A Turkish Air Force plane used to transport the remains of late Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov  at Hatay airport,  Hatay, Turkey, November 29th, 2015. Photograph: EPA

Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down(...)

The Government has said the use of  airspace controlled by the Irish Aviation Authority by two Russian bomber jets on Wednesday is unacceptable. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has labelled the use of Irish-controlled airspace by two Russian bomber airplanes on Wednesday as unacceptable.A joint statement releas(...)

Great Kremlin Palace and Bol Kamenny Bridge, Moscow

My husband has a significant birthday this year and I would like to treat him to five days in Moscow. Can you advise me when is the best time of ye(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel faces two challenges: to demand political clarification and intelligence concessions from US president Barack Obama, and to control a domestic political chorus that has built to a shrill crescendo. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

A thunder storm caused a power outage in parts of Berlin yesterday, but the outrage over a German double agent has generated enough heat and light (...)

 Houses on a canal in St Petersburg

In August we will be in Tallinn, Estonia and we would like to visit St Petersburg if feasible. Are there daily excursions or fast trains and guided to(...)

We are trying to plan a holiday and as my husband is a keen foodie he would like to have daily cooking lessons. I(...)

Protesters outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday seeking to show solidarity with Russia’s LGBTQ community. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gay rights activists braved the harsh weather to protest outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday, ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics in(...)

The Nice coastline can be good for family groups. Photograph: Getty Images

I’m looking to go to St Petersburg in Russia, next June, around the summer solstice. I’ll probably try to get to Tallinn in Estonia on my way there or(...)

Musician Damon Albarn  and actor Jude Law  join other demonstrators to protest against the detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists, outside the Russian Embassy in London on October 5th. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Russia was last night dismissive of a legal action by the Dutch government to free the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and its 30 passengers, claiming (...)

A damaged car is seen in front of the Russian embassy, a day after it came under attack in Tripoli. Diplomatic sources in Libya said security guards fired shots to disperse a group of about 60 people that had approached the embassy. An attempt to enter the building was repelled and according to the foreign ministry no diplomats were wounded. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Russia evacuated embassy staff and their families from Libya today after gunmen tried to storm its diplomatic mission in Tripoli.The attackers, who d(...)