Russian president Vladimir Putin visits the Nizhne-Bureiskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Bureya river near the Novobureisky, about 175km east of the city of Blagoveshchensk in Amur region. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/ EPA

Vladimir Putin visited a vast new gas project on Thursday that will reinforce his country’s prowess as a global energy power, just days after the US e(...)

US president Donald Trump: grudgingly signed into law sanctions against Moscow.   Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said Washington’s relationship with Russia is at an “an all-time and very dangerous low,” and blamed Congress for the si(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin said  the US sanctions were a step to worsening relations between the two countries.  Photograph: EPA/Maxim Shipenkov

President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will expel 755 US diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putinvisits the Pioneering Spirit pipelaying ship in the Black Sea in June. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images

For those who saw it coming, the sight of a massive, 382-metre-long ship passing through Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait in May said a lot about Turkey’s (...)

 Donald Trump jnr:  It is unclear whether the Russian lawyer he met in June 2016, Natalia Veselnitskaya, produced any  compromising information about Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump jnr, was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet a Kremlin-co(...)

Artwork depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin holding a baby with the face of US president Donald Trump,  on the side of a souvenir kiosk in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

As Russia rejoiced over Donald Trump’s election victory last November, some Moscow commentators predicted the new US president would pay Vladimir Puti(...)

British advertising giant WPP said it was assessing the situation. Photograph: Benjamin Fathers /AFP/Getty

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian(...)

Oleksandr Chub (30) and Yurii Dmytrenko (23), former Ukrainian soldiers severely injured while fighting Russian-backed separatist, hope to be in Ukraine’s team for September’s Invictus Games in Canada. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Oleksandr Chub peddles up to a pavement cafe in Kiev and jumps off his bicycle to cool down over a drink with his friend Yurii Dmytrenko. As well as s(...)

Emil Kurbedinov from Crimea at Dublin’s City Hall after receiving the 2017 Front Line Defenders award. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has been awarded the 2017 Front Line Defenders award for his work in defending human rights activists, political (...)

American president Donald Trump shakes hands with Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, during a Nato summit in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

After relatively successful trips to Riyadh, Jerusalem and the Vatican, American president Donald Trump’s trip to Brussels always promised to be more (...)

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