Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after unknown attackers doused him with green antiseptic in Moscow. Photograph: Evgeny Feldman/via AP

Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, was recovering on Friday after being attacked with a chemical dye for the second time this year. Mr Na(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin lays flowers near the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

A deadly explosion on the St Petersburg metro was detonated by a suicide bomber whose body parts were found onboard the stricken train, Russian invest(...)

No palm tree left unclimbed: Like a Fianna Fáil politician seeking the last vote up a mountain boreen, diplomats canvassed every remote corner of the oceans from the Comoros to Vanuatu. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The trigger has been pulled and the tortuous journey has begun. The diplomatic corps has been reshuffled. Experienced ambassadors have been assigned t(...)

Activists build a wall to block entrance to the Sberbank of Russia office during a protest outside a branch in Kiev on March 13th.  Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko

Russia has vowed to defend its banks against sanctions imposed by Ukraine and denounced a blockade of areas held by Moscow-backed separatists, saying (...)

A worker at the Donetsk Metallurgical Plant in the Donbas region.  Separatist leaders this month seized the mines and metal plants that are the heart of the  region’s economy. Photograph: Viktor Drachev\TASS via Getty Images

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has banned all cargo from crossing the frontline in the east of the country, saying the blockade would last unti(...)

President Vladimir Putin  with Leonid Tibilov, the president of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. Putin regards South Ossetians as Russians that history has wrongfully parted from their homeland. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/Reuters

Another month. Another troublesome referendum. This time in the tiny Georgian secessionist, Russian-occupied enclave of South Ossetia (pop 50,000). An(...)

Last man on the moon: US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who died last week,   in 1972. Photograph: Nasa/EPA

The apparently positive relationship between US president Donald Trump and Russian premier Vladimir Putin could potentially herald an era of greater c(...)

To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto, “A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of demographic extinction”. Birth rates have dropped drastically acr(...)

A person stands behind textured glass at an address  linked by local media to former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, who is currently in hiding. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Former MI6 officer Christopher Steele was still in hiding on Friday night, as the storm over his dossier about Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia(...)

A  photo dated January 2012 shows a crew lined up aboard Russian aircraft carrier Kuznetsov in the sea port city of Tartous, Syria. Photograph: EPA/Sana

Russia has announced it is withdrawing its aircraft carrier and some other warships from the waters off Syria as the first step in a reduction of its(...)

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