Sergei Shoigu

42 results

Russia’s Land of the Leopard is home to some 110 adult Amur leopards, following a rise in numbers due to conservation efforts backed by Vladimir Putin. Photograph courtesy of Yuri Shibnev/Phoenix

Scanning sun-dappled forest near the Russia-China border, Viktor Storozhuk wonders which tree would best hide his trap. In this Pacific coast region w(...)

Russian emergencies minister and former Kremlin bodyguard Yevgeny Zinichev was killed during an Arctic training exercise. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian emergencies minister and former Kremlin bodyguard Yevgeny Zinichev has been killed while reportedly trying to save another man from a fatal fa(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/Pool/EPA

Russia has pledged to help autocratic Belarus resist growing pressure from the European Union and United States, and announced plans to beef up its mi(...)

An Armenian soldier fires artillery on the front line, during fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on October 25th, 2020. Photograph:   Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

International diplomacy has swung into action to defuse the threat of fresh violence in the south Caucasus, after Armenia accused Azerbaijani troops o(...)

This handout picture released by the Russian defence ministry shows  forces taking part in a military drill along the Opuk training ground not far from the town of Kerch, on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Photograph: Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defence Ministry/AFP via Getty

Ukraine has welcomed Moscow’s decision to end war games close to its borders and in occupied Crimea and return thousands of Russian troops to base, in(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, who spoke to Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in relation to its membership action plan. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Ukraine has said closer co-operation with Nato is its only way to stop aggression from Moscow, as Russia warned against such a move and launched natio(...)

Azerbaijani tanks  as army units enter the Aghdam region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph:   Azerbaijani defence ministry  via Getty Images

Moscow has warned against any attempt to undermine the peace accord it brokered this month over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has spa(...)

Armenian soldiers stationed at a checkpoint outside Agdam supervise the last vehicles leaving the region as the territory is due to be returned to Azerbaijan. Photograph: Getty

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has hailed a “new, glorious” page in his nation’s history after its troops moved into the first of several areas th(...)

An Armenian wounded soldier getting treatment in a medical centre outside the city of Stepanakert on Wednesday, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

Azerbaijan has struck targets inside Armenia as their conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh threatens to escalate further and inflame (...)

Houses which were shelled by Armenian’s artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan. Photograph: AP Photo

Russia has urged Armenian and Azerbaijani forces to respect a ceasefire over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as deadly clashes continued days(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Next
  • Last »