Archive: Russia

Patrick Dawson: 'Britain does not have to deal with its major politicians getting poisoned, nor vastly more powerful forces doing their utmost to prise our sovereignty from out of our hands.'

Comment: The EU may bore Britain, but it saves eastern Europe from tyranny

Britain may be sceptical about remaining in the EU, but for former Eastern bloc countries, it offers a vital lifeline to democracy.

  • A trial on Russian soil doesn't work for William Hague

    UK rejects Moscow's Litvinenko offer

    UK-British relations appear to have been boosted by William Hague's first trip to Moscow as foreign secretary - despite a complete lack of progress over the ongoing Alexander Litvinenko dispute.

  • William Hague's visit to Moscow is being viewed by diplomats as a chance to 'reset' relations

    Charm offensive Russians to offer Litvinenko trial

    Moscow is prepared to offer a trial on Russian soil for the man Britain suspects of killing former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, understands.

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