Articles on Russia

Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 27 April 2017

The European Union is absent from diplomatic efforts to resolve the war in eastern Ukraine but obsessed with a misguided even-handedness.

Into the bear pit: What awaits Tillerson in Moscow? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 11 April 2017

How will Russia respond to Trump’s Syria strikes?

Russia protests: this time it is different (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 March 2017

If we consider their potential for long-term impact, Navalny's protests differ in many ways from previous protests in Russia.

Kaliningrad: From boomtown to battle-station (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 27 March 2017

The deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad has raised fears in Europe that the territory is becoming Russia's key battle-station.

The truth about Russia's defence budget (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 24 March 2017

Contrary to recent claims, Russia's defence budget has not been slashed for 2017. 

Turn the search light outwards (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 15 February 2017

In focusing exclusively on Western crimes, parts of the European Left are letting Putin and Assad off the hook for Syria and Ukraine.

Russia’s Syria Quandary (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 27 January 2017

The Astana process may represent a moment of new Russian seriousness.

A Trump-Putin summit? Bring it on. (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 17 January 2017

The long-distance bromance may founder when its principals actually get to meet. 

Russia’s heavy metal diplomacy (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 27 December 2016

Mark Galeotti's op-ed on how Russia aims to divide, distract, dismay and dominate neighbours with 'heavy metal diplomacy'.

An envoy, an assassin and a mystery in the heart of Ankara (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 21 December 2016

Instead of ratcheting up tensions, the murder of Karlov seems to have brought Ankara and Moscow closer than ever.