Russia

Moscow plays it cool on the North Korean nu...

May 22, 2017

The following is an extract from an op-ed by Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. The article was originally published in Global Times,

Trump and Putin are trying to get along: Wh...

Feb 13, 2017

Not long ago, it was widely agreed the world was better off when Washington and Moscow got along. During the dark days of the Cold

In Moscow, there’s cautious hope abou...

Nov 17, 2016

The following is an extract from an analysis by Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. The Kremlin did not anticipate Trump’s electoral victory.

Trump and Putin have a chat on the phone &#...

Nov 16, 2016

On November 14, President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a first conversation over the phone. Two official accounts of the discussion have

Why has Putin just created his own private ...

Apr 19, 2016

Earlier this month, President Putin announced he was creating a new “national guard”. It would draw forces from existing organizations, particularly from the Interior Ministry,

The reality behind Obama’s nuclear di...

Mar 31, 2016

In 2009, the newly-elected president of the United States committed “to seek the peace and security of the world without nuclear weapons”. For his vision,

Russia presents its claim to an expanded Ar...

Feb 15, 2016

Following are extracts from Sputnik News (Moscow), 2 February 2106 On December 20, 2001, Russia sent an application to the UN Commission on the Limits of

UK-Russia war of words (so far) over the Li...

Jan 25, 2016

UK Home Secretary Theresa May statement to Parliament Jan 21 on the publication of the Report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko (extracts) Mr Litvinenko’s death

Putin “probably approved” Litvi...

Jan 22, 2016

A British judicial inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko in London in November 2006 has found that the Russian dissident was murdered in an

Putin unloads his wrath on Turkey, promises...

Dec 09, 2015

On December 3, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly in St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin, before an audience of