Russia

Russian opposition leader Navalny 'detained at anti-Putin rally'

More than 1,300 people have been detained at protests nationwide, human rights monitor says.

Russian opposition leader Navalny 'detained at anti-Putin rally'

Russia

Russian oligarch Deripaska retreats under US sanctions

Shares in firms controlled by Oleg Deripaska have plunged after the US imposed sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs.

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska retreats under US sanctions

Talk to Al Jazeera

Saakashvili on Putin, Europe's weak leaders and a return to power

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili discusses Putin, the state of Europe and plans for his political comeback.

United States

Trump 'still considering' new sanctions against Russia

White House says Trump will decide on Russia sanctions 'in the near future', contradicting comments by Nikki Haley.

Trump 'still considering' new sanctions against Russia

Iran

Putin: Further Syria strikes to cause chaos in international ties

Russian president tells Iranian counterpart that US-led attacks damage prospects for political reconciliation in Syria.

Putin: Further Syria strikes to cause chaos in international ties

Syria's War

Putin: US-led Syria strikes 'an act of aggression'

Moscow and Tehran have warned that there would be consequences for the US-led attacks on Syria.

Putin: US-led strikes on Syria 'an act of aggression'

Turkey

Turkey, Russia 'to build hospital' for Syrians fleeing E Ghouta

Turkish president says Ankara and Moscow will coordinate over project, after meeting Russian and Iranian counterparts.

Turkey, Russia 'to build hospital' for Syrians fleeing E Ghouta

Turkey

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to discuss Syrian war

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to hold talks to end the conflict amid rapid developments on the ground.

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to discuss Syrian crisis in Ankara

Reporter's Notebook

Kemerovo fire: 'Mum, I love you, I'm dying'

Popular anger in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, as Russia mourns victims of a shopping centre fire, which killed at least 41 children.

Kemerovo fire: 'Mum, I love you, I'm dying'

Vladimir Putin

Will Putin follow in Brezhnev's footsteps?

What should Russia and the world expect in the next six years?

Will Putin follow in Brezhnev's footsteps?

Skripal poisoning

Russia demands proof as poisoning row worsens

Rhetoric follows pressure on Moscow to reveal details of supply of Novichok, used in 'attempted murder' of double agent.

Sergei Skripal poisoning: Russia demands proof or apology

Politics

What is next for Russia after Putin's victory?

It was always expected to be a Vladimir Putin victory, but the question was how many voters would turn up for Russia's presidential election.

Vladimir Putin

Russia: President Putin easily wins new six-year term

Putin wins his fourth term, but many eyes are on voter turnout in the face of an opposition boycott.

The Listening Post

Russia's spy mystery: Sergei Skripal and the media

British and Russian media compete to tell the Skripal story, but they're low on facts, high on conjecture.

Inside Story

What do Russian voters expect from their leader?

High turnout will boost the legitimacy of Russian President Vladimir Putin's election victory.