Former Russian prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov, who has condemned as ‘incitement to murder’ a video posted by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov showng him in the cross-hairs of a sniper’s rifle. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

One of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s most loyal allies has stirred fear among Kremlin critics by releasing a video showing opposition leader Mik(...)

The leaders of Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia sign  the peace agreement on Bosnia in  December 1995 whilst world leaders look on. Photo: Getty.

Could Russia’s military intervention in Syria be the prelude to – or even enable – a regional peace deal similar to the 1995 Dayton Agreement, which b(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: won approval from Russian parliament to send troops into combat overseas. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/AP

Russia has launched air strikes in Syria in a risky move that could complicate US-led efforts to halt the advance of Islamic State in the Middle East(...)

Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov: controls an 80,000-strong paramilitary group which has displaced Russian federal troops as the guarantor of Chechnya’s security. Photograph: Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the exiled former Russian oligarch, has released a documentary film that challenges the Kremlin to rein in Ramzan Kadyrov, th(...)

 Karen Brassard, a Boston Bombing survivor, and  Carlos Arredondo (L), who  helped victims on the day of the bombing, talk to the media after the jury verdict of guilty on all charges against Dzhokhar Tsamaev. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA.

In the silent well of Courtroom Nine, a clerk read out the jury’s verdicts: Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. The word echoed in the courtroom as the clerk pron(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with the president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev during a meeting in Saint Petersburg on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public after a mysterious 10-day absence that sparked frenzied speculation about the whereabouts of the Russian pres(...)

Fighters from Misrata move towards positions of Islamic State militants near Sirte. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

A Chechen mother has taken her two young children to Syria to join Islamic State, Dutch prosecutors said on Monday, in the first known case in the Net(...)

People lay flowers at the spot where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered near the Kremlin on Grand Moskvorestsky bridge in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

A mound of rain-drenched flowers still marks the place on the bridge near the Kremlin where Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, was shot dea(...)

Zaur Dadayev,  who is charged with involvement in the murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, looks out from a defendants’ cage inside a court building in Moscow, this week.  Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

A former law enforcement officer charged with involvement in the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has claimed that he was forced to confess(...)

Zaur Dadayev, charged with involvement in the murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, looks out from a cage  inside a court building in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

A court in Moscow has charged two men with involvement in the killing of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition politician, and ordered three other su(...)