photo op
Monday 15 July 2013
Last time Vladimir Putin went into the sea for a photo opportunity, he brought back from the depths a collection of shards of ancient pottery (which later turned out to have been planted for him to find).
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Russia’s most wanted terrorist has vowed to cause havoc at next year’s Winter Olympics in a chilling video message posted online.
Vladimir Putin confirms Edward Snowden is still in Moscow airport and blocks US extradition demands, as Venezuela says it would consider asylum request
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Russian President says former CIA employee remains a free man, and the sooner he chooses destination the better
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
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