Russia

Portrait of the week: Rail strikes, rates rise and a record-breaking stingray

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Home A rail strike on three alternate days, bringing the system to a standstill for a week, was organised by…

How Russia’s cartoon heroine turned on Vladimir Putin

18 June 2022 5:30 pm

Vladimir Putin’s regime has a track record in building up public heroes whom it hopes to use, only to find…

Is the war slipping away from Ukraine?

18 June 2022 4:00 pm

After the decisive failure of Russia’s attempt to overthrow the government of Ukraine by seizing Kyiv, Kharkiv and other key cities…

How Michael O’Leary can stop the flying blame game

18 June 2022 9:00 am

Stock markets are tumbling, but given the tide of economic news, that’s hardly surprising. The S&P 500 index dived into…

Putin is no Peter the Great

11 June 2022 4:38 pm

Putin has a penchant for history, but only insofar it flatters him and his views. Last year, he gifted the…

Who dares ask how far Brexit is to blame for UK inflation?

11 June 2022 9:00 am

After the Jubilee dream of a lovely lost Britain, back to reality with a face-slap: the reality of the £8…

What if the Ukraine war is never won?

4 June 2022 5:30 pm

In late March, roughly a month into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an unnamed Nato official told NBC News that the…

Which monarchs have had the longest reigns?

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Long to reign over us The Queen is the world’s current longest-serving monarch, but two in history have had longer…

‘Famine is part of Russia’s strategy’: Zelensky’s economic adviser on Putin’s tactics

4 June 2022 9:00 am

President Zelensky’s economic adviser on the reality of Putin’s tactics

Letters: Who’s responsible for Putin’s rise if not Russians?

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Russian misrule Sir: Your editorial (‘Sanction Schroder’, 21 May) laments that western sanctions may be harming ordinary Russians, given that…

The EU’s oil ban is a damp squib

31 May 2022 9:19 pm

When Putin’s tanks rolled into Ukraine on 24 February there was a conceit that this might be the first war…

Germany is failing Ukraine

30 May 2022 11:20 pm

‘A giant step for German and European security,’ is how Chancellor Olaf Scholz described his government’s €100 billion cash injection…

How Russia wins

30 May 2022 8:30 pm

It is still too early to predict the outcome of the war in Ukraine. Russia has certainly solidified its position…

The West is watching the war in Ukraine like it's sport

30 May 2022 7:44 pm

Every time I hear a politician speak of Munich, I suspect that something is amiss. Last week, President Zelensky accused…

Are sanctions making Russia richer?

28 May 2022 9:00 am

As oil prices surge, Putin’s billions are soaring

Could Putin be toppled? An interview with Richard Dearlove

28 May 2022 9:00 am

The former head of MI6 on where Russia has gone wrong – and what happens next

A short history of dogs in war

24 May 2022 7:25 pm

In his own inimitable way, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has unleashed his dogs of war on Vladimir Putin and once…

Inside Russia’s military collapse in Ukraine

21 May 2022 4:15 pm

The Russian military has performed far worse in Ukraine than anyone could ever have predicted. After failing to take Kyiv,…

Letters: Banning Russia’s culture only benefits Putin

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Don’t ban Russia’s culture Sir: It is uncouth, illiterate and actually beneficial to Putin when theatres, opera houses and other…

Portrait of the week: Inflation’s 40-year high, Tory MP’s rape arrest and monkeypox in Britain

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Home The annual rate of inflation, impelled by energy costs, rose to 9 per cent, its highest since 1982. Unemployment…

Italy’s hostility to Nato is building

21 May 2022 9:00 am

  Ravenna, Italy   The war in Ukraine has caused an unholy convergence of the left and right in Italy.…

Cold Turkey: why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

Sanction Gerhard Schröder

21 May 2022 9:00 am

From the start of the war in Ukraine, the democratic world has shown striking unity in the economic boycott of…

Russia and the death of the Golden Arches theory

16 May 2022 11:55 pm

Ah, well, it was a lovely idea, born of the age of liberal-democratic triumphalism that was the 1990s: the ‘Golden…