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Tuesday 19 February 2013
Eight people have been arrested in Russia after a politician's body was found stuffed in a barrel of cement.
Thursday 07 February 2013
The historic document that heralded the collapse of the Soviet Union has gone missing from an archive in Belarus, according to one of its signatories.
Thursday 24 January 2013
The London court case brought by Pavel Karpov is an interesting development, because if the case comes in front of a judge it would be likely to throw up details that officials fingered for their alleged involvement in the fraud would perhaps prefer to keep quiet.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Maria Alekhina, one of the three members of the punk band Pussy Riot jailed over a stunt in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral last year, lost an appeal for clemency today.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Tens of thousands of Muscovites braved icy weather to march through the centre of Moscow in protest at a new law that bans the adoption of Russian children by American citizens.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
The upper house of parliament has approved a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
Friday 21 December 2012
Everyone from nervous, hasty converts to tin-foiled pilgrims looking for room in a mountain were left somewhat wanting, says Peter Popham
Friday 21 December 2012
A President in failing health? Not judging by this performance Shaun Walker saw in Moscow
Thursday 20 December 2012
A Russian court announced that former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky should be released from prison in 2014, taking two years off the jail sentence for Russia’s richest man.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Russia’s parliament has initially approved a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian orphans in reprisal for a US law – the Magnitsky Act – punishing alleged Russian human rights violators.
Monday 17 December 2012
Norilsk Nickel named its long-time co-owner Vladimir Potanin as its chief executive yesterday under a Kremlin-inspired deal to end a boardroom war at the world's top nickel and palladium producer.
Friday 14 December 2012
The authorities have opened another criminal investigation against the opposition leader Alexei Navalny on suspicion of fraud and money laundering.
Saturday 01 December 2012
Kremlin rejects claims by Japanese PM that meeting was cancelled because of illness
Sunday 25 November 2012
It's as Russian as Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and the Siberian steppe but vodka has a new challenger as the world's fourth-heaviest drinking nation's spirit of choice. This month, Beam, which owns Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, has become the latest distiller to announce that it hopes to double its whisky sales there. .
Saturday 24 November 2012
Sir Malcolm Rifkind has resigned as honorary president of the Russian pressure group
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