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

Bonnie Greer on the administration-defining showdown awaiting Trump and Mueller in 2019

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

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

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

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

The German chancellor has become an anachronism from a bygone Europe, writes Paul Knott.

Paul Connew looks at whether Donald Trump fatally wounded his presidency after his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

The Russian president has used previous sports tournaments to distract from aggressive actions. Is he doing the same again?

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

In a speech to think tank Progress our editor-at-large lays into Jeremy Corbyn and the failures of the Labour Party

As relations with Russia become ever chillier, PAUL KNOTT unearths a document from the 1940s with advice on dealing with Moscow which seems remarkably relevant today.

The New European's Editor-at-Large ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on a memorable exchange between Blair and Putin.

Troubling as it may be, Putin is the politician best attuned to the state of the world today, says JAMES RODGERS.

Russia's leader might seem to be invincible, but in fact he is less secure than he appears, and 2018 could be the year that proves it, argues PAUL KNOTT.

Christopher Chandler correction: In an article headlined "Who is hacking Brexit? And why we need our own Robert Mueller inquiry" published on 25 November 2017, our columnist, Liam Byrne MP, claimed that Mr Christopher Chandler had "helped to lead a boardroom coup to emplace Alexey Miller, Putin's deputy from St Petersburg days, as head of Gazprom". Mr Chandler strenuously denies any allegation that he helped to lead a boardroom coup to emplace Alexey Miller as head of GazProm. We did not have a basis to make this claim, which suggested that Mr Chandler had acted with an intention to place Miller, an associate of President Putin, as CEO of Gazprom. We also reported that Mr Chandler lives in Singapore. In fact, he does not (and has not) lived in Singapore. This correction has been published following an upheld ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Dukla Prague were one of
football's giants of the Eastern Bloc. But, as NEIL FREDRIK JENSEN explains, the club's cult status abroad is in contrast with how the former state side is regarded closer to home

A new theatre production telling the story of the arrest and imprisonment of feminist collective Pussy Riot shows why they are more relevant now than ever.

'The Will Of The People ... Once upon a time, I would have thought the phrase absurdly un-British'

A profile of the Russian opposition leader who has taken on the perilous task of challenging Putin

The global titans and statesmen of yesteryear have gone. And we may never see their like again

One of France's most powerful political figures wasn't on the ballot paper - he was more than 1,500 miles away, at home in the Kremlin

The "special relationship" between the US and the UK has long been unbalanced. Brexit will tip the scales completely in favour of the Americans and enfeeble Britain

Vladimir Putin's hand is not as strong as it looks, and there is plenty his opponents can do to counter him

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