To his home audience, Vladimir Putin's strategy in Syria appears to be sound.
As the remains of the Tsar and Tsarina are exhumed, why their story continues to enthral.
Despite a fierce exchange of rhetoric over Russia's airstrikes in Syria, it makes sense for Moscow and Washington to coordinate their military intervention.
Why has Vladimir Putin stepped up his Syrian game so radically – and is it really all as sudden as it seems?
The real winners this week in international diplomacy have been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Sanctions against Russia and China would only escalate cyber-attacks, when what's needed is international agreement.
Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The legacy of Catherine the Great is currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria. But who, exactly was Catherine II, the Empress of Russia?
Back in 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist said Brazil, Russia, India and China would become the powerhouses of the global economy in the coming decades. Is that still in the cards?
What does Gazprom hope to achieve with its deep and generous relationship with football?
Ukraine is waging a war of self-defence against an international aggressor. We should stop pretending otherwise.
While the case of Lyudmila Savchuk might have highlighted a major push by the Kremlin to control online opinion, the reality on the ground does not look good for Putin.
The nuclear deal South Africa signed with Russia is set to be massively expensive and comes with a fair amount of risks.
Maps depicting Russia's old and new bids to the Arctic seabed are being misinterpreted to fuel fears about the nation's expansion.
The economic viability of extracting oil from the frozen north might be doubtful, but the geopolitical significance could be massive.
Months after the Minsk II agreement set out a plan for peace, Ukraine is slipping backwards into violence and recriminations.
Andrzej Duda's Law and Justice party is more anti-Russian and eurosceptic than its main rival.
The US is making common cause with Ukraine, but national security concerns are affecting the human rights of the most vulnerable trying to flee the fighting.
Washington would do well to leave the Cold War rhetoric in the past.
Political tensions between Russia and the USA along with new players in the space industry could change the future of space collaboration.
Russia's response to the MH17 disaster came close to making it an international pariah – and an ensuing year of madcap foreign policy has only made things worse.