Reporter's Notebook

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'

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?

Skripal poisoning

Russia demands proof as poisoning row worsens

Rhetoric follows pressure on Moscow to reveal details of supply of Novichok, used in 'attempted murder' of double agent.

Sergei Skripal poisoning: Russia demands proof or apology

Politics

What is next for Russia after Putin's victory?

It was always expected to be a Vladimir Putin victory, but the question was how many voters would turn up for Russia's presidential election.

Vladimir Putin

Russia: President Putin easily wins new six-year term

Putin wins his fourth term, but many eyes are on voter turnout in the face of an opposition boycott.

The Listening Post

Russia's spy mystery: Sergei Skripal and the media

British and Russian media compete to tell the Skripal story, but they're low on facts, high on conjecture.

Inside Story

What do Russian voters expect from their leader?

High turnout will boost the legitimacy of Russian President Vladimir Putin's election victory.

Russia

Russia votes in presidential elections

Putin is expected to win his fourth term, but many eyes are on voter turnout in the face of an opposition boycott.

Russia elections: Vote expected to usher in Putin's fourth term

Counting the Cost

'Putinomics' and the Russian elections

What is the state of Russia's economy and how will ordinary Russians fare if Putin stays in power?

Opinion

These Russian elections follow an old Soviet tradition

It is almost a one-man election and the turnout is important.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

United Kingdom

Putin 'highly likely' ordered nerve agent attack: UK

Moscow calls claims 'shocking and inexcusable' as crisis over attempted murder of ex-double agent in Salisbury deepens.

Putin 'highly likely' behind nerve-agent attack: Boris Johnson

Elections

'We want a normal life': Putin rival unveils new party

Bright future predicted for Sobchak but her political programme is seen as close to Kremlin's due to family connections.

Russia's Ksenia Sobchak announces new party before election

Opinion

May faces down Putin, but he has the upper hand

Over many years a tacit pro-Kremlin consensus has developed in Westminster – across the political spectrum.

Alastair Sloan

by Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan

Russia

Russia's elections: 'Unprecedented fight for turnout'

Is Vladimir Putin tired of the electoral game? And is he anxious about a low turnout?

Russia's elections: 'Unprecedented fight for turnout'

Russia

Russian elections: Who is running against Putin?

Two communists, two ultra-nationalists, a socialite, a businessman and a liberal are Putin's competition in the race.

Russian elections: Who is running against Vladimir Putin?