Yalta

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British prime minister Winston Churchill, US president Franklin D Roosevelt and Russian leader  Joseph Stalin pose at the Livadia Palace in Yalta, Crimea at the conclusion of the Yalta conference in February 1945. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

It is immensely flattering for Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea – a small, impoverished and isolated country – to take part in a one-to-one summ(...)

Billboard with an image of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and the words “Strong president –  Strong Russia!” in Simferopol, Crimea, on January 18th, 2018.

Ukraine’s government is threatening to prosecute a group of Irish businesspeople if they invest in real estate in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula subj(...)

Former political adviser Paddy Duffy: “I believe that there are Irish people who would be interested, quite possibly, in maybe co-investing in Crimea and also in Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Members of an Irish trade delegation to Moscow last month, including a former top adviser to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, discussed hotel investment(...)

 Smooth-talking and dapper: Declan Conlon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Yalta Game ★★★★ Gate Theatre, Dublin In a short play commissioned by the Gate, Brian Friel’s The Yalta Game from 2001, inner lives and outward ap(...)