Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich: “He knew the game inside out,” says the club’s former manager Carlo Ancelotti. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Encounters with Roman Abramovich are sufficiently rare for even the shortest or most nuts-and-bolts descriptions of them to take on weight. Carlo Anc(...)

Nikolay Glushkov, who was a close associate of the late Boris Berezovsky,  was found dead at his home in south London on Monday. File photograph: Pavel Smertin/Kommersant Photo/AP

Police have launched a murder investigation into the death in London this week of a Russian exile who had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. (...)

A police officer stands guard outside the home of Nikolai Glushkov in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

British counter-terrorism police were on Tuesday investigating the unexplained death of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky but said (...)

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(...)

Donnacha Dennehy’s The Second Violinist, his second opera with writer and director Enda Walsh, premieres at the Galway Arts Festival

SATURDAY 22 CLASSICAL Dublin International Piano Festival Various venues, Dublin, until Sunday 30th pianofestival.ie The Dublin International Pian(...)

 Alexander Litvinenko in  2006: Forensic tests  uncovered a trail of  polonium-210 –  which is used in Russia’s nuclear industry –  following the movements of Andrei Lugovoy and Dmitry Kovtun, allowing Robert Owen  to declare in his report that he was “sure” the two men administered the poison that killed Litvinenko. Photograph: PA

As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying in a London hospital in November 2006, neither he nor his doctors understood the nature of his illness. But the form(...)

Reporters and witnesses file into The Guildhall for a coroner's inquest into the death of Boris Berezovsky in Windsor, England. The Russian tycoon was found dead in his home in Ascot on March 23rd. Photograph: Getty

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who died in a mansion near London in unexplained circumstances last weekend, was found lying on the floor of(...)

A police officer stands guard yesterday  outside the home of Boris Berezovsky in Ascot, Berkshire. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A postmortem examination on Russia n oligarch Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged, police said. The examination by a Home Offic(...)

Boris Berezovsky stands at the Highgate Cemetery graveside in London of Alexander Litvinenko, accompanied by  the former security service agent’s widow Marina, who has cast doubt on rumours of suicide related to the Russian oligarch’s death. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Russia n prosecutors say the death of exiled oligarch and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky will not stop them trying to reclaim property he alle(...)

A police cordon blocks the road that leads to Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky's house, after he was found dead yesterday at his home near Ascot in Berkshire. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

There is currently no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved in the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, police said today. (...)

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