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  • Aug 20, 2014
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Perils of Ukraine’s revolution

At a time when cynicism and scepticism about European integration are at a record high, the drama unfolding in Ukraine is a salutary reminder that the values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law remain a beacon of hope to many in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 5:12am

Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

My first trip to the United States in early 2008 - with the Beijing Olympic Games just months away - gave me a street-level glimpse of China's rising profile on Wall Street as well as among ordinary Americans.

10 Feb 2014 - 1:54pm

Russia lays new charges against Putin foe Navalny

President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic said on Tuesday he had been served with new theft and money-laundering charges, describing them as a part of an attempt to “terrorise” those who displease the authorities in Russia.

30 Oct 2013 - 12:44pm

Russia says Syria peace talks unlikely before October

Russia wants a Syria peace conference to be held as soon as possible but it is unlikely to go ahead before October because there is a busy diplomatic schedule before then, a Russian diplomat said on Tuesday.

13 Aug 2013 - 2:55pm

Obama says Putin’s Cold War stance is damaging relations

President Barack Obama complained on Friday that Russia had adopted a frostier stance towards the United States since Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin, but both camps insisted ties have not broken down.

10 Aug 2013 - 7:10pm

Russian reporter’s murder trial starts despite boycott

A Russian jury on Wednesday began hearing the case against five men suspected over the murder of anti-Kremlin reporter Anna Politkovskaya, despite a boycott of the trial by her children and their lawyers.

24 Jul 2013 - 5:57pm

Navalny returns to Moscow a hero

Top opposition leader Alexei Navalny triumphantly returned home to Russia’s capital on Saturday after his unexpected release from prison, saying he would push ahead with a bid to become Moscow mayor.

Navalny and his wife Yulia stepped off an overnight train from the northeastern city of Kirov to hundreds of supporters who chanted his name as dozens of riot police looked on.

20 Jul 2013 - 3:38pm 1 comment

Russian opposition leader Navalny found guilty

A Russian judge on Thursday found opposition leader Alexei Navalny guilty of theft, a ruling that could send the charismatic anti-corruption blogger and Moscow mayoral candidate to prison for up to six years.

18 Jul 2013 - 4:51pm

Russia plans nuclear submarines for southern oceans

Moscow plans to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern hemisphere after a break of more than 20 years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, in another example of efforts to revive Moscow's military.

3 Jun 2013 - 4:53am

Russia proposes exporting power to Japan: Nikkei

Russia has offered to export electricity from the island of Sakhalin to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, using undersea cables, the Nikkei business daily said on Friday, in what would be Japan’s first imports of electric power.

31 May 2013 - 12:25pm