Maria Butina

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US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A defiant President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. In a series of Twitter posts – in which(...)

Maria Butina, then leader of a pro-gun organisation in Russia, pictured on April 21st, 2013 speaking to a crowd during a rally in support of legalising the possession of handguns in Moscow. Photograph: AP

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and influence US policy toward Russia, is e(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting  in Helsinki, on Monday. Photgraph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Misery loves company. Under Vladimir Putin, Russian democracy has become a miserable fig leaf for kleptocratic and authoritarian rule. Putin has been (...)

US president Donald Trump  and Russian president Vladimir Putin arrive for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Brendan SmialowskiAFP/Getty Images

Bond watched the water lap gently against the quayside. Helsinki’s Presidentinlinna looked well in the hot July sun. On the rooftop he could see the d(...)