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Teenagers mourn victims of the gun and nail-bomb attack at a vocational school in Kerch, Crimea. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin has blamed globalisation and the internet for a mass shooting that killed 21 people at a college in Crimea, as his se(...)

Telegram allows users to exchange messages, photos and videos in groups of up to 5,000 people and has more than  200 million followers.  Photograph: EPA

A court in Moscow issued a ban on Telegram on Friday after the online messaging service refused to hand Russian secret services access to its users’ e(...)

Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukaev is surrounded by reporters as he attends a court hearing  in Moscow. Mr Ulyukaev has denied charges that he accepted an illegal payment of $2 million  from state oil company Rosneft  last year. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian state prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to hand Alexei Ulyukaev, the former economy minister, a 10-year prison sentence for taking a bribe(...)