Mansur Mirovalev

Mansur Mirovalev

Russia

How Russia spawned more ISIL fighters than most nations

Civil rights and security concerns rise as fighters return, with experts urging law should be applied consistently.

How Russia spawned more ISIL fighters than most nations

Russia

The rise of Russia's 'violence-prone alt-right'

Emboldened by Putin's increasingly anti-Western and nationalist stance, a new generation of ultra-nationalists emerges.

The rise of Russia's 'violence-prone alt-right'

Politics

Saudi's king in Moscow: An unexpected rapprochement

Old foes Saudi and Russia disagree on Syria, but a historic visit by the Gulf monarch may reset relations.

Saudi's king in Moscow: An unexpected rapprochement

Europe

Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983

False alarm of a US nuclear first attack was detected by a Soviet military analyst who helped evade a nuclear war.

Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983

Europe

'Political Uber' versus Vladimir Putin's party

Tech-based campaign strategy led to surprising opposition wins in some Moscow districts against Putin stalwarts.

'Political Uber' versus Vladimir Putin's party

Religion

Evictions, trials as Russian Church claims property

With the resurgence of a Kremlin-endorsed monastery, islanders on Valaam have endured trials, evictions and arson.

Evictions, trials as Russian Church claims property

Politics

Russia: A resurgent superpower?

A century after Bolshevik revolution, Russia is seen as champion for belligerent nationalism across the globe.

Russia: A resurgent superpower?

Europe

Russia bombing triggers crackdown on Central Asians

Nationwide clampdown on nationals from Central Asia after subway suicide bombing that killed 15 in St Petersburg.

Russia bombing triggers crackdown on Central Asians

Poverty

Death throes of Russia's iconic countryside

Rapid urbanisation and industrial farming has led to a catastrophic situation in Russia's poverty-stricken hinterlands.

Death throes of Russia's iconic countryside

Donald Trump

Russia's booming 'Trumpomania'

No other US president has been seen so positively in a country that long challenged Washington's post-WWII supremacy.

Russia's booming 'Trumpomania'

Crimea

Dam leaves Crimea population in chronic water shortage

The North Crimean Canal, once provided 85 percent of Crimea's drinking and irrigation water.

Dam leaves Crimea population in chronic water shortage

War & Conflict

Alexandrov Russian Army Song and Dance Ensemble loss

The Alexandrov Russian Army Song and Dance Ensemble lost 64 members, all but three of its choir singers, in the crash.

Alexandrov Russian Army Song and Dance Ensemble loss