Russia

Novichok found on water bottle in hotel room, says Navalny's team

Fresh claim suggests Kremlin critic was poisoned in his hotel room and not at the airport as first thought.

Novichok found on water bottle in hotel room, says Navalny's team

AJ Impact

Russia warns against linking Navalny to Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Kremlin warning comes as Merkel faces calls to halt pipeline bringing gas from Russia to Germany over poisoning attack.

Russia warns against linking Navalny to Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia

'Hi, this is Navalny': Poisoned Kremlin critic wakes from coma

Alexey Navalny, who was poisoned with Novichok, beginning to recover four weeks after falling ill on a domestic flight.

'Hi, this is Navalny': Poisoned Kremlin critic wakes from coma

Inside Story

Alexey Navalny's allies make rare gains in Russia

Local elections held as opposition leader recovers from suspected poisoning.

Russia

Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests

Russian leader agrees to $1.5bn loan with Minsk and says Belarus crisis should be resolved without foreign interference.

Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests

Belarus

Will Putin and the ghost of the USSR save Lukashenko's Belarus?

A brief history of Belarus's rocky relationship with Russia, amid protests that threaten to end Lukashenko's long rule.

Will Putin and the ghost of the USSR save Lukashenko's Belarus?

Russia

Navalny allies make rare Siberia gains in Russia regional polls

Early results show pro-Kremlin wins in governor elections; Navalny allies secure some city council seats in Siberia.

Navalny allies make rare Siberia gains in Russia regional polls

Russia

Russians vote in regional polls overshadowed by Navalny poisoning

Coming a year before parliamentary elections Sunday's vote is seen as a key test of the Kremlin's electoral machine.

AJ Impact

Trump admin actions throw spotlight on Russian election meddling

Charges and sanctions against Russia-linked individuals revive spectre of foreign interference in US elections.

Trump admin actions throw spotlight on Russian election meddling

Cybersecurity

Russian hackers target US campaigns, parties: Microsoft

Microsoft says Russian military intelligence outfit tried to hack into the computer systems of more than 200 groups.

Russian hackers target US campaigns, parties: Microsoft

AJ Impact

US sanctions 4 people with Russia ties over election interference

Treasury says blacklisted individuals attempted to influence US electoral process.

US sanctions 4 people with Russia ties over election interference

Russia

UN rights chief demands Russia investigate Navalny case

Germany, where the Russian opposition figure is being treated, says he was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent.

UN rights chief demands Russia investigate Navalny case

Coronavirus pandemic

Sputnik V: What we know about Russia's coronavirus vaccine

Russia, the first country to grant approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, started to release the first batch to the public.

Sputnik V: What we know about Russia's coronavirus vaccine

Europe

Russia ready to mediate in Eastern Mediterranean crisis: Lavrov

Amid tensions between Turkey and Greece over oil-and-gas exploration rights, Russian foreign minister promotes dialogue.

Russia ready to mediate in Eastern Mediterranean crisis: Lavrov

Russia

Alexey Navalny out of artificial coma after 'Novichok poisoning'

Russian opposition figure is responding to verbal stimuli and his condition has improved, German hospital says.

Alexey Navalny out of artificial coma after 'Novichok poisoning'