03 Feb 2021
Moscow court orders Kremlin's foe Navalny to prison
A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than two-and-a-half years, finding that he violated the terms of his probation while recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. The ruling ignited protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
23 Dec 2020
'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council
"Good riddance, Ambassador Heusgen." That is what China's deputy United Nations envoy, Geng Shuang, said to Germany's ambassador as the latter completed a two-year term on the UN Security Council.
20 Aug 2020
Putin critic Alexei Navalny hospitalized after suspected poisoning
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been hospitalized after a suspected poisoning, his spokesperson Kira Yarmysh said on Thursday morning.
08 May 2018
Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on inauguration of his fourth term
US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on being sworn in for a fourth term, saying he looks forward to a time when the two nations can have a good relationship.
07 May 2018
Vladimir Putin takes oath as Russian President for fourth time
Vladimir Putin took oath as Russian President for the fourth time in Moscow's Grand Kremlin Palace on Monday. Putin first took office 18 years ago.
06 May 2018
More than 1,600 arrested in Russia amid anti-Putin protests
Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested on Saturday in scores of cities across the country and police responded by reportedly arresting more than 1,600 of them.
19 Mar 2018
Putin wins 4th term as Russian President with 74% vote
Vladimir Putin is set to extend his power in Russia for another six years after winning the Presidential Election with 74% vote, an official exit poll said.
19 Mar 2018
Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election by overwhelming margin
Vladimir Putin has been elected Russia's President a fourth time. After securing about 76% votes in Sunday's presidential polls, he is set to rule the nation for another six years.
26 Dec 2017
Russia: Putin-critic Alexei Navalny nominated to contest in 2018 elections
Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny may contest against President Vladimir Putin in the country's presidential elections scheduled for March 2018.
24 Mar 2017
Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine
Former Communist lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, wanted by Moscow, was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev, in what Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called an "act of state terrorism".
27 Feb 2017
Russians take to Moscow streets in memory of Nemtsov
Thousands of Russian citizens took to the streets in Moscow in memory of Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader and staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin. Nemstov was shot dead near the Kremlin 2 years ago.
10 Feb 2017
Two Putin critics in trouble
Two vocal critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin have found themselves in a soup, almost simultaneously.