The electorate has been left with little real choice in the State Duma ballot, critics say.
Opposition figure’s tactical voting app aims to eke out United Russia candidates, but some say it is politically flawed.
Putin is still pondering the idea of another term, but as he approaches 70, bets are being placed on Sergey Shoigu.
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan fear an influx of refugees from Afghanistan could undermine domestic security.
Moscow will seek ‘pragmatic’ engagement with the Taliban after armed group seized control of Afghanistan, analysts say.
Olympic athlete Tsimanouskaya joined a group of defecting Belarusian sportspeople when she spurned her homeland.
Plane crashes are not uncommon in Russia, and Tuesday’s tragedy in a remote region has spurred calls for solutions.
Wreckage found in Kamchatka Peninsula after plane went down while preparing to land in poor visibility.
With legislative elections in months, famous figures sanctioned by the Kremlin are making noise.
Russia produced the world’s first registered COVID-19 vaccine, but hesitancy persists among swathes of the population.