Russia

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Head of the Central Election Commission said fraud had been identified in a gubernatorial race in eastern Russia.

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Opinion

What does Russia want in northwest Syria?

Although it is currently in Russia's interest to de-escalate tensions in Idlib, an attack is still likely.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Human Rights

Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin after alleged poisoning

The anti-Kremlin activist fell ill earlier this week shortly after he was interviewed by Al Jazeera.

Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin after alleged poisoning

Russia

Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after 'poisoning'

Petr Versilov had difficulty seeing, speaking and moving when he fell ill and was hospitalised in Moscow.

Pussy Riot activist Verzilov hospitalised after suspect poisoning

Russia

Putin wants to end 70-year-old dispute with Japan over islands

Russia and Japan are involved in a dispute over Kuril islands, captured by the Soviet Union at World War II's end.

Russia

Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects 'not criminals'

Russian president says Moscow knows identity of the two men accused by UK of attempting to murder former double agent.

Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

Russia

Russia stages massive military exercise

Russia kicks off largest war drills ever involving 300,000 troops, including Chinese soldiers, in eastern Siberia.

Battle for Idlib

Idlib: Turkey's ceasefire call rejected by Russia, Iran

Tehran summit on fate of Syria's Idlib ends without agreement as Turkish ceasefire push is rejected by Russia and Iran.

Idlib: Turkey's ceasefire call rejected by Russia, Iran

Russia

Russians rally against plans to raise pension age

Several large rallies have taken place in recent months against an unpopular proposal to raise the retirement age.

Thousands protest against pension law despite Putin's rollback

Russia

Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

The Russian and German leaders meet for bilateral talks outside of Berlin.

Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

Germany

Putin set to meet Merkel in Germany

Russian leader visits Germany for first time since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.

Putin to have talks with Angela Merkel in Germany

Russia

Thousands protest in Russia against proposed retirement age rise

Trade unions have warned that many Russians will not live long enough to claim a state pension.

Thousands protest in Russia against proposed retirement age rise

Exclusive

Ex-Trump campaign adviser: I believe Russia meddled in election

JD Gordon acknowledges Russian interference, but says alleged collusion between Russia and Trump is a 'hoax'.

Ex-Trump campaign adviser: I believe Russia meddled in election

US & Canada

US senators to grill Mike Pompeo on Trump-Putin Helsinki meeting

US secretary of state will appear before a Senate panel to explain what happened during the two leaders' recent closed-door meeting.

US & Canada

Trump invites Putin to US as Democrats call for Helsinki details

Democratic Senate leader opposes more meetings between US, Russia leaders unless details of Helsinki summit are known.

Trump invites Putin to US as Democrats call for Helsinki details