Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

What substance it was that caused Russian dissident and corruption investigator Alexander Navalny’s collapse on Thursday remains unclear. But deliber(...)

Czech  prime minister Andrej Babis: ”It’s not acceptable – if it’s true – for a foreign state to take action against our citizens here.” Photograph:  Getty Images

The Russian embassy in Prague has asked Czech police to protect one of its diplomats who local media say was involved in an alleged plot to poison pol(...)

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Laundry chutes, the hidden vaults within houses are a practical addition to properties set over more than one storey. Over the years, they have been u(...)

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Pussy Riot protest group, has been taken from Russia to Germany for treatement for suspected poisoning. File photograph: Jean Christophe Bott/EPA.

A Pussy Riot member lost his sight, hearing and ability to walk in a suspected poisoning last week but has been doing better since he arrived in Berl(...)

Yulia Skripal told a relative that ‘everything is fine, everything is fixable, everyone is getting better’. Photograph: Facebook

Yulia Skripal has said she is recovering from the nerve agent attack on her and her father, Sergei, and thanked the people of Salisbury for their supp(...)

Arsenal’s Russia tie: the team’s Europa League quarter-final opponents, CSKA Moscow, are revealed by Éric Abidal at Friday’s draw in Nyon. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Arsenal have encouraged their supporters to follow advice from the UK foreign office after the club was drawn to play CSKA Moscow in the Europa League(...)

British prime minister Theresa May on a visit to Salisbury, where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent last week. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The joint statement yesterday by the leaders of France, Germany, the US and the UK, in which they said Russia was highly likely to have been behind th(...)

 A masked police officer near the area where  former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Theresa May has given Moscow just over 24 hours to explain how a Russian, military-grade nerve agent could have been deployed in Salisbury against for(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May said “either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country” or Vladimir Putin’s government had “lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent”. Photograph: AFP/PRU

Theresa May has told MPs it is highly likely that Russia was behind the attempted murder with a nerve agent last week which left a former spy and his (...)

The memorial for Alexander Skripal, son of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury on March 8th, 2018 in Wiltshire, England. Sergei Skripal  and his daughter remain critically ill after being exposed to an “unknown substance”. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

As military personnel join police in investigating the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, British ministers continue to insist that i(...)

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