After Russia cut supplies to Ukraine in 2006, the EU decided it needed to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. But since then, a series of shrewd moves by Gazprom, the Russian state-owned gas...
Moscow's mayor is overseeing the destruction of many of the city's historic monuments. A stand needs to be taken against this illegal vandalism—and international criticism can help
The Archbishop of Canterbury on Dostoevsky, "personalism" and how the story of Christ reminds him of Russian ideals
Russia is trying to engineer its own contemporary art boom. But it is too much in thrall to non-Russian artists and curators—and runs the risk of ignoring its home-grown talent
Russia's economy is more dependent on natural resources than in Soviet times. This "oil curse" means a brittle economy and an unstable political system based on the fusion of power and property....
There are critical differences between the killings of Litvinenko and Politkovskaya
Tuesday 10th October I arrive in Moscow for the opening of my show "Fifty Seven Hours in the House of Culture," a series of paintings about the Dubrovka theatre siege of 2002. The exhibition is...
Martin Amis's new novel is brilliant and insightful, but offers little news to those versed in the 20th century's first-hand accounts of atrocity
The Russian writer's novel "Life and Fate"—often compared with "War and Peace"—was first published in English in the mid-1980s. But only now is interest taking off among a wider public