Foreign Proxies: Russia’s Hunt for New Friends
As Russia reasserts its global relevance, the Kremlin is forging unlikely friendships
Where Putin Wants You to Pray in Paris
The Kremlin has a plan to win back French hearts, minds and souls: ‘St Vladimir’s’ on the Seine.
Mission Implausible: The Honorary Consul of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’
Ukraine’s Russian-backed separatists cannot have diplomatic ties with the Czech Republic—but they won’t let that get in the way of ‘representation’
Searching for Putin’s Swedish Friends
Dissatisfied with the mainstream media, Sweden’s old left and alt-right find common ground on Russia
Made in Bulgaria: Pro-Russian Propaganda
Bulgarian fake-news agents often promote Moscow’s line not for Russia’s sake, but for their own political interests
The Monumental Obsession of Bulgaria’s Russophiles
Could a campaign to protect Soviet-era statues become a future Kremlin Trojan horse in Bulgaria?
Russia’s New ‘Useful Idiots’?
There are echoes of Soviet times in the way Russia has been courting far-right activists in the West. A new book looks at how and why it does it.