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Alec Luhn

Alec Luhn

    Russia curtails civil liberty
    Russia curtails civil liberty
    Russia's Parliament has passed a law banning "undesirable" international organisations, raising fears of a further crackdown on voices critical of...
    Ukraine on back foot as key city falls
    Ukraine on back foot as key city falls
    A long line of military vehicles crawled north on the highway leading out of the abandoned government positions in Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine,...
    Russians go shopping in the race against rouble's fall
    Russians go shopping in the race against rouble's fall
    "It's safest to keep all your money in roubles," runs a Russian joke currently doing the rounds. "After all, nobody is going to think to look for...
    Russian space gecko experiment back on track
    Russian space gecko experiment back on track
    Will geckos still get it on in zero gravity? It looked like this and other pressing scientific questions would remain unanswered after Russia's space...
    Satellite states toe Russian line
    Satellite states toe Russian line
    Russia's takeover of the Crimean peninsula has drawn condemnation from the West, but ­reaction has been more varied in the 14 former Soviet...
    Putin's latest macho-man photoshoot smells distinctly fishy
    Putin's latest macho-man photoshoot smells distinctly fishy
    But Russian bloggers say they have caught the president telling fishy tales after an angling expedition.