Europe

Merkel, Putin: No alternative to Minsk deal on Ukraine

German and Russian leaders discuss Ukraine and Syria conflicts as ties between the West and Moscow remain tense.

Europe

Russian police arrest dozens of anti-Putin protesters

More than 100 arrested in St Petersburg at demonstration against Vladimir Putin's expected candidacy in 2018.

Russian police arrest dozens of anti-Putin protesters

Opinion

Trump: Putin's best frenemy, part 2

Why were the Russian anti-missile systems silent during the US strikes on al-Shayrat airfield in Syria?

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Opinion

The rise of the black international

Who is behind the resurgence of conservatism in Europe and why is it not so scary?

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Politics

Putin says US-Russia trust 'deteriorated' under Trump

Russian president says ties with US worsened in recent months as top diplomats lock horns over Syria conflict.

Putin slams Trump ties as top diplomats spar on Syria

Politics

Dozens arrested at Moscow opposition rally

Police arrest 29 protesters for 'breaching public order', a week after hundreds were detained in the Russian capital.

Dozens arrested at Moscow opposition rally

Europe

Putin visits Arctic to reaffirm Russian presence

Touring oil-rich north region, Russian leader calls for the protection of his country's economic and security interests.

Vladimir Putin visits Arctic to reaffirm Russia's claim

Opinion

Russia's new protest generation

In Russia a new generation of discontented youth has come of age.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Europe

Profile: Alexei Navalny, thorn in Putin's side

Kremlin critic, detained in anti-corruption protests, has become Russia's most visible face of opposition.

Profile: Alexei Navalny, opposition leader

Donald Trump

Russia's booming 'Trumpomania'

No other US president has been seen so positively in a country that long challenged Washington's post-WWII supremacy.

Russia's booming 'Trumpomania'

Politics

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

White House calls phone call 'significant start' to fixing ties with Russia; Kremlin pledges 'constructive' cooperation.

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIL fight

Opinion

The inevitable Trumputin divorce

Why it is not meant to be for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Politics

Putin rules out expelling US staff in retaliation

Russian president to consider Trump's actions next month before deciding on response to US expulsions and sanctions.

United States

Russia 'expelling' US diplomats over hacking spat

In apparent tit-for-tat move, FM Lavrov calls on Putin to evict US staff day after Washington imposed sanctions.

Lavrov to Putin: Expel US diplomats over hacking spat

Donald Trump

Trump releases 'very nice letter' from Putin

President-elect says US and Russia should restore collaboration after releasing "very nice letter" from Vladimir Putin.