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Julius Strauss is the Daily Telegraph’s former Moscow bureau chief. He has reported on conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq and runs the Back to the Front newsletter about Russia, Ukraine, Afghanistan and the Balkans.
Brutality is Putin’s modus operandi
By Julius Strauss
Russia has a long history of announcing ceasefires which offer hope and subsequently reneging on them
Russia’s war crimes in Bucha are just the beginning
Has Putin finally handed over control to his generals?
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.