Dmitri Trenin

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Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump was criticised for being too soft on him after one-on-one talks in Helsinki in July 2018. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik

Russia was continuing to deny that it meddled in the 2016 US presidential election on Monday despite the findings of a US investigation to the contrar(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan give a joint news conference following their trilateral talks in Sochi on February 14th. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyevass via Getty Images

In the Black Sea resort of Sochi on St Valentine’s Day, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin welcomed the leaders of Turkey and Iran with tea and biscuit(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: “Russia condemns in the most serious way the attack on Syria, where Russian servicemen are helping the lawful government in the fight against terrorism.” Photograph: Getty Images

Russia responded with a stream of invective and bluster to the US-led air strikes on Syria on Friday night, but the immediate threat of a direct milit(...)

Journalists watch as Russian president Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Moscow on   Thursday. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the nation speech on Thursday to warn the US that Russia has developed an array of invincible nuclear weapons (...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro said last week he expected to travel to Russia. Photograph: Miraflores Palace  via Reuters

As the US gradually tightens financial restrictions on Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian government, Russia is eyeing an opportunity to extend it(...)

US president Donald Trump   on the phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin, with, from left, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, the vice president Mike Pence, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, press secretary Sean Spicer and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

While much of the world has watched the start of Donald Trump’s presidency with a sense of impending doom, the Kremlin has looked to the new US leade(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.   Mr  Trump has praised the Russian leader for not reacting immediately to Washington’s move to punish it over alleged election-related interference. “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!” Mr Trump tweeted. Photograph: Don Emmert, Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

US president-elect Donald Trump was gushing in his praise for Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday evening after Mr Putin ruled out tit-for-tat(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin with Syrian’s Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in the Kremlin. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Reuters

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad was back in Damascus yesterday after a surprise visit to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to (...)

The Olympic rings sit on 25 ruble  coins, commemorating the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The twin suicide bombings in Volgograd have underscored the terror threat Russia faces as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics in less than six wee(...)

Musician Damon Albarn  and actor Jude Law  join other demonstrators to protest against the detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists, outside the Russian Embassy in London on October 5th. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Russia was last night dismissive of a legal action by the Dutch government to free the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and its 30 passengers, claiming (...)