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British prosecutors charged two Russians – Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov – with attempted murder for the Novichok poisoning of the Skripals in March. Photograph: PA

The real identity of one of the men wanted by Britain for the Salisbury nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter is An(...)

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov poses for a photo with Egypt national and Liverpool star striker Mohamed Salah in Grozny, Russia during the 2018 World Cup. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Chechnya, has ordered an official crackdown on human rights groups in the North Caucasus Russian republic, accusing t(...)

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Not many Dublin residents’ courtship stories involve the KGB. But Conor O’Clery, the former Irish Times foreign correspondent, and his wife, Zhanna, m(...)

A Ukrainian police officer is pictured on guard at  an apartment block where Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was shot, in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

A Russian journalist has been shot and killed at his Kiev apartment, Ukrainian police said. Arkady Babchenko died on the way to hospital after his wi(...)

A bullet hole in the window of a cafe located near the area where a knife attacker was shot dead by police officers in central Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

A knife-wielding attacker who killed a passerby and injured four others in Paris on Saturday evening had been flagged as a security risk and interview(...)

A group of women comfort each other after a memorial service in the Russian Orthodox Church in Kizlyar, Russia on Monday, following Sunday’s gun attack.  Photograph:  RU-RTR Russian Television via AP

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in the Russian region of Dagestan on Sunday, when a gunman opened fire on worshippers lea(...)

A man in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd of people leaving a church on Sunday, killing five and injuring at least five others(...)

 Melanie, Maynat Kurbanova, Edit Schlaffer and Salita Salamova with Women Without Borders’s Mothers Schools certificates in Vienna. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Journalist Maynat Kurbanova fled Chechnya after receiving death threats for reporting on the atrocities that Russian security forces committed against(...)

Oyub Titiev: has frequently faced death threats for his work to uncover widespread official rights abuses in Chechnya. Photograph: Human Rights Watch/Memorial Human Rights Center

Law enforcers in Chechnya were once again facing criticism for rights violations on Wednesday after a prominent human rights defender in the southern (...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

When Vladimir Putin flew into the Khmeimim military base in Syria early this month, a group of SU 30 fighter jets, the pride of Russia’s newly moderni(...)

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