Russian president Vladimir Putin: “We should carry on with our own business, and then they will realise that it’s pointless to make these lists, to threaten us.”  Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that a list of Kremlin-connected individuals released by the US treasury was an affront to all Russia(...)

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke before last year’s FA Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal’s majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, has bid almost £525m (€590m) to buy out Alisher Usmanov, the second-largest shareholder who has tried se(...)

Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez takes a shot at goal during a match against Sunderland this week Photograph: AFP

Alisher Usmanov, the Russian billionaire who owns a minority stake in Arsenal football club, has in recent weeks made a $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) bi(...)

 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny: ’Corruption in Russia is the cause of poverty.’ Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Law enforcers in Russia have begun to round up the organisers of nationwide demonstrations against government corruption last month even as opposition(...)

Dr James Watson, at the unveiling of a sculpture, representing the double helix of DNA, at Trinity College, Dublin last year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Russian billionaire who paid $4.1 million at auction for James Watson’s Nobel Prize medal has decided to give it back to the scientist. The(...)