Soviet Union

As Trump and Putin try to unpick agreements on nuclear weapons that have helped keep the world safe, IAN WALKER looks back at the moment the world first stepped back from the abyss

Anna Akhmatova, June 11, 1889 - March 5, 1966

The Labour leadership’s support alone will not guarantee a People’s Vote - but it is a crucial step towards one, argues ANDREW ADONIS.

A striking feature of the Brexit camp’s narrative in the UK both before and after the 2016 referendum has been the repeated claim that leaving the EU is consistent with the lessons of history.

Our growing acceptance of deceit in public life will have disastrous consequences for us all, warns GAVIN ESLER.

IAN WALKER visits the remarkable Polish town which stands testament to both a failed ideology and proud people.

It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).

Boney M.’s 1978 just kept on getting better. RICHARD LUCK recalls the German disco outfit’s annus mirabilis and the smash-hit festive No.1 that finished it off.

CHARLIE CONNELLY reflects on the work of iconic Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.

Fifty years ago, with the Space Race still in the balance, a late twist gave the Soviets a shot at victory. MICK O’HARE looks back at a near miss, and considers what might have been

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

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

Far-flung Svalbard might seem one of the globe’s backwaters but the pace of change here is far from glacial

STEVE ANGLESEY crowns another Brexiteer of the Week.

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

European Council president Donald Tusk has used his latest speech to respond to comments made at Conservative party conference.

You don’t obstruct an investigation which you will believe will clear your name, says MITCH BENN

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

A deluded Nigel Farage has told the European Parliament in Brussels that the European Union now fears Britain.

The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has hit out at Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt and Jacob Rees-Mogg in a scathing speech in Brussels.

After Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt’s arrival at the Foreign Office suggested Britain’s diplomatic standing might improve a little. But his comments to the Conservative Party conference have put paid to that, says DENIS MACSHANE, a former minister for Europe.

Politicians have turned fire on Jeremy Hunt, after the foreign secretary compared the EU to the Soviet Union.

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

A former Fleet Street editor explains how the national press has abandoned its duty to inform in favour of printing propaganda

MICK O’HARE tells the story of a revolt that figures as no more than a footnote in the wider history of the Second World War. but arguuably led to the creation of a nation 50 years later.

RICHARD LUCK on a forgotten chapter in tennis history and the man who became the unexpected beneficiary of the Grand Slam glory at SW19.

The World Cup has never lived up to its lofty ideals, says GLENN MOORE, as he recounts a history of corruption, match-fixing, boycotts and giving succour to dictatorships.

George Walden reviews recent books on Brexit and finds himself asking who can truly consider themselves patriots.

Three decades after the death of Kim Philby, perhaps Britain’s most notorious spy, CHARLIE CONNELLY ponders the changing nature of espionage

With the UK entry in Lisbon this weekend unlikely to go with a boom-bang-a-bang, Roy Delaney investigates the reasons behind Britain’s malaise and wonders whether the country can transform its fortunes

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