Cryptocurrencies are Putin’s sanctions-busting superweapon

Russia has spread its risk by buying euros, yuan and gold instead of just dollars. But the fortifications have a weakness. These foreign reserves aren’t sitting in…

Ghosts of the 1990s haunt Putin as Russian economy descends into chaos

As the economy crumbled and sky-high inflation decimated living standards, one enterprising Russian turned to moonlighting as a taxi driver to pay the bills. “We lived like…

Fifa’s Russia ban is not about morality – Gianni Infantino simply had nowhere left to turn

It would be useful to know if, as part of Fifa’s truth-and-reconciliation process, Infantino intends to hand this medal back. When asked directly last week, he chose…

Ship carrying Russian gas to UK is diverted as Europe unites to weaken Kremlin stranglehold

Boris Johnson said last week that the government is working on policies that will reduce British reliance on Russian hydrocarbons. Mr Shapps said on Monday that Russian…