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Nick Paton Walsh

Nick Paton Walsh

    A guide to the Kremlin
    A guide to the Kremlin
    When Irina Khakamada, the femme fatale of Russia's political opposition, decided to run against Vladimir Putin in the presidential election in...
    Plans to revive 'railway of bones'
    Plans to revive 'railway of bones'
    It was one of the most ambitious projects of the Stalin era, known as the "railway of bones''. At least 10 people a day died during the four years...
    Central Asia pipeline opens
    Central Asia pipeline opens
    A £2,2-billion pipeline that will deliver a million barrels of crude oil a day to the Mediterranean Sea, and is set to become a vital gateway...
    Immortal Kombat
    Immortal Kombat
    'You get respect with this," says Gennadi Lazuein, an aviation millionaire, as I drive his Kombat armoured tank-ette along the roads of St...
    History taken to task by Putin
    History taken to task by Putin
    The history books in Russia may have to be rewritten yet again. President Vladimir Putin has ordered a review of all history textbooks after one...
    'Russia could fall apart'
    'Russia could fall apart'
    President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff warned this week that Russia could break up into several different countries and proposed the creation of...
    Russia, Chechnya and holy war
    Russia, Chechnya and holy war
    The war has lasted for most of 10 years and, with each year that passes, Islamist separatists have had to sink to ever greater depths of brutality...
    Russian-style Harrods for Red Square
    Russian-style Harrods for Red Square
    It is enough to make Lenin turn in his mausoleum, where he lies only metres away across Red Square. A Moscow businessman has bought a large stake...
    Georgia's opposition looks to the future
    Georgia's opposition looks to the future
    Georgia's opposition has pledged to put up a single presidential candidate for the forthcoming elections after the resignation of Eduard Shevardnadze in an attempt to shore up popular support for the difficult programme of reform ahead....
    Chelsea boss under scrutiny
    Chelsea boss under scrutiny
    A Russian MP asked prosecutors to freeze shares in Roman Abramovich's oil giant Sibneft last week, fuelling fears that the Kremlin-backed inquiry...
    A 'fight without end'
    A 'fight without end'
    Shamil knows one of two things will happen this month when he crosses from Azerbaijan to Chechnya to wage jihad: either the Russian infidels will...
    Putin oversees clampdown after Moscow blasts
    Putin oversees clampdown after Moscow blasts
    Russia yesterday began beefing up security measures around the capital after Saturday's suicide bombings, as President Putin cancelled an overseas...