• 18 May 2018

      While Britain places the blame for the Skripal poisonings firmly on Russia, we went to meet the exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky to ask about the Kremlin’s continuing strained relationship with the West. He was once Russia’s richest man, as head of the oil giant Yukos, before spending 10 years in prison for tax evasion.…

  • 8 Apr 2018

    Syrian activists say at least 40 people have been killed in a poison gas attack on Douma – the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus… rescue teams described finding families suffocated in their homes. Relief workers in the town said hundreds more people had been brought into clinics, with symptoms…

  • 13 Mar 2018

    Tonight, President Trump, in a phone call to Theresa May, said he agreed that the Russian government must provide unambiguous answers as to how the nerve agent came to be used in the Salisbury attack.┬áRussia has dismissed claims of involvement as “rubbish”. The government’s emergencies committee, COBRA, met again as police said their investigation is…

  • 19 Jul 2017

    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”.

  • 7 Jul 2017

    Welcome to Hamburg, where after all the anticipation, all the intrigue, all the build-up, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have finally held their first face-to-face talks, their encounter lasting more than two hours. They emerged with news of a ceasefire deal for Syria.

  • 24 Jun 2017

    The Russian president enjoys approval ratings Western leaders can only dream of, even as they dismiss him as an isolationist and authoritarian leader. What is the secret of Putin’s appeal?

  • 29 May 2017

    President Macron may be fresh to the job but he has wasted no time in availing himself of all the grand stage craft of the French Presidency to impress his guests. Today he hosted Vladimir Putin in Versaille. With deep disagreements over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine – as well as allegations of Russian…

  • 9 Apr 2017

    Crispin Blunt, chair of the foreign affairs select committee, and Dmitry Babich of Sputnik news debate the response to US strikes on Syria.

  • 8 Apr 2017

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has cancelled a planned trip to Moscow tomorrow, saying Russia’s continued defence of President Assad after the chemical weapons attack was “deplorable”.

  • 7 Apr 2017

    The Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of an “act of aggression against a sovereign nation” after its missile strike on Syria.

  • 30 Mar 2017

    In the United States the Senate hearing into alleged Russian interference in last year’s presidential election is underway.

  • 26 Mar 2017

    Hundreds of protestors – including Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny – have been arrested, after thousands of people took to the streets across Russia in a wave of anti-government demonstrations.

  • 17 Jan 2017

    New polling suggest Trump’s popularity has slumped to the lowest for an incoming President in four decades.

  • 11 Jan 2017

    Nine days to the inauguration of Donald Trump and his first news conference as President-elect became a damage limitation exercise as he angrily dismissed allegations that Russia had compromising material on him.

  • 11 Jan 2017

    Donald Trump also said for the first time Russia had been behind hacking attacks.