Ukrainian nationalists march during a rally in Kiev held to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

On Sunday, Sergey Ignatovsky will vote in Ukraine’s snap general election, and put his faith in pro-western politicians to lead his country to vict(...)

Politicians, they can’t get no respect! Except in Russia, where last week, to celebrate the 62nd birthday of Vladimir Putin, a Moscow gallery opened a(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin after the ASEM summit of European and Asian leaders in Milan yesterday. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AP

Kiev and Moscow have disagreed over whether a breakthrough has been made in efforts to avert a possible energy crisis this winter, while talks with(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (centre) and Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic (second right) attend a military parade to mark 70 years since the city’s liberation by the Red Army in Belgrade yesterday.  Serbia feted Mr  Putin with troops, tanks and fighter-jets. Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned the European Union that the Ukraine conflict could put winter gas supplies at risk, ahead of top-level tal(...)

Vladimir Putin: signed amendments that were whisked through the Russian parliament last month without public debate. Photograph: AP/Kirill Kydryavtsev

Vladimir Putin signed a new Bill into law yesterday that bars foreign companies from owning more than 20 per cent of Russian media outlets.Coming as (...)

Ukrainian servicemen and volunteers take part in an emergency medical training course in Kiev today, before leaving for regions of eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Russian troops are pulling back from the border with Ukraine, the government in Kiev has said, calling it a positive move.President Vladimir Putin ord(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said today he would use an upcoming G20 leaders summit to confront Russian president Vladimir Putin over the d(...)

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes  locks up approaching turn two next to team-mate and eventual winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain. Photograph:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton became only the fourth driver in Formula One history to win nine grands prix in a season by taking the chequered flag at the inaugural (...)

Mayor of Riga Nils Usakovs speaks to media after casting his ballot during Latvia’s parliamentary elections on Saturday. Photograh: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

A party mainly backed by ethnic Russians won the largest number of votes in Latvia’s parliamentary elections this weekend, but is likely to be shut ou(...)

Igor Sechin, chief executive of  Rosneft: said earlier this month the company could invest $400 billion in the Arctic in the next 15 years. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have struck oil at their controversial joint well in the Arctic, according to people familiar with the matter.The Universitetsk(...)