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Revealed: the Kremlin files which prove that Nato never betrayed Russia

6 September 2014

Nato is taken more seriously in Russia than in the West. Here, Nato is largely seen as yet another international bureaucracy, as useless as the rest of them. But to… Read more


Exclusive: the Kremlin's secret Margaret Thatcher files

20 April 2013

‘I like Mr Gorbachev. We can do business together.’ This famous endorsement of the Soviet leader, from Mrs Thatcher, convinced the world that he was a fundamentally different figure from… Read more

Moscow’s jihadi

25 June 2011

The Russian secret service and the new al-Qa’eda commander What do we know about the new head of al-Qa’eda, Ayman al-Zawahiri? Not very much. We know he’s a former ‘emir’… Read more


The Gorbachev files

26 March 2011

The international stage is dominated by two men this March: Muammar Gaddafi, fighting like mad for the survival of his regime, and Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrated around the world on his… Read more

Kinnock and the Kremlin

11 November 2009

In the second part of our investigation into Labour’s dealings with the USSR, Pavel Stroilov reveals the secret Soviet diplomacy behind one leader’s most famous victory Labour leaders, past and… Read more

Reaching through the Iron Curtain

4 November 2009

In the pages of the Kremlin’s secret diary, Pavel Stroilov discovers what Labour’s Soviet sympathisers said when they thought no one was listening It is almost 20 years since the… Read more