One of Russia's wealthiest men, Vladimir Litvinenko is suing Transparency International and a number of journalists for defamation. If found guilty, they will have to pay damages to the tune of almost million euros.
A fresh Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index has been released, revealing less than enthused attitudes toward the state of global corruption. Turkey and Hungary are among those falling down the list.
Passports that bestow special privileges — immunity from prosecution and diplomatic pouches — are increasingly being bought by dubious business people. African, Asian and small island nations have been caught in the act.
Russia is pushing for a new gas pipeline running through Bulgaria that could supply Western Europe with energy. But does the TurkStream 2 proposal threaten to strengthen the Kremlin's influence over the European Union?
Some 100 years after the October Revolution began in St. Petersburg, Russian photographer Vladislav Karpyuk still finds traces of that pivotal moment in history when Lenin and the Bolsheviks overthrew the government.
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