The Russian leader has published an extraordinary essay about the Soviet role in World War Two
Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Turned on the West by Catherine Belton reviewed
A special relationship
His regime is facing its greatest challenge yet
Dinner is as close to a feast as the fast of Christmastide will allow
Can Volodymyr Zelensky go from comedy star to the leader of Ukraine?
He may have underestimated Petro Poroshenko’s stomach for a fight
The inside story of how it got the Skripal scoop
Mosquitoes and lice plague them all summer, bitter cold and storms all winter, and they face the constant risk of violence and sudden death.
There never really was a moment when the Russian royal family might plausibly have been rescued.
This is Putin’s time. Next week, the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Moscow, and the Kremlin has spared no…
This is an edited version of a presentation given by Owen Matthews at The Spectator’s What does Russia want? event.…
Diplomats are poker chips. The pomp and mystery that accrues to the diplomatic and intelligence services en poste overseas conceal…
Authoritarian regimes love grand international sporting events. There’s something about the mass regimentation, the set-piece spectacle, the old-fashioned idea of…