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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 (...)

Putin protests: an effigy is hanged outside the Russian consulate in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty

Ukraine prevented Russian citizens from taking part in their country’s presidential elections on Sunday, in response to Russia’s opening of voting boo(...)

A Soviet military parade: Vladimir Putin and the Brexiteers are both pining for empire

There is a scene from the classic 1970s TV adaptation of John Le Carré’s novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, when the captured Soviet agent, Bill Hayd(...)

A police officer stands guard outside the home of Nikolai Glushkov in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of the Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after a pathologist concluded he died f(...)

Vladimir Putin: The system of “managed democracy” that Putin instituted to perpetuate his rule requires the formal rituals of democracy

Few things are certain in politics, but the election of Vladimir Putin for a fourth term as president of Russia is a fairly safe bet. Sunday’s electio(...)

Nikolay Glushkov, who was a close associate of the late Boris Berezovsky,  was found dead at his home in south London on Monday. File photograph: Pavel Smertin/Kommersant Photo/AP

Police have launched a murder investigation into the death in London this week of a Russian exile who had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. (...)

A herder  casts his vote into a mobile ballot box  ahead of the presidential election,  in the Nenets Autonomous District in Russia earlier this month. Election officials can only reach the nomadic voters when weather permits. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Voting for Sunday’s Russian presidential election has already begun in the flat, snow-covered expanses of the Siberian Arctic, which are home to the n(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  speaks at a youth forum titled  Russia, Land of Opportunity,   in Moscow, on Thursday, ahead of the presidential election this weekend. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Vladimir Putin has made a late appeal to his people to participate in Sunday’s Russian presidential election and make their voices heard in selecting (...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: “Maybe he lacks education, I don’t know,” he said of UK  defence secretary Gavin Williamson, who said on Thursday that “Russia should go away, it should shut up”. Photograph: Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/Reuters

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for prime minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians over a nerve agent attack on(...)

Russian presidential candidate and former TV star Ksenia Sobchak speaks at a big rally declaring her intention to create a new liberal party in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Evgeny Feldman/AP

Perhaps because she’s a glamorous blonde or because her late father was a friend of Vladimir Putin, many Russians have not taken Kseniya Sobchak’s bid(...)

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