Europe

Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036

The longtime president's move comes after voters approved the controversial changes during a week-long plebiscite.

Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036

United States

Top US spies brief Congress on Russia-Taliban intelligence

Congress eyes new sanctions as Trump downplays reports Russia offered Taliban affiliates cash to kill Americans.

Top US spies brief Congress on Russia-Taliban intelligence

Europe

Russians clear way for Putin to extend his rule until 2036

Final results of the referendum on constitutional changes show a landslide victory for Russia's president.

Russians clear way for Putin to extend his rule until 2036

Syria's War

Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilising Syria

For the first time since September, the three key players in the conflict hold a virtual meeting to map the way forward.

Iran, Russia Turkey in talks to find political solution for Syria

Vladimir Putin

Russia vote that may extend Putin rule till 2036 enters final day

Week-long balloting on constitutional amendments to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule among other changes.

Europe

Russia votes: Amendments could keep Putin in power til 2036

Polls open in seven-day vote on constitutional reforms that would allow Russia's leader to seek re-election twice more.

Russia votes: Amendments could keep Putin in power til 2036

Inside Story

Will Vladimir Putin be president of Russia for life?

A referendum on constitutional reforms could allow Vladimir Putin to be Russia's president until 2036.

Russia

In Pictures: Russia shows off military might at grand WWII parade

The traditional May 9 Victory Day Parade delayed by the coronavirus pandemic takes place in Moscow's Red Square.

In Pictures: Russia shows off military might at grand WWII parade

Europe

Russia's Putin hails Soviet role in WWII at military parade

The world owes the Soviet Union a debt of gratitude for its contribution to Nazi Germany's defeat, Russian leader says.

Russia's Putin hails Soviet role in WWII at military parade

Opinion

Putin's rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Putin is losing popular support. Now Russians are going to take politics into their own hands.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Europe

Russia's Putin protected from coronavirus by disinfection tunnels

The Russian leader's spokesman says Putin is protected from the coronavirus by disinfection tunnels for his visitors.

Russia's Putin protected from coronavirus by disinfection tunnels

Russia

Coronavirus 'past peak' in Russia, WWII parade in June: Putin

Russian president claims pandemic past its peak as he orders postponed World War II parade to be held next month.

Coronavirus 'past peak' in Russia, WWII parade in June: Putin

Russia

Putin changes Russia's electoral law to allow remote vote

Russians will be able to vote electronically or by mail in local and national elections as well as referendums.

Putin changes Russia's electoral law to allow remote vote

Russia

Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, hospitalised with coronavirus

Peskov's hospitalisation comes as the number of coronavirus cases in Russia rises to above 232,000.

Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, hospitalised with coronavirus

Europe

Russia marks WWII Victory Day in coronavirus-reduced ceremony

Putin marks anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II in ceremony shorn of usual military parade and pomp.

Russia marks WWII Victory Day in coronavirus-reduced ceremony