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By John Helmer, Moscow The new finance minister of Ukraine, Natalie Jaresko, may have replaced her US citizenship with Ukrainian at the start of this week, but her employer continued to be the US Government, long after she claims she left the State Department. US court and other records reveal that Jaresko has been the […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow Edward Lucas has revealed that he is virtually leaving the UK for Estonia. His wife, Cristina Odone, too. That may be strategic, because they think they should be closer to the front line in the war against Russia. It may be personal, because they want to be closer to their family […]

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By John Helmer, Moscow If the flock of smart tarts speaking Russian into their smartphones along King and New Bond Streets in London last week were a sign, nothing much has changed in the Russian art market. Christie’s and Sotheby’s, the art auctioneers, would be the last people to say if or when the bottom […]