Putin

Why autocracy in Russia always fails in the end

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Churchill was wrong: Russia is neither a riddle nor an enigma. Russians themselves concoct endless stories to glorify their country’s…

Amnesty International has undermined Navalny's fight for freedom

24 February 2021 10:15 pm

In his fight against Putin, Alexei Navalny needs all the help he can get. The might of the Russian state…

Will Iron Felix scare Moscow’s protesters?

14 February 2021 6:00 pm

While in the West, the debate seems to be about which statue to topple next, in Russia it’s rather different.…

Biden vs Merkel: the battle over Russian gas is heating up

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Russia’s influence on Germany is causing alarm

The sticky truth about Navalny

13 February 2021 9:00 am

His courage is exhilarating. Even if you think his cause hopeless, Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and Putin-baiter, deserves…

Alexei Navalny is getting under the Kremlin's skin

30 January 2021 5:30 pm

Only half a year ago the opposition leader Alexei Navalny was a non-person on Russian state media, and Putin’s opulent…

Russians are daring to dream of life after Putin

23 January 2021 8:09 pm

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s leading opposition figure, demonstrated unfathomable courage in returning home after the Kremlin had poisoned him with Novichok.…

Navalny and Putin: the next chapter

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Navalny’s return to Russia is brave – and provocative

Will Navalny's gamble backfire?

20 January 2021 8:15 pm

For years, Alexei Navalny had been – barely – tolerated by a Kremlin that was willing to permit very limited…

Alexei Navalny: a profile in courage

18 January 2021 10:32 am

Vladimir Putin likes his opponents in exile: it makes them easier to portray as defectors who have turned their back…

Putin's New Year's resolution: survive

31 December 2020 9:41 pm

Even in tough times, Russia tends to put on a show to welcome the New Year, and 2020/21 is no…

Putin’s festive message: the world’s naughty, but I'm nice

18 December 2020 7:30 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. When a reclusive figure comes bearing gifts, when the air is full…

Russians are wary of Putin's vaccine

4 December 2020 6:20 pm

Never one to let a bandwagon pass by, Vladimir Putin launched his own national vaccine programme the moment Britain said…

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

25 July 2020 9:00 am

How Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

These Russian cyber-attacks are a wake up call for the UK

17 July 2020 3:26 am

Days before the release of the becalmed Intelligence & Security Committee (ISC) report on Russian political interference, we suddenly started…

Britain's Magnitsky sanctions will hit Putin where it hurts

7 July 2020 11:52 pm

It’s rare for a Government minister to make an announcement that is universally welcomed in the House of Commons. But…

Can Putin survive the coronavirus stress test?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus is a double whammy for his regime

Covid-19 is testing Putin's regime

30 April 2020 1:12 am

Vladimir Putin is observing the old adage that you should never let a good crisis go to waste. With the…

Putin's plan to exploit coronavirus

28 March 2020 8:00 pm

Vladimir Putin knows a thing or two about a crisis, having caused a number of them over recent years. And…

Exclusive: Dominic Cummings’s secret links to Russia

16 November 2019 9:00 am

This week, a malign foreign actor invaded the British media, spreading disinformation and seeking to meddle in the general election.…

‘The only place I can’t get my plays on is Britain’: Sir Peter Brook interviewed

2 November 2019 9:00 am

‘Everyone of us knows we deserve to be punished,’ says the frail old man before me in a hotel café.…

Who poses a greater threat to the West: China or Russia?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

At the height of the Cold War, as the West faced off against Red China and the Soviet Union, people…

Trumpworld is spinning out of control

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Donald Trump’s Twitter feed was oddly silent as the news came that his former campaign manager and his former lawyer…

Putin says he’s making Russia great again. In reality, it’s crumbling

9 June 2018 9:00 am

This is Putin’s time. Next week, the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Moscow, and the Kremlin has spared no…

The long arm of the Russian super mafia

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Mark Galeotti’s study of Russian organised crime, the product of three decades of academic research and consultancy work, is more…