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Tom Parfitt

Tom Parfitt

    Russian reporters under attack
    Russian reporters under attack
    Two young men beat a Russian journalist unconscious outside his office on November 8, 48 hours after another reporter was attacked with an iron...
    Super-wealthy enjoy golden age
    Super-wealthy enjoy golden age
    While "oligarchs" from the era of former president Boris Yeltsin have been purged by the Kremlin, a new breed of super-rich tycoons has thrived...
    The new KGB: Keep Gathering Bucks
    The new KGB: Keep Gathering Bucks
    While "oligarchs" from the era of former president Boris Yeltsin were purged by the Kremlin, a new breed of super-rich tycoons has thrived under...
    Aid groups forced to stop work in Russia
    Aid groups forced to stop work in Russia
    On Thursday scores of foreign humanitarian aid groups and charities that failed to meet a deadline for registration under a controversial new law...
    Russia accused of ethnic cleansing
    Russia accused of ethnic cleansing
    Georgia's ambassador to Moscow this week struck out at the Kremlin, saying Georgians living in Russia were "hiding at home in fear'' after a...
    No Kremlin tears for journalist
    No Kremlin tears for journalist
    The killer was waiting on the ground floor. Anna Polit-kovskaya, a tall, elegant figure with steel-grey hair and black clothes, descended in the...
    Of chess, aliens and money
    Of chess, aliens and money
    Life is not all plain sailing for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the flamboyant leader of the Russian republic of Kalmykia. For a start, his Rolls-Royce...
    Gazoviki fuel a new Russia
    Gazoviki fuel a new Russia
    Far from civilisation in the endless tundra of the far north, an army of workers is toiling to fuel President Vladimir Putin's vision of a new...
    The common person takes on the state
    The common person takes on the state
    It's a scene reminiscent of an armed stand-off or the last days of a condemned man. But the horde of rubberneckers, satellite TV vans and hacks...