article 09 May 2015 World, Russia
Western leaders boycott Russian VE parade

Thousands of Russian troops march through Moscow's Red Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany - but many western leaders boycott the event over the Ukraine crisis.

post 09 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Pro-Russian rebels accused of Ukraine 'war crimes'

Long suspected but short on the vital evidence, Amnesty International has now accused pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine of war crimes: namely the execution of captured Ukrainian soldiers. Amnesty

article 02 April 2015 World, Russia
Trawler Dalniy Vostok pictured within the ice sheet on a previous voyage
Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks in freezing waters

At least 54 crew members die and 15 more are missing after their fishing trawler Dalniy Vostok sank in the sea of Okhotsk off the far north east coast of Russia. Rescuers save 63 of those on board.

post 30 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Iran nuclear talks: another 36 hours to make harmony

The mood music coming out of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne may be positive, but there are more variations to be played through before a harmonious finale can be achieved.

article 19 March 2015 UK, Ukraine
by Ukraine conflict: why is the UK training Ukraine's soldiers?

Britain has flown 35 military advisers to Ukraine to help fight pro-Russian separatists - with America set to follow suit. But what can the British army offer that Ukraine doesn't have already?

article 18 March 2015 World, Russia
US tanks mass in Poland for Nato exercise - video

US military tanks arrive in Poland to take part in a Nato military exercises as tensions continue to simmer in eastern Europe.

article 16 March 2015 Russia
Vladimir Putin (Getty Images)
Vladimir Putin reappears - but where did he go?

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears in public for the first time in 11 days at a meeting with the president of Kyrgyzstan in St Petersburg.

article 08 March 2015 World, Ukraine
Women's Day in Ankara (Getty)
World celebrates Women's Day

From beauty contests to angry protests, events are held around the world to mark International Women's Day.

article 08 March 2015 World, Russia
Zaur Dadayev (Reuters)
Suspect 'admits involvement in Nemtsov killing'

A man detained on suspicion of murdering the prominent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov has told investigators he was involved, a Russian judge says.