Russia

Putin says he’s making Russia great again. In reality, it’s crumbling

7 June 2018 12:35 pm

This is Putin’s time. Next week, the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Moscow, and the Kremlin has spared no…

The truth about Putin’s ‘chef’

5 June 2018 5:56 pm

Yevgeny Prigozhin has been charged by Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 election.

Did Ronald Reagan almost spark a nuclear war?

28 May 2018 8:18 pm

In 1983, Soviet spies skulked in our midnight streets to check the lights were out. The Kremlin, convinced the West…

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

25 May 2018 5:56 pm

How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors.

Trump is having a very loud public meltdown – all thanks to Michael Cohen

24 May 2018 7:46 pm

Between Ukraine and his associate Evgeny Freidman, its heating up for the president's former lawyer.

Did Ukraine bribe its way into the White House?

23 May 2018 5:20 pm

Michael Cohen's Kiev connection could spell more trouble for his former boss.

Why Christopher Steele should spill the beans

15 May 2018 4:36 pm

Lawyers representing the ex-spook-turned-private-investigator Christopher Steele were in action yesterday at London’s High Court. In a rather convoluted turn of…

Will Trump end the Mueller inquiry or will the Mueller inquiry end Trump?

15 May 2018 8:10 am

May 17, 2017 started out as any other day in Donald Trump’s Washington. Men and women in suits with briefcases…

America is in the middle of a Russian influence campaign – not at the end

10 May 2018 10:15 pm

We need only look to London for lessons in how oligarchs apply pressure.

Putin shows off his ‘dagger’ on Victory Day

10 May 2018 8:44 am

Then there’s the bravado that goes with it too. International Women’s Day is widely and actively observed in Russia, and though there is an official…

The 10 graphs that explain Vladimir Putin’s Russia

27 April 2018 12:09 pm

This is an edited version of a presentation given by Owen Matthews at The Spectator’s What does Russia want? event.…

Putin’s cronies take a hit from the US

6 April 2018 6:40 pm

“I’m afraid we no longer have oligarchs. That was a concept of the ’90s,” Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich…

The perfect recipe for a Trump meltdown

2 April 2018 6:10 pm

President Trump has invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to the White House. This news is rocking Washington, but it shouldn’t…

The diplomat expulsion game is a pointless charade

30 March 2018 2:52 pm

Diplomats are poker chips. The pomp and mystery that accrues to the diplomatic and intelligence services en poste overseas conceal…

Why isn’t Donald Trump tweeting about expelling Russian diplomats?

27 March 2018 3:38 pm

“President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian…

Donald Trump turns on Putin

26 March 2018 5:37 pm

It seems like only yesterday Donald Trump was buttering up Vladimir Putin. His congratulations on Putin’s victory and failure to…

Meet the Russian housewives of London

24 March 2018 8:59 am

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Knightsbridge is nestled in a maze of mews streets and embassy rows somewhere between Harrods…

Why did McMaster go?

23 March 2018 4:39 pm

Everyone wants to know what caused President Trump to dump national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Today’s papers are saying it…

John Dowd’s departure raises all kinds of questions

22 March 2018 4:21 pm

John Dowd, a personal attorney of Donald Trump, stepped down today from his role as head of the legal team…

Why Trump could regret targeting Mueller

19 March 2018 3:35 pm

Throughout the course of the inquiry on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, White House lawyers have attempted…

Meet Boris Titov: the man who wouldn’t be president

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Boris Titov is running to be president of Russia, but he’s eager to talk himself out of the job. ‘I…

Donald Trump finally announces sanctions against Russia

15 March 2018 5:33 pm

Donald Trump today called it a ‘very sad situation.’ The ‘it’ in question is of course the chemical weapons attack…

The Special Relationship still trumps Putin

15 March 2018 10:57 am

For a president who usually tweets first and asks questions later, Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the Salisbury attack has…

Democrats should look closer to home to find collusion with Russia

14 March 2018 4:52 pm

For Donald Trump, yesterday was a bad day to bury good news. While Rex Tillerson’s resignation as Secretary of State…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

13 March 2018 1:39 pm

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

What is behind the British PM’s threat to Russia?

12 March 2018 9:06 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given Russia until Wednesday to explain why a nerve agent that it has developed…