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The Tsar Nicholas II and his son Alexei in capitivity in Tobolsk in 1917. Romanov Collection, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University/Wikimedia Commons

The enduring mystique around the Romanovs, Russia’s last royals

As the remains of the Tsar and Tsarina are exhumed, why their story continues to enthral.
Syria’s ambassasdor to Moscow, Riad Haddad. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Just how dangerous are the skies over Syria?

Despite a fierce exchange of rhetoric over Russia's airstrikes in Syria, it makes sense for Moscow and Washington to coordinate their military intervention.
Who, exactly, was Catherine II, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia? Catherine II by Fyodor Rokotov. The Hermitage/ Wikimedia Commons.

Why Catherine the Great’s ‘greatness’ doesn’t grate

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?
Radioactively contaminated territory around the Mayak nuclear facility in Russia. Nikulina/Slapovskaya/Heinrich Boell Foundation Moscow

The risks attached to South Africa’s nuclear energy strategy

The nuclear deal South Africa signed with Russia is set to be massively expensive and comes with a fair amount of risks.

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