Gabriel Gavin

Could Russia invade Moldova?

13 May 2022 11:20 pm

Chișinău, Moldova Armed soldiers patrol the checkpoints along the road into Transnistria, standing guard under a giant Soviet hammer and…

Will Russia sink Le Pen?

23 April 2022 8:00 pm

Paris, France Marine Le Pen has changed her image. Five years ago, the veteran far-right leader lost her second bid…

The Northern Ireland elections could break the Union

20 April 2022 12:40 am

Belfast, Northern Ireland Phillip Brett was just nine years old the night a neighbour called to say his brother, Gavin,…

Why Russians celebrate monsters

16 April 2022 5:00 pm

Nobody knows how long people live in Dzerzhinsk – life expectancy statistics for the Russian city, 250 miles east of…

Is Putin using chemical weapons in Ukraine?

12 April 2022 9:01 pm

In 1942, as Hitler’s forces swept through the Soviet Union, the Red Army went underground. Outside the city of Kerch…

The West is powerless in the face of Russian war crimes

5 April 2022 3:10 am

‘Our home is our heart,’ a video posted by a couple from the Kyiv suburb of Hostomel begins, showing them…

Ukraine is witnessing the future of drone warfare

31 March 2022 2:00 am

Russian forces have reportedly been ordered to watch last year’s state-funded propaganda film Sky. The Kremlin-funded drama follows the lives of Russian airmen…

Is Putin’s playbook finally being used against him?

29 March 2022 8:26 pm

Goris, Armenia ‘Where we deploy our own troops within our own borders is nobody’s business but our own,’ Kremlin press…

Is Putin's war spreading?

26 March 2022 12:20 am

Yerevan, Armenia ‘This is our land,’ Anna says, looking out over her roadside flower shop. ‘Lenin promised it to us.’…

Turkish drones are transforming the war in Ukraine

15 March 2022 11:10 pm

Istanbul, Turkey A cheer rings out in a secret command centre. On the screen, another Russian missile launcher has vanished…

Could Turkey rejoin the West?

9 March 2022 1:35 am

Istanbul, Turkey Wherever you go in Istanbul, Atatürk is rarely far away. Portraits of the man who founded the Turkish…

Can we trust our spies' claims about Russia?

8 February 2022 12:22 am

In the Spring of 1988, the body of Britain’s most notorious Cold War spy was lowered into the ground at…

How the EU hardened its heart towards refugees

17 November 2021 9:27 pm

‘They wanted me to fight, and I knew I had toleave, or die.’ My translator, a former English teacher from…

Cold War, hot planet

6 November 2021 9:40 am

Chelyabinsk is one of the most polluted places in the world. On 29 September 1957, an explosion ripped through the…

How will Europe respond to a wave of Afghan refugees?

27 August 2021 11:25 pm

On Tuesday, Franek Sterczewski made a break for the border. Wearing a long trench coat and carrying a blue plastic…

How Russia lurched from vaccine victory to Covid crisis

21 June 2021 5:27 pm

Russia made headlines last August when it triumphantly unveiled its pioneering coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V. But now, nearly a year…