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Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko with Patriarch Filaret, head of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church in Kiev: The bid to secure independence “will cause a huge upsurge in the national spirit”. Photograph: Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has called for an end to Moscow’s rule over his country’s Orthodox church, saying it would inspire the nation and(...)

Women munition workers stacking a reserve of shell castings during the first World War. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Armistice At 11am on November 11th, 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The noise, continuous since late 1914, was said to have been (...)

It is a long way from Moscow to the rural Irish outpost of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska that supplies as much as 30 per cent of the European alu(...)

Pro-Russian rebels  preparing  a tank near  Luhansk, Ukraine, for a  “victory day” parade on May 9th to mark   the 73nd anniversary of the then Soviet Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. Photograph:  EPA/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine’s ecology minister has warned of the danger of a “second Chernobyl” if Russian-led separatists pursue plans to flood a coal mine where a small(...)

The  Kremlin:  trying to penetrate their computer networks in the West.  Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The United States and Britain on Monday issued a first-of-its-kind joint warning about Russian cyberattacks against government and private organisatio(...)

A Russian flag featuring Vladimir Putin  at the central Manezhnaya Square just outside the Kremlin in Moscow in 2012. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

It is one of the most extraordinary crimes of Putin-era Russia, has seen the deaths of some of those who have tried to inquire into it, and has led to(...)

Visitors walk through Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Russian carmakers and electronic retailers warned on Thursday that currency woes would force them to increase prices. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Kremlin-controlled television moved swiftly to reassure viewers after Donald Trump warned Russia to prepare for a US missile strike on its ally Syria (...)

A Syrian man carries a bag at a camp for displaced people in al-Bal, east of the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch o(...)

Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev said the US move was “certainly unacceptable and we consider it illegal in so far as it falls completely outside the realm of international law”. Photograph: Alexander Astafyev/Sputnik

The Kremlin slammed United States sanctions targeting Russian officials, oligarchs and their businesses as unlawful on Monday and pledged both to reta(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (C), Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic (R) and leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians political party Istvan Pasztor (2L). Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Several times a day, a pair of ageing railway cars trundle across a bridge over the Tisza river between Hungary and Ukraine, through a border crossin(...)

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