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Russia's Putin signs deals worth $1.3bn during UAE visit

Putin tells UAE officials they 'will not be disappointed' as two sides sign deals in energy, tech and health sectors.

Russia's Putin signs deals worth $1.3bn during UAE visit

Europe

Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters

Protesters say opposition activists prosecuted in recent months must be freed as they allege campaign to stifle dissent.

Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters

Turkey

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Creation of committee to write Syria's constitution democratises and legitimises Syrian president, analysts say.

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Turkey

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks

Trilateral summit to focus on ensuring required conditions for voluntary return of refugees, Turkish presidency says.

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks

Vladimir Putin

'Biggest police operation': Navalny supporters targeted in raids

More than 200 locations were searched by police targeting supporters of Putin's opponent.

'Biggest police operation': Navalny supporters targeted in raids

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Meeting comes as Moscow warns pre-election pledge could lead to a 'sharp escalation of tensions in the region'.

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Russia

Did Russia poll indicate waning support for Putin's ruling party?

Opposition celebrates ruling party's losses in Moscow poll, but turnout was low and United Russia gained elsewhere.

Did Russia poll indicate waning support for Putin's ruling party?

Inside Story

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin losing power?

Russian president's party takes a hit in Moscow poll amid weeks-long protests against his government.

Europe

Will pro-democracy protests change anything in Russia?

Thousands of people are taking to the streets of Moscow this summer to demand fair elections, in defiance of police brutality and mass arrests.

Will pro-democracy protests change anything in Russia?

Russia

Why are Russians daring to protest?

Moscow rallies demonstrate how traditionally overlooked local elections have rejuvenated civil society and opposition.

Why Russians dare to protest and risk wrath of authorities

Russia

Russians demand free elections in Moscow, defying protest ban

Weeks of demonstrations over local polls have turned into the biggest sustained protest movement in Russia in years.

Russians demand free elections in Moscow, defying protest ban

Middle East

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria

Surprise meeting comes after the leaders agreed to 'activate mutual efforts' to ease situation in Idlib, says Kremlin.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria

Opinion

Putin risks losing Moscow

Russia's revitalised pro-democracy movement is increasingly gaining ground in the Russian capital.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Russia

Tens of thousands rally at election protest in Moscow

Nearly 50,000 people attended protest demanding free city council vote, says monitoring group.

Tens of thousands rally at election protest in Moscow

Opinion

The Kremlin under siege

The Russian political leadership is feeling increasingly cornered by growing public anger.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov