Nuclear weapons

Russia nuclear stockpile is world's largest

Russia has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons and there is concern the country isn't in a rush to reduce its arsenal.

Opinion

What is behind Sudan's 'rapprochement' with Russia?

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir paid a visit to Russia in a desperate attempt to stay in power.

Ahmed H Adam

by Ahmed H Adam

Ahmed H Adam

Reporter's Notebook

Russia 2018: A group-by-group analysis

The draw for the 2018 football World Cup has taken place at the Kremlin.

Russia World Cup 2018: A group-by-group analysis

North Korea

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's response to Washington's statement on the need to cut ties with Pyongyang was negative.

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

Opinion

Is Russia afraid of losing Syria?

In the post-conflict period, the Syrian regime will not have much use for Russian military backing. It will need money.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Syria's Civil War

Deadly Syria shelling precedes 'truce agreement'

UN envoy says Syria has agreed to Russian proposal for ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta after days of bombardment.

UN: Syrian government 'agrees Eastern Ghouta truce'

Opinion

Is Chechnya's Kadyrov really 'dreaming' of quitting?

Chechen President Ramazan Kadyrov talks about standing down to assert his indispensability.

Mark Galeotti

by Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti

Reporter's Notebook

Russia 2018: Hosts try to cast off shadow

The draw for the football World Cup takes place on December 1 but on-field issues remain a worry for the hosts.

Russia

Syrians frustrated with failing Geneva peace talks

Russia is denying responsibility for the deaths of civilians after it conducted a series of air raids aimed at opposition-held areas in Syria over the weekend.

Chechnya

Russia's Chechnya leader says he is ready to resign

' Now we have order and prosperity ... and time has come for changes in the Chechen Republic'

Russia's Chechnya leader says he is ready to resign

Reporter's Notebook

Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting foreign media

Law condemned by rights groups classifies international media organisations as 'foreign agents'.

Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting foreign media

Opinion

Is Vladimir Putin tired?

Almost four months before the presidential elections, the Russian president still hasn't announced if he will run.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Inside Story

Can Putin's plan bring peace to Syria?

Russian president has welcomed his Iranian and Turkish counterparts to map out a strategy for the day fighting stops.

Russia

The death of the Russian far right

How the Kremlin destroyed the far right in Russia, while backing it in the West.

The death of the Russian far right

Syria's Civil War

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to hold 'Syrian congress'

Summit expected to be held in Black Sea resort of Sochi will bring together government and opposition figures.