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A Civil defence member reacts at a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 9th, 2018. Photograph:  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian init(...)

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(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking at the Russia’s Central Election commission in Moscow, Russia, yesterday. Russian election officials have formally barred him from running for president. Photograph: Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign/AP

Russian officials should review opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s calls for an election boycott to see if they might be breaking the law, the Kremlin(...)

Suleiman Kerimov, a senator in the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, is being questioned in France in connection with the alleged laundering of funds amassed in a tax fraud. File photograph: Sergei Rasulov jr/AFP/Getty Images

The Kremlin was battling today to secure the release of a billionaire Russian politician who was detained by French police in Nice early this week on (...)

Russia’s performance at their own Winter Olympics in Sochi has been tainted by the doping scandal. Photograph:   Lionel Bonaventure/Pool/Getty Images

A top Russian Olympic official has said Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower who alleged the country ran a systematic doping programme, should be exe(...)

Police examine a crime scene after an explosion in which Ukrainian lawmaker Igor Mosiychuk was wounded and his bodyguard killed in Kiev on Wednesday night. Photograph: Stepan Franko/EPA

The Kremlin has denied being behind a bomb attack in Kiev that killed two people and injured Ukrainian nationalist deputy Ihor Mosiychuk, in the late(...)

Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak, who plans to stand in next year’s presidential election in opposition to Vladimir Putin.  Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

“I have no political weight, and I haven’t earned the right to launch some kind of political programme or stand as a candidate,” said Ksenia Sobchak, (...)

 Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko meets US president Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Kiev and Moscow have rejected each other’s visions of a United Nations peacekeeping mission for eastern Ukraine, casting doubt on whether a compromise(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin sunbathes during his vacation in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been pictured spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains. It is the latest stunt for the action man and advent(...)

 Pro-Russian president of Moldova Igor Dodon: called his  country’s ban on Russia deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin  “an act of great political stupidity”. Photograph: EPA

Moscow has accused tiny Moldova of undermining their relations and threatening the stability of the region and Europe, after it banned Russian deputy(...)

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