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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin  speak during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July  2017. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his landslide victory in Sunday’s election, breakin(...)

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 supporter of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny puts up a flier promoting a boycott of the upcoming presidential election near the entrance to a block of flats in Moscow, Russia, earlier this month. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained on Thursday and accused of organising illegal protests, weeks before a presidential ele(...)

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, (...)

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