Russia is the house that Vladimir Putin built and hell never abandon it | Dmitri Trenin

By co-opting the masses against the elite, the president has shaped a country to echo his values and grievances. And now hes working to secure his legacy When Vladimir Putin was asked about hisjob, two years after becoming master of the Kremlin on New Years Eve,1999, he said somethingabout being a hired manager elected by … Read more

Power Rangers gets 18+ age restriction in Russia over inclusion of LGBT character

Russian distributor informed cinemas that the film would have highest possible restrictions after hardline anti-gay legislator suggested it should be banned The Russian distributors have given the Hollywood Reporter. Another legislator, Alexei Zhuravlev, said the film amounted to gay propaganda while speaking on conservative television network Tsargrad, and criticised staff at the culture ministry for … Read more

How annexing Crimea allowed Putin to claim he had made Russia great again | Sophie Pinkham

The show of force in Ukraine was played as Russias greatest moment since the second world war. But its a risky strategy Much of the current tension between Russia and the west is a consequence of Vladimir Putins decision to 2011 Russian legislative elections, and by Putins decision to Georgia in 2003, Kyrgyzstan in 2005. … Read more

The Russian Revolution: then and now

The events of 1917 changed the course of history in Russia and indeed the rest of the world. But as these remarkable pictures show, pockets of Russias two largest cities have endured almost unchanged through a century of revolution and the fall, rise, and fall of empire The Russian Revolution consisted of two revolutions in … Read more

Russia and China veto UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria

France, UK and US wanted sanctions over chemical weapon use but Vladimir Putin rejects totally inappropriate proposal Russia and China have vetoed a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons during the six-year war. It is Russias seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from UN security council … Read more

Stalin’s secret police finally named but killings still not seen as crimes

Andrei Zhukov praised by activists for singlehandedly identifying every NKVD officer involved in 1930s arrests and killings For two decades, starting in 1993, Andrei Zhukov went down into a Moscow archive at least three days a week, spending hour after hour leafing through thousands of orders issued by the NKVD, Joseph Stalins secret police, searching … Read more

Alleged hacker behind LinkedIn breach at centre of US-Russia legal tussle

Yevgeniy Nikulin faces extradition requests from both countries amid lingering disquiet over Moscows alleged interference in the US presidential election An alleged computer hacker being held in the Czech Republic is at the centre of an international legal tussle between the United States and Russia amid lingering disquiet over Moscows arrested in a restaurant in … Read more

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