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Shaun Walker

Shaun Walker

    'So what if Putin is corrupt?': Russia remains unmoved by offshore revelations
    'So what if Putin is corrupt?': Russia remains unmoved by offshore revelations
    In Russia, corruption is considered in much the same way as the climate: something that makes life harder and causes constant grumbling, but is an...
    Russia's exit from Syria a move military analysts never saw coming
    Russia's exit from Syria a move military analysts never saw coming
    Five and a half months, 9 000 fighter jet sorties, a reprieve for Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the downing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt and...
    Ukraine says 'nyet' to Soviet bubbly in commie purge
    Ukraine says 'nyet' to Soviet bubbly in commie purge
    This past New Year’s Eve marked the last time Ukrainians could pop open Sovetskoye Shampanskoye or Soviet Champagne – the Kiev factory...
    Russia bans George Soros foundations to 'squeeze life out of civil society'
    Russia bans George Soros foundations to 'squeeze life out of civil society'
    The Open Society Foundation and the Open Society Institute’s Assistance Foundation, both financed by George Soros, are the latest additions...
    Russian bear bares fangs at Turkey
    Russian bear bares fangs at Turkey
    The Turkish embassy in Moscow was pelted with eggs, stones and paint....
    Hashish and Russia's big HTTPS problem
    Hashish and Russia's big HTTPS problem
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    Driven dilly by the evil weed
    Driven dilly by the evil weed
    People often ask whether Moscow is a difficult place to live, and I tell them it’s great: exciting, vibrant and with a rapidly improving quality...
    MH17 crash one year on: blame game continues over who shot down plane
    MH17 crash one year on: blame game continues over who shot down plane
    When she heard the bang, Natalia Voloshina rushed out of the small, one-storey house that passes for the village administration office in...
    War, a game for the whole family
    War, a game for the whole family
    Lunch consists of army rations, shopping is mainly for Vladimir Putin accessories and, instead of riding rollercoasters, children can play with...
    Ukrainians dodge the draft
    Ukrainians dodge the draft
    Journalist Ruslan Kotsaba posted a video addressed to the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, last week in which he said he would rather go to...
    Kiev and Moscow talk of war and peace
    Kiev and Moscow talk of war and peace
    Moscow and Kiev again traded mutual accusations of warmongering, as fighting and heavy shelling continued this week in eastern Ukraine and...
    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...