The Russian Embassy asked us to FactCheck William Hague. Here’s what we found
The Russian Embassy put forward some stats in response to the former foreign secretary. But we’re not convinced their argument is as strong as it appears.
Trump denies Russia collusion following Flynn guilty plea
President Trump has tweeted that he fired his former national security adviser General Mike Flynn “because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI”. An interesting move, given he might have tried to keep the media focus today on his tax cutting bill, which was passed late last night by the Senate, despite controversy…
Pussy Riot activist recreates Russian prison in London
London’s Saatchi Gallery has been transformed into a Russian-style prison through immersive theatre. Political artist and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova devised the show, she spent two years in a Russian jail after her group’s anti-Putin protests, and is now fighting for prison reform. Before he worked on this programme Channel 4 News’ Kieron Bryan…
Airstrikes in Syrian province reportedly left over 100 dead in the last week
When it comes to Syria, Russia has been doing a great deal of diplomatic leg work in recent days, meeting with Iran and Turkey to broker a post-conflict settlement. Today, a top Russian general said Russia was likely to reduce troop numbers in Syria. But the Russians and the Syrian regime also seem in a…
Here’s what we know about alleged Russian involvement in Brexit
We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about Russia’s alleged involvement in the EU referendum. On Monday, Theresa May said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies” and was “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. Although on Wednesday, the Prime Minister appeared to soften her language. She told parliament: “if…
Trump’s secret G20 meeting with Putin
He moved seats during a dinner at the G20 to sit next to Vladimir Putin. But what Donald Trump talked about with the Russian leader in this hitherto undisclosed meeting, we shall probably never know. The only other person present was a Russian translator. Mr Trump called the media speculation about the meeting “sick”.