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Bill Browder has campaigned internationally for sanctions  against Russian officials accused of corruption and human rights abuses. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Ireland will become a haven for money launderers if it does not introduce new laws targeting human rights violators, the UK-based financier Bill Browd(...)

 Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy is in the lead with an unconventional campaign. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Yulia Butko is only 34 years old, but she has already supported two revolutions and is now wondering whether to back another bold response to Ukraine’(...)

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(...)

Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev waves to audience during a rally in  April, 2015. File photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, announced his resignation on Tuesday saying the oil-rich central Asian nation he has ruled for 30 y(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin addresses the crowd at  a concert marking the fifth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, in  Simferopol. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov

Russian president Vladimir Putin has visited Crimea to celebrate five years since he annexed it from Ukraine, as the West urged him to reverse the mov(...)

Douglas Webber regrets that European leaders have been so slow to support President Emmanuel Macron’s European initiatives. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Brexit is the fourth major crisis to hit the European Union in a decade, Douglas Webber, professor of political science at Insead business school, rem(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin looks at a model of the Russian armed forces’ main cathedral in the military theme park, Patriot Park, on September 18th, 2018. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Getty

Vladimir Putin has dipped into his own pocket to pay for a religious icon to adorn a new Russian Christian Orthodox cathedral near Moscow dedicated to(...)

Protesters in central Moscow demand internet freedom. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Thousands of people in Moscow demonstrated against against the Kremlin’s increasingly restrictive internet policies on Sunday in one of the biggest pr(...)

Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort: sentenced to 47 months for tax crimes and bank fraud. Photograph: Alexandria sheriff’s office/Getty

The sentencing of Paul Manafort, once the doyen of Republican backroom politics and a central figure in US president Donald Trump’s campaign team, rep(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (centre) rides a horse as he visits the 1st Operational Police Regiment of the Russian interior ministry’s Moscow branch at an invitation of female officers of equestrian and tourist police in Moscow on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin pool/EPA

It’s one thing to fancy yourself as a potential successor to Vladimir Putin, but another to talk about it in public. Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s youthfu(...)

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