Russia

#78 Alexandre Dumas, July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870.

Brexit is only one chapter in the story of Britain’s retreat from influence, says JOHN KAMPFNER. We now face a marathon journey back to our rightful place

#76 Leo Tolstoy. September 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910

Three members of campaign group Veterans for Europe highlight different fears over the adverse impact of Brexit on the military.

The Jonestown massacre, 40 years ago this week, ranks as one of humanity’s darkest chapters. Is it best understood as an isolated tragedy, or as 
part of the pattern of the grisly history of the 20th century? IAN WALKER reports

Is the president unleashing a fierce anger within us all? Bonnie Greer investigates

Let’s not forget, peace in Europe is not a natural state. We have to fight for it, says MITCH BENN

16-year-old anti-Brexit campaigner ATHIAN AKEC writes about what it feels like to be a young person watching Brexit unfold.

Is Arron Banks a bad boy or sad chancer, asks JAMES BALL

The Russian ruler’s strategy is short-termist, simple and successful, says John Kampfner. But it is ultimately hollow

They be only modest, but let’s take them while we can, says MICHAEL WHITE

Mysterious billboards celebrating the UK and Russia’s “Brexit collaboration” have been erected across London.

A dominant, if unconventional, Irving Berlin was confounding the critics, as music took its first tentative steps towards ‘pop’. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

Being loud and brash can go too far, but it is necessary when you’re pushing against established beliefs, writes ALASTAIR CAMPBELL.

As a leader, the German chancellor provided the moral compass for a continent, says ZOE WILLIAMS. We will all miss her

Mandrake reveals when Kamal Ahmed said ‘all hail, Sir Philip Green,’ Liam Fox combines business with pleasure and Jane Fonda asks why Corbyn is not opposing Brexit.

Britain’s declining influence has put global security in peril. And it is entirely self-inflicted, says James P. Rubin, a former aide to Bill Clinton

As Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary, SI HAWKINS finds an unusual national symbol at the centre of commemorations, which chronicles every twist of the country’s exceptionally eventful century

MICHAEL WHITE on the looming conclusion for Brexit’s ring a ring o’roses and why we’re all about to fall down

It might be tempting to revel in the tribulations of Tehran’s unpleasant rulers. But, it’s worth being careful what you wish for.

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, August 30, 1958 – October 7, 2006

Hillary Clinton says she cannot understand why the press and political establishment are “so reluctant to call out what the Russians have been doing”.

Putin is not as powerfulas he pretends, says prominent critic OLIVIER VEDRINE. And there is a way to get him...

As recovery from the war continued, a new era of individualism and hedonism was already on the horizon. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

The life of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev reads like a novel. As JASON SOLOMONS reports, every amazing chapter is captured in a new documentary film.

As they struggle to make headway, the Liberal Democrats need to do more to promote the one issue they have always held the high ground about – Europe.

Anti-Western philosopher Aleksandr Dugin is said to hold sway over Vladimir Putin. But it is not just the Russian president who is in thrall to him. PAUL KNOTT reports

Steve Anglesey explores the irony of Liam Fox’s plans for a post-Brexit Spitfire flight.

In 1844 Strauss Senior, the first pop idol, soon found himself eclipsed by something rawer, says SOPHIA DEBOICK.

While the US produced a very raunchy scandal, British pop’s great controversy was a little more tame.

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