Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Russian capital.
September 21, 2016
Putin is reviving the KGB with a new Ministry of State Security. Why? The goal is probably to recapture some of the $300bn lost to corruption every year to help plug a budget deficit that is expected to persist for years.
September 19, 2016
The Kremlin’s proxy in the lower house of parliament United Russia won the biggest majority ever in Russia’s seventh parliamentary election. Putin's economic model was already broken, but it looks like his political model is also bust.
August 25, 2016
Is the plan now to sell Bashneft to Rosneft, then raise more money through the privatisation of the merged companies?
July 15, 2016
Moscow says it's ready to work with new British foreign secretary Boris Johnson to restore tattered relations - but his toning down the rhetoric might help.
June 27, 2016
Is Brexit a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin? The Kremlin has offered a mixed message. Russia will benefit as EU resolve to maintain sanctions will weaken further, but suffer economically too from the blow to its main trade partner.
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