Moscow, to western eyes, does not look much like Rome. But if there is any country in the world where the tug of the Roman ideal can be felt, it is Russia. Continue reading Why empires fall: from ancient Rome to Putin’s Russia
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has signed a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China.
The deal between Russia’s Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has been 10 years in the making. Continue reading Russia signs 30-year gas deal with China
Britain is drawing up plans with the US and other European countries to “disarm” the threat of President Vladimir Putin using Russian gas and oil supplies as “a weapon” against Ukraine and its Eastern European neighbours.
Russia has held a huge parade to mark 69 years since the Soviets defeated the Nazis, amid a surge of patriotism over the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.