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Ballet bad boy Sergei Polunin explores dark side in ‘Rasputin’

Ukrainian-born Polunin has garnered a reputation as 'the bad boy of ballet' – both for his passionate performances and off-stage behaviour.

Identity fraud unmasked as Russian runs for Ukraine

Russan Kseniya Savina has borrowed the name and nationality of childhood friend and competed abroad frequently over the ensuing three years.

Revamped Russian animation goes for global audiences

With its Netflix contracts, state-owned Parovoz – which means locomotive in Russian – is at the forefront of a resurgence of the country's animation industry.

Young Russians seek health, highs in ice swimming

Ice swimming in Russia has long been associated with older, usually Speedo-clad men.

Austria says retired colonel suspected of spying for Russia

Kurz told a press conference that the colonel is suspected to have begun working with Russian intelligence in the 1990s and carried on until 2018.

Norway frees Russian man suspected of spying

There had been speculation that Bochkarev might be used as leverage in efforts to obtain the release of a Norwegian held in Russia on suspicion of spying.

Russian spy saga shows darker side of Dutch ‘city of peace’

The Netherlands has found itself in Russian crosshairs too during the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014.

Dutch ‘thwart’ Russia cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

The Netherlands expelled four alleged Russian agents in April after uncovering a spy-novel-style bid by Russia's GRU military intelligence agency to target the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

Russian held in Norway for spying blames ‘misunderstanding’

The man is suspected of spying during an inter-parliamentary seminar which gathered representatives from 34 countries to discuss digitalisation at the Storting, the Norwegian parliament.

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

The softening of WADA's stance has triggered outrage from athletes and national anti-doping agencies around the world, who have accused WADA of caving in to pressure from the International Olympic Committee.

Teenage Russian skater makes history with quadruple Lutz jump

Named after Austrian skater Alois Lutz, who first performed it in 1913, the jump is one of the most difficult elements in figure skating and was previously performed at official events by men only.

Mystery JPMorgan hacker is in US hands, what does he know?

Andrei Tyurin, a Russian citizen who is alleged to have performed key cyber-work in a hack of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and about a dozen other companies, was extradited to New York.

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny over protest

Navalny, who was detained by police outside his home on Saturday, was found guilty of breaking the law by organising an unauthorised Moscow rally on Jan.

Tajik or Russian plane bombs Afghan border area, six dead

Cross-border clashes are rare on Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan, compared, for example, with fighting along Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan.

Quiet, jailed Russian said of interest in US election meddling

The lawyers won court approval this month for a psychological evaluation of Nikulin to determine whether he’s mentally incompetent to assist in his own defence.

Russian artist honours photography’s roots with wooden cameras

The former factory worker uses driftwood, pebbles and shells to create his cameras, combing the shorelines of his home for parts of fallen trees, naturally polished by the sea's waves.

Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning

Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, fell ill after being exposed to the poison in southwest England.

Russian tourist allegedly gang-raped in India

Media reports said the 21-year-old had bite marks on her face and arms when she was found naked and unconscious on the floor of her hostel room early on Monday.

Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

Arkady Babchenko, 41, died of his wounds in an ambulance after his wife found him covered in his blood in their home, police said, adding they suspected the murder was due to Babchenko's professional activities.

Russia expels diplomats from 23 countries as spy crisis escalates

The Russian foreign ministry says it had summoned the heads of missions from 23 countries -- almost all of them European Union member states -- to tell them that some of their diplomats had to leave.

Russia says British officials search Aeroflot flight at Heathrow airport

British officials declines to specify the reasons for the search.

Russian envoy to UK pens letter to cop sick from nerve...

Alexander Yakovenko has told Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey that he hoped the officer, as well as targeted ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, "get well soon".

Top Trump lawyer quits as Mueller probe presses White House

The leading attorney on President Donald Trump's legal team, John Dowd, resigned Thursday amid growing pressure on the White House from the Russia investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis

Russian foreign ministry says this was a response to Britain's "provocative actions" and "baseless accusations over the incident in Salisbury on March 4".