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    Ukraine stunned as vast cash reserves of political elite are made public
    Oct31

    Ukraine stunned as vast cash reserves of political elite are made public

    New wealth declaration system shows officials owning Fabergé eggs, weapons collections and huge stashes of currencyTwo years after angry Ukrainians deposed Viktor Yanukovych and broke into his vast, opulent residential compound outside Kiev, revelations thrown up by a new system that requires government officials to declare their wealth and...

    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters
    Oct27

    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters

    With the demise of the communist-led countries of eastern Europe and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the world breathed easier and we all felt that we would no longer stand permanently on the edge of a nuclear Armageddon. The post-cold war escalation of Nato activities and the encirclement of Russia threatens, once again, to take us back to...

    Kremlin puppet master’s leaked emails the price of return to political frontline
    Oct26

    Kremlin puppet master’s leaked emails the price of return to political frontline

    Vladislav Surkov fell out of favour with Putin but his new role in Ukraine talks has made him a target for mysterious hackersVladislav Surkov was the mysterious Kremlin puppet master who wrote rock lyrics and loved Tupac Shakur yet was simultaneously the chief architect of Vladimir Putin’s system of “managed democracy”. Now, after some time...

    Ukraine peace process: leaders agree roadmap to revive talks
    Oct20

    Ukraine peace process: leaders agree roadmap to revive talks

    Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, says talks ‘didn’t achieve miracles’ but that it was important to maintain momentumThe leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed on Wednesday on a road map aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine, though details of the plan still need to be worked...

    Putin’s paranoia: fear and loathing inside the Kremlin
    Oct18

    Putin’s paranoia: fear and loathing inside the Kremlin

    New book by journalist who spent years interviewing dozens of sources reveals a regime where disloyalty is the biggest crimeFor many people in the west, Russian politics has become synonymous with the country’s secretive president, Vladimir Putin, who has been known to disappear for weeks without explanation.But Putin does not work alone....

    Leaders meet in Berlin for Ukraine peace talks
    Oct18

    Leaders meet in Berlin for Ukraine peace talks

    Angela Merkel to discuss implementation of 2015 Minsk peace deal with Putin, Poroshenko and Hollande Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Berlin to discuss efforts towards peace in eastern Ukraine, the office of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said.In a statement, the German government said Merkel invited the...

    Prominent warlord Arsen ‘Motorola’ Pavlov killed in Donetsk blast
    Oct17

    Prominent warlord Arsen ‘Motorola’ Pavlov killed in Donetsk blast

    Pavlov, 33, was one of the most recognisable faces of the separatist movement and once admitted to killing 15 prisoners of war A notorious warlord has been killed in a bombing in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, separatist officials have said.The separatist Donetsk News Agency said Arsen Pavlov, also known as Motorola, was killed on Sunday in...

    Buk at bedtime: Russian firm launches missile-launcher child’s bed
    Oct02

    Buk at bedtime: Russian firm launches missile-launcher child’s bed

    CaroBus ‘future defenders of the motherland’ range salutes Buk of the kind used to shoot down Malaysia airlines flight A Russian company has had to defend itself for producing a children’s bed shaped like a Buk missile launcher.Days after a Dutch-led international investigation found that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 had been shot...

    Julie Bishop says Australia could pursue those behind MH17 with Lockerbie-style case
    Oct02

    Julie Bishop says Australia could pursue those behind MH17 with Lockerbie-style case

    Foreign minister says Russia will likely veto moves for UN action, but other legal avenues will be consideredAustralia’s foreign minister has said Russian-backed rebels responsible for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, killing 298 people including 38 Australians, could face a Lockerbie-style prosecution once the...

    How Putin’s Syria gamble has paid off | Oleg Kashin
    Sep29

    How Putin’s Syria gamble has paid off | Oleg Kashin

    One of Russia’s most prominent journalists argues the protracted conflict has been a gift to the president whose expansionism in Ukraine had left his country weakened• Read a version of this article in RussianIn a famous poem by the writer Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an ant crawling on the face of a Russian soldier killed in Afghanistan asks the...

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