Russia

Portrait of the Week: Farage returns, Abbott reselected and Trump guilty

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Home Nigel Farage took over leadership of the Reform party from Richard Tice and is standing for parliament in Clacton.…

A thriving City will test Labour’s tolerance

8 June 2024 9:00 am

The City is having a busier year than pessimistic observers – including me – might have expected. The biggest deal…

The need for greed

25 May 2024 9:00 am

I suspect I’ve had a lot more fun writing about the annual Sunday Times Rich List over the years than…

Anti-Semitism has returned to French politics

25 May 2024 9:00 am

New Caledonia is an archipelago in the South Pacific not far from Australia. James Cook discovered it in 1774, but,…

In Kharkiv, culture is a form of defence

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Kharkiv It was a strange feeling to walk alone through eerie corridors in the basement of the Kharkiv Opera Theatre…

Britain’s diplomacy with Russia needs a rethink

18 May 2024 4:00 pm

A week after the UK expelled the Russian defence attaché, Colonel Maxim Yelovik, for being ‘an undeclared intelligence officer’, Russia…

Fools rush in: Mania, by Lionel Shriver, reviewed

18 May 2024 9:00 am

In an alternative universe where the Mental Parity Movement holds sway, the ignorant and unqualified are deemed ‘just as good as anyone else’ – with predictable results

Agent Zo: the Polish blonde with nerves of steel

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Clare Mulley celebrates the courage of Elzbieta Zawacka, who repeatedly risked her life in the second world war liaising between London and the Polish Resistance

Georgia is on the brink of revolution

11 May 2024 9:00 am

For weeks, the Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi has looked like a battlefield. Thousands of protestors, mostly in their twenties, have…

How Pret ate itself

27 April 2024 9:00 am

How bad would it be if Royal Mail’s parent company, International Distributions Services (IDS), were to be taken over by…

Why does the West protect Israel but not Ukraine?

20 April 2024 9:00 am

When Israel and its allies shot down hundreds of Iranian drones and missiles, they demonstrated what an effective air defence…

Will Biden support Ukraine’s attacks on Russia?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

This time last year, Volodymyr Zelensky was touring western capitals, calling for weapons and money to launch a decisive summer…

Macron vs Putin: this summer’s Olympic battle

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Dixmont, Yonne Last summer, Emmanuel Macron lashed out at France’s constitution because it prevents him from running for a third…

Portrait of the Week: Tory phishing, tension over Rafah and Cameron in America

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Home The review by Dr Hilary Cass of gender-identity services for people under 18 called for an end to prescribing…

Portrait of the Week: hate crimes, surprise knighthoods and flaming rickshaws

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Home The Hate Crime and Public Order Act came into effect in Scotland, making it a crime to communicate or…

The horrors of the Eastern Front

30 March 2024 9:00 am

Nick Lloyd reinforces Churchill’s sentiment that the first world war in the East was ‘one of the most frightful misfortunes to befall mankind’

Meet the Russians in Serbia who voted against Putin

18 March 2024 4:47 am

Today, Russians in Serbia are heading to the polls to cast their vote and protest against what many see as…

Russia will not attack Nato

9 March 2024 5:00 pm

There is a lot of war fever about. In January, Grant Shapps, Britain’s tiggerish defence secretary, said the UK was…

Why Latvia is expelling its Russian speakers

2 March 2024 9:00 am

Riga, Latvia At the age of 74, Inessa Novikova, who is ethnically Russian, was told she had to learn Latvian…

A free spirit: Clairmont, by Lesley McDowell, reviewed

2 March 2024 9:00 am

Even by the Villa Diodati’s standards, Claire Clairmont was unconventional, seducing Byron when she was 18, and giving birth to their child after a possible affair with Shelley