Number of serious novels is growing and competes with that of market books
Maria Sharapova is yet to play for her home country
Dog-walking teaches you more about life than any newspaper or opinion poll
In 1924, Grigory Zinoviev's signature - or rather his forged signature - provoked a political crisis in Britain and turned the UK and the USSR into enemies. Zinoviev headed the worldwide communist movement when revolution seemed imminent everywhere. His army of Comintern agents used Soviet money to foment uprisings all over Europe.
All night thousands of people armed with English dictionaries queued at book shops to be among the first to read a book about a young wizard in the original language. Why do these novels touch the Russian soul?
As a result of the Litvinenko case and the mutual expulsion of diplomats, President Putin described the current state of Russian-British relations as a "mini-crisis". Haven't we been here before?
The day of the Jackals