Russia

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from jail

Navalny was arrested last month as he prepared to travel to the city of Nizhny Novgorod to lead a rally.

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from jail

People & Power

Russia: The Orthodox connection

What lies behind the close relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and President Vladimir Putin?

Reporter's Notebook

Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

Opinion

Putin vs Navalny: The street will decide

The presidential race in Russia has started and its outcome will be determined in the streets.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Asia Pacific

Korean Peninsula 'balancing on the brink', Putin says

Russian leader warns North Asia faces 'large-scale conflict' and urges dialogue without preconditions.

Vladimir Putin says pressure on North Korea 'futile'

United States

Trump thanks Putin for expelling US diplomatic staff

Russian move will 'save a lot of money' after 755 diplomatic staff in Russia were expelled, US president says.

Trump thanks Putin for expelling US diplomatic staff

Inside Story

Can the US and Russia de-escalate rising tensions?

Moscow accuses Washington of 'full-scale trade war' after President Trump reluctantly approves new sanctions.

Opinion

Is Russia a real threat to the West?

With the new US sanctions Russia is officially a top US enemy. But does Moscow deserve this title?

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Russia

Russia expels 755 US diplomats in response to sanctions

President Vladimir Putin orders reduction in staff and vows for additional measures in retaliation to new US sanctions.

Russia expels 755 US diplomats in response to sanctions

US & Canada

US president ready to sign Russia sanctions bill

White House says Trump to back fresh sanctions against Russia after politicians throw support behind punishing measures.

Donald Trump ready to sign Russia sanctions bill

Inside Story

What do Trump and Putin want from each other?

Controversy continues to swirl around the US president, his aides, and the administration's relationship with Russia.

US & Canada

Putin, Trump held second undisclosed G20 conversation

The private conversation took place during a dinner for G20 leaders in Germany this month, says White House official.

Opinion

Trump and Putin: An awkward first date

How Donald Trump met his most important voter - Vladimir Putin.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Europe

Trump and Putin set to meet face to face at G20

Leaders of world's 20 largest economies meet in Germany for discussion on everything from climate to trade policies.

World leaders gather for G20 in Hamburg amid protests

Europe

Russian opposition leader barred from 2018 elections

Election body says Alexei Navalny ineligible to run in 2018 presidential vote due to suspended five-year jail sentence.

Russia bars Alexei Navalny from 2018 presidential bid