What will the decisive outcome mean for Ukraine's relationship with Russian and the West?
After the building that symbolized 'all that is Russian' went up in flames, the czar scrambled to restore it to its former glory.
On the back of the Mueller investigation's apparent exoneration of the POTUS, here's another surprise.
For the rest of us, it's another sign of the country's eroding media and political landscape.
Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
Ukrainians have lost faith in the political class – and are looking for new alternatives. Populism and Russia may benefit.
Giving up means giving the Assad regime and Russia both a strategic and intellectual victory with incalculable consequences for global security.
At worst, more lethal aid could escalate the conflict further. At best, it will continue to keep alive a conflict that has already claimed more than 10,000 lives.
Russian media outlets are holding up the Mueller report as another example of American dysfunction, with President Trump a symptom of larger problems rather than the man who might solve them.
Last week a Russian, Sergei Skrynnikov, was charged with “participating in an extremist organization" because he is allegedly a Jehovah’s Witness.
The US president's tweet declaring the US would recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian territory was unexpected and will do nothing for regional stability.
Five years after Crimea returned to Russia, the east-west stalemate over Ukraine is far from stable.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
If you think Americans are suckers for conspiracies theories, you ought to hear some of the theories that are popular in Putin's Russia.
The Syrian civil war has ended, but there are millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. With danger from a hostile regime back in Syria, what will happen to them now?
A small country surrounded by giants such as China, Russia and the United States, Vietnam long ago learned to work with its neighbours and assert its independence.
Ukraine's Orthodox Church recently broke off from Russia. This dispute has a history that goes back to medieval Christianity, and continues to shape modern-day politics.
Revolut recently got an EU banking licence from Lithuania but it's facing some political headwinds.
Polar bears 'invading' a Russian village have renewed concern over climate change in the Arctic, but human-wildlife conflicts are flaring up everywhere.
Russia's efforts to sow discord, discontent and chaos extend far beyond the US, including into leading media outlets in the Arab world.