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Russian club criticised for 'racist' tweet

A tweet by Spartak Moscow on Saturday A social media message containing “racist references” posted by Russian club Spartak Moscow “shows a shocking level of ignorance”, says the chief of anti-discriminatory body Fare. Spartak tweeted a video of...
UK frigate escorts Russian warship in North Sea

UK frigate escorts Russian warship in North Sea

UK frigate escorts Russian warship in North Sea 26 December 2017 Image copyright PA Image caption HMS St Albans (foreground) escorts Admiral Gorshkov A British frigate has escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day, the Royal Navy...
Putin critic barred from Russian election

Putin critic barred from Russian election

Vladimir Putin’s biggest political opponent Alexei Navalny has been formally blocked from running against the Russian President in next year’s presidential election. Russia’s central election commission said he had been ruled out because he was subject to a...
May 'aware' of reports of Russian spy in No 10

May 'aware' of reports of Russian spy in No 10

Theresa May has said she is “aware” of claims that a Russian spy who visited Downing Street has been arrested in Ukraine. The Prime Minister made the admission in a news conference in Poland a day after a picture emerged on social media showing the man in...
UK's undersea cables 'at risk of Russian attack'

UK's undersea cables 'at risk of Russian attack'

The head of Britain’s Armed Forces has warned there is a growing risk of a Russian attack on undersea communication cables. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said a successful attack on the UK’s network would trigger an immediate and “potentially...
Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets 14 December 2017 Image copyright Getty Image caption US F-22 fighter jets fired flares US fighter planes fired warning flares after Russian jets entered an agreed non-conflict area over Syria, the US defence department...

Russian athletes appeal over Olympic ban

Aleksandr Zubkov, who is one of the 22, was the flag bearer for Russia in Sochi and won two golds Twenty-two Russian athletes have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being banned for doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The group includes 10...
Putin tells Russian arms firms to be ready for war

Putin tells Russian arms firms to be ready for war

Vladimir Putin has warned Russian businesses they should be ready to switch to military production in preparation for war. The Russian President told defence ministry officials on Wednesday that the arms production industry – both private and state owned –...
Russian billionaire charged with tax evasion

Russian billionaire charged with tax evasion

Russian billionaire and politician Suleyman Kerimov has been charged with laundering money gained through tax fraud in France. The 51-year-old, who was arrested at Nice Airport and held for two days, has now been released on bail of €5m (£4.4m) under strict conditions...
Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

23 November 2017 From the section Technology Related Topics US Election 2016 Image copyright Getty Images Facebook plans to let people see if they had “liked” pages created by “foreign actors” to spread propaganda during the US presidential...
Russian propaganda during US election revealed

Russian propaganda during US election revealed

Images alleged to be Russian propaganda posted on Facebook to influence the US presidential election have been published by Congress. Only a small number of pictures collected by the US Senate Intelligence Committee were released following a hearing featuring social...
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