Ukraine’s Euro 2020 shirt features  Russia-annexed Crimea on an outline map of the country. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Russian officials have reacted angrily after the head of Ukraine’s football association unveiled a new national team shirt emblazoned with a map of Uk(...)

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused the US of using its currency and the global financial system as ‘a tool of its aggressive policy’. Photograph: EPA

The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia and expelled 10 of its diplomats, including suspected spies, in response to Moscow’s alleged e(...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have urged Britain to sanction powerful associates of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and announced a(...)

 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny inside a glass cell during a court hearing in Moscow on February 2nd, 2021. Photograph: Alexey Pavlovsky/Moscow City Court press service/AFP via Getty Images

Western powers have called on Russia to immediately release opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after he was jailed for breaching his parole terms while(...)

Riot police detain a woman during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Pushkin square in Moscow. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo

The Kremlin has played down the importance of a day of opposition protests across Russia, and accused the United States of supporting rallies that att(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin:  Allies said the US could no longer lecture other nations on the health of their political systems or rule of law. Photograph:  Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

In a reversal of roles that many Russian politicians surely relished, Moscow decried the state of American democracy and urged the US to overhaul its (...)

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

The European Union has warned Kosovo and Serbia over pledges they made to the United States to open embassies in Jerusalem, as leaders of the Balkan s(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20th. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin after stating that Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist, was poisoned with the c(...)

An Iranian soldier during previous military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/AFP via Getty Images

Russia, China and Iran launched their first joint naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean on Friday, in the latest sign of co-operati(...)

 Russian embassy  in Berlin: tensions mount as Moscow refuses to co-operate in the investigation of a murder in which German prosecutors suspect Russian or Chechen involvement. Photograph:  Carsten Koall/GettY

Russia on Thursday expelled two German diplomats in what it called a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and said it h(...)

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