Oyub Titiev, the head of human rights group Memorial in Chechnya, at his verdict hearing at a court  in Chechnya. Photograph: Said Tsarnayev/Reuters

A court in the Russian republic of Chechnya sentenced an award-winning human rights defender to four years in jail on Monday on narcotics charges that(...)

Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort: sentenced to 47 months for tax crimes and bank fraud. Photograph: Alexandria sheriff’s office/Getty

The sentencing of Paul Manafort, once the doyen of Republican backroom politics and a central figure in US president Donald Trump’s campaign team, rep(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (centre) rides a horse as he visits the 1st Operational Police Regiment of the Russian interior ministry’s Moscow branch at an invitation of female officers of equestrian and tourist police in Moscow on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin pool/EPA

It’s one thing to fancy yourself as a potential successor to Vladimir Putin, but another to talk about it in public. Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s youthfu(...)

Paul Manafort was expected to face up to 24 years in prison. File photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has been sentenced to 47 months in prison by a judge in Virginia for bank and tax f(...)

Legal experts give Huawei’s lawsuit little chance of success based on a recent, similar case filed by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab Inc. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Huawei is suing the US government for barring its equipment from certain networks, delivering a legal riposte to American accusations it aids China in(...)

Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group Michael Calvey:  has been charged with fraud. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva

Hopes that the Kremlin might intervene in a case against Michael Calvey, the founder of one of Russia’s most longstanding and successful private equit(...)

Paul Whelan, a former US Marine accused of espionage, is seen behind glass during a hearing at a court in Moscow. Photograph: AFP

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying on Russia, has said his client was carrying state secrets when he was arrested in M(...)

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaking during an interview in Moscow on November 8th, 2016. Photograph: Yury Martyanov/AFP/Getty Images

A Russian lawyer known for her involvement in a controversial 2016 meeting with Donald Trump’s campaign was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of jus(...)

Paul Whelan, a former US marine living in Michigan, has been arrested on spying charges in Russia. Photograph: Family handout/PA

Irish officials have sought permission from the Russian government to visit a former US marine being held on suspicion of espionage. It emerged on F(...)

In a court in Washington on Tuesday, Gen Michael Flynn was lambasted by a federal judge, who expressed “disgust” at the three-star general’s attempts to mislead investigators. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

To date, Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, has laid criminal cha(...)

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