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Former Russian colonel Sergei Skripal during his Moscow trial in 2006. Photograph: Misha Japaridze/AP

One of the two people critically ill in hospital in England after “suspected exposure to an unknown substance” is a Russian man who was exchanged in a(...)

Jason Isaacs in The Death of Stalin

Russia’s culture ministry has withdrawn permission for the release of Armando Iannucci’s black comedy The Death of Stalin, after officials and top art(...)

Former political adviser Paddy Duffy: “I believe that there are Irish people who would be interested, quite possibly, in maybe co-investing in Crimea and also in Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Members of an Irish trade delegation to Moscow last month, including a former top adviser to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, discussed hotel investment(...)

Suleiman Kerimov, a senator in the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, is being questioned in France in connection with the alleged laundering of funds amassed in a tax fraud. File photograph: Sergei Rasulov jr/AFP/Getty Images

The Kremlin was battling today to secure the release of a billionaire Russian politician who was detained by French police in Nice early this week on (...)

Vladimir Putin with  Sergei Sobyanin: Over 90 per cent of the seats at Moscow’s local councils are held by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, providing a bedrock of political support for city mayor Sobyanin. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Muscovites like to escape the Russian capital on summer weekends and relax in the countryside or tend their vegetable plots. But there’s been no time (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sits in a court room in Moscow on  August 4th. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

When Alexei Navalny sat down for his first campaign debate last month, he tried hard to appear presidential. His spiky cowlick fringe brushed flat and(...)

Jon Bernthal credits a stint at the Moscow Arts Theatre during the late 1990s as the reason he outgrew his brattishness. Photograph: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

Move over, Avengers. Pilgrimage, a thrilling new adventure in which 13th century Irish monks take on a sacred quest and maggoty medieval foes, feature(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday.  Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has held up Poland’s struggle for survival throughout hits history as an example to the West in its ongoing battle with Isla(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Alexandra (26) a victim of domestic violence, poses for pictures in a kitchen at a flat in Moscow. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a new law easing some penalties for domestic violence, a move which has alarmed women’s rights camp(...)

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