What you need to know about Italy’s Russian spy scandal

What you need to know about Italy’s Russian spy scandal

Italy has expelled two Russian officials and summoned Russia's ambassador after uncovering a suspected spy in the Italian navy. Here's a primer on the espionage scandal.

Italy to be first EU country to make Russian Sputnik vaccine

Italy to be first EU country to make Russian Sputnik vaccine

Russia begins withdrawing military virus experts from Italy

Russia begins withdrawing military virus experts from Italy

Italy’s Salvini avoids questions over alleged Russian funding deal

Italy’s Salvini avoids questions over alleged Russian funding deal

‘Look for the rubles. Good luck’: Salvini fends off Russia claims

‘Look for the rubles. Good luck’: Salvini fends off Russia claims

‘Not one ruble’: Italy’s Salvini denies his party took Russian money

‘Not one ruble’: Italy’s Salvini denies his party took Russian money

Putin praises Salvini’s ‘welcoming attitude’ to Russia ahead of Italy visit

Putin praises Salvini’s ‘welcoming attitude’ to Russia ahead of Italy visit

Salvini denies the League sought funding from Russia

Salvini denies the League sought funding from Russia

Our economy is ‘strong’, Italian PM tells Russia

Our economy is ‘strong’, Italian PM tells Russia

More than 20 injured in Rome escalator collapse

More than 20 injured in Rome escalator collapse

In Moscow, Italy’s Matteo Salvini calls Russia sanctions ‘madness’

In Moscow, Italy’s Matteo Salvini calls Russia sanctions ‘madness’

Why is Italy resisting EU sanctions against Russia over cyberattacks?

Why is Italy resisting EU sanctions against Russia over cyberattacks?

Twitter trolls’ ‘coup’ against Italy’s president to be probed

Twitter trolls’ ‘coup’ against Italy’s president to be probed

Italy’s Salvini calls for EU sanctions against Russia to be lifted by end of 2018

Italy’s Salvini calls for EU sanctions against Russia to be lifted by end of 2018

Salvini to attend World Cup final in Moscow, but won’t meet Putin: reports

Salvini to attend World Cup final in Moscow, but won’t meet Putin: reports

Italy’s Matteo Salvini wants to go to Russia this weekend to meet Putin, again

Italy’s Matteo Salvini wants to go to Russia this weekend to meet Putin, again

‘Russia should be back in the G8’: Italy’s prime minister agrees with Donald Trump

‘Russia should be back in the G8’: Italy’s prime minister agrees with Donald Trump

The Italian football hooligan who fled house arrest to become a pro-Russian fighter in Ukraine

The Italian football hooligan who fled house arrest to become a pro-Russian fighter in Ukraine

Italy expels Russian diplomats over UK poisoning

Italy expels Russian diplomats over UK poisoning

Italy’s right-wing party leaders congratulate Putin on re-election

Italy’s right-wing party leaders congratulate Putin on re-election

Italy finally comments on nerve agent attack as PM Gentiloni calls Theresa May

Italy finally comments on nerve agent attack as PM Gentiloni calls Theresa May

Thirsty Russians push Italy wine exports to record level

Thirsty Russians push Italy wine exports to record level

Italian intelligence to Joe Biden: No, Russia isn’t meddling in Italy

Italian intelligence to Joe Biden: No, Russia isn’t meddling in Italy

Candreva ensures Italy seeded in World Cup play-offs

Candreva ensures Italy seeded in World Cup play-offs

Kremlin visit: Italy’s president wants to team up with Putin to fight terror

Kremlin visit: Italy’s president wants to team up with Putin to fight terror

Italy’s far-right Northern League is cosying up to Russia

Italy’s far-right Northern League is cosying up to Russia

Kremlin praises Italy’s Renzi for boosting bilateral ties

Kremlin praises Italy’s Renzi for boosting bilateral ties

‘Heartstealer’ Silvio says Crimea split ‘democratic’

‘Heartstealer’ Silvio says Crimea split ‘democratic’

Berlusconi sparks probe for vintage wine quaff

Berlusconi sparks probe for vintage wine quaff

‘Putin wants me for economy minister’

‘Putin wants me for economy minister’

Capello sacked from Russian national team

Capello sacked from Russian national team

Russia’s Italian rip-offs offend at World Expo

Russia’s Italian rip-offs offend at World Expo

Isolated Putin seeks sympathetic ear in Italy

Isolated Putin seeks sympathetic ear in Italy

Putin seeks to shake off ‘pariah’ status with Pope

Putin seeks to shake off ‘pariah’ status with Pope

Putin visit puts pressure on Pope over Ukraine

Putin visit puts pressure on Pope over Ukraine

Putin to visit Milan as EU tensions rise

Putin to visit Milan as EU tensions rise

Saipem resumes work on Black Sea gas pipeline

Saipem resumes work on Black Sea gas pipeline

Renzi seeks key role for Russia in Libya crisis

Renzi seeks key role for Russia in Libya crisis

PM at Nemtsov murder site before Putin meet

PM at Nemtsov murder site before Putin meet

Renzi seeks Putin’s help over Libya

Renzi seeks Putin’s help over Libya

Nato chief warns Russia after Italy meet

Nato chief warns Russia after Italy meet

Kerry in Rome for talks with Russian FM

Kerry in Rome for talks with Russian FM

‘Russian sanctions are not the solution’: Italy FM

‘Russian sanctions are not the solution’: Italy FM

Saipem told to stop work on Russian gas project

Saipem told to stop work on Russian gas project

Eni risks huge losses as Russia ‘scraps’ gas deal

Eni risks huge losses as Russia ‘scraps’ gas deal

Italy: Crimean Russians won’t get visas from us

Italy: Crimean Russians won’t get visas from us

Russia ‘too broke’ to pay football coach Capello

Russia ‘too broke’ to pay football coach Capello

Poroshenko will meet Putin in Milan this week

Poroshenko will meet Putin in Milan this week

Ukraine crisis hits gas prices in Italy

Ukraine crisis hits gas prices in Italy

Vladimir Putin will attend EU-Asia summit in Milan

Vladimir Putin will attend EU-Asia summit in Milan

Italy calls for united EU response to Russia

Italy calls for united EU response to Russia

EU to aid parmesan hit by Russian ban

EU to aid parmesan hit by Russian ban

Sanctioned Russian bank in talks to buy Cavalli

Sanctioned Russian bank in talks to buy Cavalli

Russian sanctions: Kremlin hits Italian beef

Russian sanctions: Kremlin hits Italian beef

Italy vows ‘strong’ EU action over Ukraine

Italy vows ‘strong’ EU action over Ukraine

Ukraine tragedy hits Mogherini’s EU hopes

Ukraine tragedy hits Mogherini’s EU hopes

Italian citizen killed in Malaysian Airlines crash

Italian citizen killed in Malaysian Airlines crash

Alitalia avoids Ukraine after jet shot down

Alitalia avoids Ukraine after jet shot down

Italy backs controversial Russian gas pipeline

Italy backs controversial Russian gas pipeline

Capello summoned after Russia’s World Cup flop

Capello summoned after Russia’s World Cup flop

Italy-Russia trade jumped to €31 billion in 2013

Italy-Russia trade jumped to €31 billion in 2013

ENI clinches Gazprom deal to cut gas prices

ENI clinches Gazprom deal to cut gas prices

‘We’re united in our support of Ukraine’

‘We’re united in our support of Ukraine’

The ex-MP thrown out of the Sochi Olympics

The ex-MP thrown out of the Sochi Olympics

‘Sochi police right to expel gay rights activist’

‘Sochi police right to expel gay rights activist’

Italian arrested in Sochi for holding gay banner

Italian arrested in Sochi for holding gay banner

Italian PM defends decision to go to Sochi

Italian PM defends decision to go to Sochi

Enel profits boosted by Russian sell-off

Enel profits boosted by Russian sell-off

Gay Italians attacked by ‘Russian tourists’

Gay Italians attacked by ‘Russian tourists’

Russia to free Italian Greenpeace activist

Russia to free Italian Greenpeace activist

‘Italy-Russia deal is equal to one with drug cartels’

‘Italy-Russia deal is equal to one with drug cartels’

Italy’s gay union ban allows Russian adoption

Italy’s gay union ban allows Russian adoption

Italy eyes Russian cash to boost economy

Italy eyes Russian cash to boost economy

Eni sells €2.17 bn Russian stake

Eni sells €2.17 bn Russian stake

Duomo seeks Russian cash for €15m restoration

Duomo seeks Russian cash for €15m restoration

Eastern buyers snap up Italian goods

Eastern buyers snap up Italian goods

‘Women MPs do a better job than men’ – Letta

‘Women MPs do a better job than men’ – Letta

Italian gay clubs boycott Russian vodka

Italian gay clubs boycott Russian vodka

Foreign mafia move in on Italy

Foreign mafia move in on Italy

Italy PM: Events in Syria will define EU-Russia relations

Italy PM: Events in Syria will define EU-Russia relations

Italy stalls extension of sanctions against Russia

Italy stalls extension of sanctions against Russia

Russian tourist drowns nine-month-old baby

Russian tourist drowns nine-month-old baby

‘EU must review Russia relations in next 5 years’

‘EU must review Russia relations in next 5 years’

Russia-EU lock horns over Italy vehicle duties

Russia-EU lock horns over Italy vehicle duties

EU to decide new Russia sanctions on Friday

EU to decide new Russia sanctions on Friday

Russia’s mega-rich snub Sardinia over Ukraine

Russia’s mega-rich snub Sardinia over Ukraine

Russian food embargo could cost Italy €700m

Russian food embargo could cost Italy €700m

EU prepares to hit Russia with tough sanctions

EU prepares to hit Russia with tough sanctions

Fury in Russia over adopted boy murder

Fury in Russia over adopted boy murder

EU takes Russia-Italy trade row to WTO

EU takes Russia-Italy trade row to WTO