Josef Stalin

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Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, US president Donald Trump and Melania Trump during  commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, England. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth was joined by world leaders including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday, paying person(...)

Riot police confront activists protesting against a plan to build an Orthodox cathedral in a park in the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Photograph: Alexei Vladykin/AFP/Getty

Police in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg were bracing for fresh protests on Thursday as activists prepared to rally for a fourth night against plan(...)

Locals pray next to the line of wooden crosses marking the Soviet-era mass grave site in Kuropaty, close to the Belarus capital of Minsk. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

A court in Belarus jailed a prominent opposition leader on Tuesday for organising a protest against the demolition of a memorial to victims of Josef S(...)

Russians, celebrating here after their win over Egypt, have been swept up in the carnival atmosphere of this World Cup. 
 Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

It’s Friday lunchtime and there’s a problem with my railway ticket. The passport number on the ticket doesn’t correspond with the actual passport numb(...)

Tourism has been vital to Sochi for more than 100 years. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

It’s been a good week in Sochi, the Black Sea resort put on the map by Joseph Stalin and revitalised by Vladimir Putin. The Irish Times made the rooki(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained at a recent protest called under the slogan “Putin is not our tsar”, attends a court hearing in Moscow. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail by a Moscow court on Tuesday for his role in organising nationwide protests(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in Moscow on March 18th, 2018. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin basked in a landslide re-election victory on Monday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another (...)

Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak: says it is “shameful and scary”  six of the eight politicians standing for president had “glorified Stalin and justified his crimes”.Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

As Russians laid flowers on the grave of Josef Stalin in Moscow on Monday, presidential candidate Kseniya Sobchak slammed the Kremlin for allowing the(...)

 US President Donald Trump who on Wednesday released his ‘fake news awards’. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump, who has routinely peddled conspiracy theories and mistruths from the office of the presidency, sought to question the accur(...)

Republican senator Jeff Flake speaking on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. “It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies,” he said.  Photograph: Senate TV via AP

Two Republican senators strongly criticised US president Donald Trump on Wednesday, a sign of continuing tensions within the party over the president’(...)

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