Sergei Skripal

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Oleg Smorodinov arrives at his trial for the murder of Ivan Mamchur, in a courtroom in Rivne, Ukraine, on October 25th. Photograph: Joseph Sywenkyj/New York Times

The target lived on the sixth floor of a cheerless, salmon-coloured building on Vidinska Street, across from a thicket of weeping willows. Oleg Smorod(...)

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump was criticised for being too soft on him after one-on-one talks in Helsinki in July 2018. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik

Russia was continuing to deny that it meddled in the 2016 US presidential election on Monday despite the findings of a US investigation to the contrar(...)

Salisbury Novichok poisoning suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov: accused with the attempted murder of the Skripals as well as the murder of Dawn Sturgess. Photograph:  Metropolitan Police

Russian state media published 138 contradictory accounts of the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal last year, a new report has f(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned that the world was now entering a new arms race with the unravelling of Cold War-era nuclear missile treaties. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin pool

Christmas came early this year for Russian president Vladimir Putin, and in the seasonally appropriate form of good news from the Middle East. Presid(...)

Vladimir Putin also cast doubt on Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw US forces from Syria. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Vladimir Putin warned of the growing threat of a catastrophic nuclear conflict on Thursday as he slammed the US for pulling out of arms control treati(...)

Alex Younger, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service  –  known as MI6 –  at the University of St Andrews on Monday in Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/Getty Images

The head of the UK’s secret service, Alex Younger, signalled security concerns over the Chinese telecoms group Huawei in a rare speech that underlined(...)

 Igor Korobov, former head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks died on Wednesday after “a serious and l(...)

Austrian ambassador to Russia Johannes Eigner leaves the Russian foreign ministry headquarters in Moscow after it was declared that Austria suspects a recently retired military officer in spying for Russia for decades, on Friday. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Austria condemned Russia for espionage on Friday after launching an investigation of a retired army colonel suspected of spying for Moscow for many ye(...)

(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/ ANP/AFP

The Netherlands has said it foiled a plot by Russian military intelligence to launch a cyber attack against the international chemical weapons watchdo(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin gestures while answering questions at the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow. Photograph: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Sergei Skripal, a Russian former double agent who was poisoned in Britain, was a scumbag who b(...)

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