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Rory Challands

Rory Challands

Rory Challands is a journalist based in London who has experience working for some of the UK's most respected broadcasters.

Europe

Russian Tsar anniversary: 100 years since the royal execution

100 years since the country's last royal family, disagreement over the Romanovs is one of many examples of the difficulty Russia has in reconciling with its bloody past.

Russian Tsar anniversary: 100 years since the royal execution

World Cup 2018

Football diplomacy: Russia praised as World Cup host

The friendly face of Russia has been on display for the past month, during football's World Cup.

Football diplomacy: Russia praised as World Cup host

Europe

Russia World Cup: Home team defied expectations

Russian football fans are proud of their national team, which progressed further than anyone expected before losing to Croatia.

Russia World Cup: Home team defied expectations

Europe

World Cup: Russian euphoria after victory over Spain

Russians have been partying all night to celebrate their team's completely unexpected run to the World Cup quarterfinals.

World Cup: Russian euphoria after victory over Spain

Europe

Protests across Russia over pension reforms

Plan to lift the pension age has drawn widespread criticism with the opposition leader Alexei Navalny calling for mass protests.

Protests across Russia over pension reforms

Europe

Russian prisons: Human rights in the spotlight

While the World Cup is cause for much excitement, not everyone is celebrating.

Russian prisons: Human rights in the spotlight

Europe

World Cup 2018: Russia aims to put on a show for fans

Moscow is set to host the biggest single-sport competition in the world, starting on June 14.

World Cup 2018: Russia aims to put on a show for fans

Europe

President Putin holds his annual 'direct line' appearance

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held his annual 'direct line' TV appearance. People from across the country call, write or send videos asking a myriad of different questions which he then answers.

President Putin holds his annual 'direct line' appearance

Russia

Putin speaks to Russian nation for 16th time in yearly televised address

For hours, Russian president answers emails, texts, and calls from ordinary citizens solidifying his macho image.

Putin speaks to Russian nation for 16th time in yearly televised address

Journalism

Russian journalist Babchenko reveals details of his fake death

It's not the pig's blood used to stage the murder of Arkady Babchenko in Ukraine that journalists' organisations are worried will sully the profession.

Russian journalist Babchenko reveals details of his fake death

Europe

Putin opens Russia-Crimea bridge: 'A miracle has happened'

Bridge across Kerch strait hailed as 'construction of the century', tightening Russia's hold over the contested peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Putin opens Russia-Crimea bridge: 'A miracle has happened'

Europe

Middle East tensions at heart of Netanyahu's visit to Moscow

Benjamin Netanyahu has visited Russia to talk to Vladimir Putin about Israeli interventions in Syria and concerns about Iran.

Middle East tensions at heart of Netanyahu's visit to Moscow