Robert Thicknesse ruminates on The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko

The GRU, Unit 29155 of Russia’s military intelligence service, is a remarkable failure of counterintelligence and politics from the West, says James Snell

Weekly pressers from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have turned into festivals of hostility towards the countries caught in the Kremlin’s crosshairs — why?

The response to the political plight of Navalny has demonstrated that many civil rights organisations are neither principled nor brave

Christopher Silvester shows how Konchalovsky has one of the strangest careers in world cinema

The Happy Traitor tells Blake’s story in a witty and sophisticated way, fully alert to its complexities and ironies

The Integrated Review: goodbye Middle East; hello South China Sea; but still Russia first

The polar cities of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk somehow attract a hardcore of visitors for whom winter isn’t a dirty word

As much as Navalny believes in his work, he believes more strongly in the need to be a participant in Russia’s political drama

A TOSCCA conversation on potential catastrophe in the Caucasus