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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(...)

Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of Boris Nemtsov, and Prague’s mayor Zdenek Hrib during the official event of renaming the square where the Russian embassy is placed after the murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the 5th anniversary of his assassination on February 27th, 2020. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Prague has named a square beside its Russian embassy after Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov five years after he was shot dead, as the European Union and U(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  and then to Fifa president Sepp Blatter during the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio. Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

In 1946, a US diplomat in Moscow sent a 5,500-word memo to his masters in Washington outlining his understanding of the psychology of the Soviet leade(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny  and his wife Yulia attend an opposition march in central Moscow on Sunday in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

With just over two weeks to go until the presidential election, Russian opposition leaders are more divided than ever on how best to challenge Vladimi(...)

Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, convicted of involvement in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, inside the defendants’ cage during their sentencing hearing at the Moscow military district court. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

A court in Moscow jailed the killer of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov for 20 years on Thursday and handed four accomplices in the high-profil(...)

Zaur Dadayev, charged with masterminding and carrying out the assassination of politician Boris Nemtsov, is escorted by police officers during a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Moscow found five men guilty of involvement in the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent Russian opposition leader, on Thursday at the end o(...)

Police experts inspect the wreckage of a car that carried journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kiev, Ukraine, in July 2016. Photograph:   Vasyl Shevchenko/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Ukraine’s SBU security service has denied that one of its agents was monitoring investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet last July, when the bomb that (...)

Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov (centre) and supporters of  Boris Nemtsov  during Sunday’s  memorial march in Moscow. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people marched though Moscow on Sunday in memory of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, who was shot dead in a daring contract (...)

A  guest room in a Moscow Intourist hotel in 1971. When the Soviet Union set up the Intourist hotel and travel company under Stalin, the bellboys, drivers, cooks and maids all worked for the NKVD, the secret police agency later known as the KGB.  Photograph:  Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images

When the Soviet Union set up the Intourist hotel and travel company under Stalin, the bellboys, drivers, cooks and maids all worked for the NKVD, the(...)

Forensic police examine the wreckage of  the car in which prominent, Belarusian-born journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph:  Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

One of Ukraine’s leading journalists was killed by a car bomb on Wednesday, prompting its president to warn of a possible plot to further destabilise (...)

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