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# russia - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader

The decision was agreed upon among the 27 EU envoys to Brussels.

# russia - Thursday 8 October, 2020

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.

# russia - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Chemical watchdog confirms Navalny poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons carried out its own analysis of samples taken from the Russian opposition figure.

# russia - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'

Irish-Armenians are calling for the international community to intervene as deadly fighting continues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

# russia - Thursday 17 September, 2020

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

# russia - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning

The vote is seen as a key test of the Kremlin’s control of local politics.

# russia - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns

Tech giant Microsoft said today it has detected and thwarted a number of hacking attempts in recent weeks.

# russia - Monday 7 September, 2020

Alexei Navalny out of induced coma and responsive, says German hospital

Chemical weapons experts have said Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent.

# russia - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Germany threatens sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned a lack of support for the investigation could force Germany to rethink the German-Russian gas pipeline project.

# russia - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'

Alexei Navalny fell ill on a flight to Moscow and is now in an induced coma in a Berlin hospital.

# russia - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'

Alexei Navalny last month became the latest in a long line of Russian defectors to be poisoned in suspicious circumstances.

# russia - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

World leaders condemn poisoning of Alexei Navalny with Novichok nerve agent

Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a statement earlier to confirm that Navalny had been poisoned with Novichok.

# russia - Friday 28 August, 2020

Russian opposition leader still in coma but improving, say German doctors

Alexei Navalny’s allies insist he was deliberately poisoned and say the Kremlin was behind it.

# russia - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Russia claims there are no signs that a criminal act caused Navalny's illness

The West has pushed for an investigation into the sudden illness of the Kremlin’s fiercest critic.

# russia - Monday 24 August, 2020

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's test results indicate poisoning, German hospital says

Doctors at the Berlin hospital where Navalny is being treated have said there is a possibility of long-term effects to his central nervous system.

# russia - Saturday 22 August, 2020

‘Poisoned’ Russian dissident in ‘stable’ condition after arriving at German hospital

Alexei Navalny will be treated by specialists at the German capital’s main hospital.

# russia - Friday 21 August, 2020

Alexei Navalny: Russian doctors let Putin critic fly to Berlin for medical treatment

His family and supporters believe he was poisoned.

# russia - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Russian opposition leader in intensive care after apparent poisoning

Alexei Navalny is in a “serious condition” according to his spokesperson.

# russia - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

Putin claims Russia has developed the 'first' Covid-19 vaccine - and says his daughter has been given it

The World Health Organization said approval of the vaccine would require a rigorous review to show its safety.

# russia - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

From The42 Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

# russia - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Podcast explores the curious case of Irishman caught up in the world of Russian espionage

In a case of ‘wrong place at the wrong time’, Dublin man Derek Conlon was caught in the centre of international espionage.

# russia - Friday 24 July, 2020

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.

# russia - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote

The Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited report on Russia this morning.

# russia - Friday 10 July, 2020

Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight

A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels blew the plane out of the sky on 17 July 2014.

# russia - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?

Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.

Joe Biden accuses 'white flag’ Trump of leaving the battlefield

Biden suggested Trump has abdicated his duty to protect both US troops abroad and American citizens at home.

# russia - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036

The reforms would reset Putin’s presidential term-limit to zero, allowing him to run two more times.

# russia - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Disinfection tunnels installed to protect Vladimir Putin from pandemic

One was installed at his residence and two more at the Kremlin, according to his spokesman.

# russia - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

From The42 Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

# russia - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius reported above Arctic Circle

Temperatures soared to 10 degrees Celsius above average in Siberia last month.

# russia - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

From The42 Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November CAS

Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November

Should WADA’s ruling be confirmed, Russia will miss out on the postponed Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 winter Games and the World Cup in Qatar.

# russia - Monday 1 June, 2020

Vladimir Putin sets 1 July date for vote that could keep him in power until 2036

The ballot was postponed from April due to Covid-19.

# russia - Friday 15 May, 2020

From The42 June restart for football in Russia despite rising infections Covid-19

June restart for football in Russia despite rising infections

There are eight rounds of fixtures remaining.

# russia - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

# russia - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Russian PM tests positive for Covid-19 as country registers highest number of new European cases

It comes as the country’s number of confirmed cases surged past 100,000.

# russia - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Russia’s failure to respond to concerns about fair trial rights compels judge to “terminate” extradition

Igor Khatlamadzhiyev (37), was wanted for a number of alleged thefts and robberies in Russia.

# russia - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Russia's Vladimir Putin signs law that could keep him in power for another 16 years

He signed the measure today, three days after it sailed through the Russian parliament

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