Mariya Petkova

Mariya Petkova

Mariya Petkova is a Bulgarian journalist covering the Middle East, the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

Russia

Meet the football ultras 'all of Russia hates'

The Red-White Djigits are the only remaining ultras movement in Russia that openly espouses antifa ideas.

Meet the football ultras 'all of Russia hates'

World Cup 2018

Russia 2018: Saransk's white elephants

What will Ronaldo find?

Russia 2018: Saransk's white elephants

Russia

Alexey Navalny: Putin's sole political nemesis

Alexey Navalny has emerged as the only political leader able to mobilise the Russian streets against the Kremlin.

Alexey Navalny: Putin's sole political nemesis

Science & Technology

An 'internet civil war' has erupted in Russia

Attempts to block popular messaging app Telegram have backfired in Russia.

An 'internet civil war' has erupted in Russia

World Cup 2018

Russian football hooligans face a crackdown ahead of World Cup

Russian football ultras complain of pressure and harassment by security agencies ahead of Russia 2018.

Russian football hooligans face a crackdown ahead of World Cup

Russia

Volokolamsk: A 'mini-Chernobyl' in Moscow's suburbs

Anger in the small Russian town of Volokolamsk surges over toxic fumes from a landfill processing the capital's rubbish.

Volokolamsk: A 'mini-Chernobyl' in Moscow's suburbs

Russia

Kemerovo fire: 'Mum, I love you, I'm dying'

Popular anger in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, as Russia mourns victims of a shopping centre fire, which killed at least 41 children.

Kemerovo fire: 'Mum, I love you, I'm dying'

Skripal poisoning

US, EU expel more than 100 Russian diplomats over Skripal case

Trump orders expulsion of dozens of Russian officials, as EU announces 17 member states will ask diplomats to leave.

US, EU expel more than 100 Russian diplomats over Skripal case

Russia

Fourteen EU countries to take diplomatic action against Russia

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia recall ambassadors from Moscow as the EU is expected to expel more Russian diplomats.

Fourteen EU countries to take diplomatic action against Russia

Russia

Russian media's #MeToo moment

Russian media outlets are boycotting the Duma over sexual harassment allegations against a Duma member.

Russian media's #MeToo moment

Vladimir Putin

Will Putin follow in Brezhnev's footsteps?

What should Russia and the world expect in the next six years?

Will Putin follow in Brezhnev's footsteps?