Lisa Haseldine

‘We are not afraid’: Russians gather for Navalny’s funeral

2 March 2024 1:22 am

Today is a sad day for Russia. Two weeks after his death in an Arctic penal colony, Alexei Navalny, Putin’s most vociferous…

Will Navalny be given a public funeral?

26 February 2024 5:15 pm

Nine days after Alexei Navalny died in an Arctic prison colony, his body was finally handed over to his mother…

Putin’s British prisoner: Vladimir Kara-Murza is languishing in a Siberian jail

24 February 2024 9:00 am

Opposing Vladimir Putin is a lethal business. The world was reminded of this last week after the sudden death of…

Germany’s new anti-Ukraine party unnerving the establishment

23 February 2024 4:30 am

Her party may be less than two months old, but already Sahra Wagenknecht has put a cat amongst the pigeons…

‘Putin killed my husband’: Navalny’s wife vows to fight on

19 February 2024 11:46 pm

Three days on from his death, the widow of Alexei Navalny today vowed to continue the work of her husband…

Navalny’s cause of death changed to ‘sudden death syndrome’

18 February 2024 5:22 am

How did Alexei Navalny die? The official version is that he collapsed after a walk in his Siberian prison. But…

In Russia, Navalny is already becoming an unperson

17 February 2024 11:56 pm

Newspapers across Britain and the democratic world are dominated by the news of the death – perhaps murder – of…

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison

16 February 2024 11:11 pm

Just over three years after he was imprisoned in Russia, the Putin critic Alexei Navalny has died. The news was…

Why has Vladimir Putin endorsed Joe Biden?

16 February 2024 1:23 am

Who does Vladimir Putin want to win the US presidential election this autumn? Last night, the Russian president gave an…

Will Boris Nadezhdin be allowed to run for president against Putin?

6 February 2024 5:00 pm

Will the anti-war politician Boris Nadezhdin be allowed to run against Vladimir Putin for the Russian presidency? That’s the question…

Are Germans turning against the AfD?

16 January 2024 3:21 am

After months of steadily climbing in the polls, could this be the moment the bubble bursts for the right-wing party,…

Even in the Arctic Circle, Navalny remains uncowed

12 January 2024 3:15 am

Alexei Navalny had a brutal December. At the start of the month the Putin critic abruptly disappeared from his prison…

Russia’s curious reaction to Britain’s hacking allegations

8 December 2023 4:02 am

That Russia’s security services have been targeting British politicians and other high-profile figures won’t come as a surprise. But the…

Is Russia trying to flood Finland with migrants?

22 November 2023 7:00 pm

Against the background of the war in Ukraine, a diplomatic row is brewing between Russia and Finland. Last week, Finland…

Cameron’s Ukraine trip provides a welcome boost for Zelensky

17 November 2023 1:30 am

Just days after returning to government as Lord Cameron, the former prime minister and new Foreign Secretary has made his…

Why Putin thinks war with Ukraine is like the Israel-Palestine conflict

1 November 2023 4:05 am

Who is to blame for the shocking pogrom in the Dagestani city of Makhachkala, where a mob of hundreds stormed the…

Why Putin hosted Hamas at the Kremlin

27 October 2023 10:00 pm

Since Hamas’s attack on Israel nearly three weeks ago, Vladimir Putin has been torn between who to back. It took the…

Putin will be hoping for gifts from Xi in Beijing

18 October 2023 2:11 am

In the early hours of this morning, Vladimir Putin touched down in Beijing to attend the third forum of the…

Juncker dismisses ‘corrupt’ Ukraine joining EU in near future

6 October 2023 2:22 am

Just days after Ukraine’s President Zelensky declared his intention to start EU membership negotiations by the end of this year,…

How a pro-Russia party triumphed in Slovakia’s election

2 October 2023 12:53 am

The staunchly pro-Russian Robert Fico is back in power for a third time in Slovakia. Fico’s Smer party clinched at least…

The West and Russia are at war, says Sergei Lavrov

25 September 2023 10:42 pm

The United States and Britain are at war with Russia. So said the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a…

Olaf Scholz’s failing coalition is leaking support to the AfD

24 September 2023 5:00 pm

Germans are increasingly fed up with their hapless chancellor Olaf Scholz and his traffic light coalition. Just a quarter of…

What Prigozhin’s clandestine funeral says about the Kremlin

30 August 2023 5:01 am

For the past week, the arrangements for Yevgeny Prigozhin’s funeral have been shrouded in secrecy. Now it has been confirmed…

Ukraine steps up its drone warfare against Crimea

25 August 2023 11:56 pm

In the early hours of this morning, Ukraine launched 42 unmanned drones at the annexed territory of Crimea, the Russian…