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Putin warns West against crossing ‘red line’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned Western powers not to interfere with the country’s internal affairs.

Pro-Navalny protesters to hit streets across Russia

Supporters of ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to defy authorities and stage protests across Russia on Wednesday to demand that he receive life-saving medical care.

Navalny’s condition stable, says Russian prison authority

Russian authorities on Thursday said jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in good health, after reports by his staff that his condition was deteriorating in a prison camp.

COVID-19: Russia donates 1,000 Sputnik V doses to Vietnam

Russia has donated 1,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam, marking the first time the vaccine was being delivered to the South-East Asian nation, state media said on Tuesday.

Russia sues Google, Facebook, Twitter for not deleting protest content

Russian authorities are suing five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests, the Interfax news agency cited a Moscow court as saying on Tuesday.

Russia accuses Twitter of breaking law by failing to delete content

Russia’s communications regulator accused Twitter on Monday of violating Russian law, saying the social media platform had not complied with some of its requests to delete banned content.

EU to impose sanctions on Russians over Navalny’s jailing

European Union, EU, envoys have approved sanctions of travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March for the jailing of Putin’s critic, Alexei Navalny.

Biden gains access to Trump-Putin call records – Reports

U.S. President Joe Biden has retrieved records of what was said between Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. leader Donald Trump over the four years of Trump’s presidency, the Politico news outlet reported, citing sources.

Russia’s Putin says too early to start talking about 2024 presidency

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had not yet decided whether or not he would run for president again when his current term in the Kremlin ends in 2024.

Putin congratulates Biden on U.S. election victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory message to Joe Biden after the U.S. Electoral College confirmed the latter as winner of the U.S. presidential election, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

UK to start administering COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday – Health Chief

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 would be administered in the UK on Tuesday, Chris Hopson, head of NHS Provider, a membership organization for the National Health Service trusts in England announced on Friday.

COVID-19: Argentina to start vaccination 2021 – President

Argentina may start the COVID-19 vaccination with Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, in January or February 2021, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez’s press service said on Wednesday.

Turkey cannot contain fleeing Islamic State militants, Putin warns

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Friday warned that Turkey, conducting an offensive in northern Syria, would not be able to contain droves of fleeing militants from the extremist group Islamic State.

Putin accuses U.S. of raising risk of nuclear war

President Vladimir Putin of Russia  on Thursday accused the U.S. of raising the risk of nuclear war by threatening to spurn a key arms...

After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the...

Back in Washington, Trump under pressure to reverse course on Russia

President Donald Trump found himself isolated and under pressure to reverse course Tuesday after publicly challenging the US intelligence conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election during his face-to-face with Vladimir Putin.

Putin: US-Russia ties should not be held hostage to Mueller probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday described the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's election meddling as "political games" that should not...

FIFA tells Putin world is ‘in love’ with Russia

FIFA president Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the world was "in love" with World Cup hosts Russia and praised him for...

Putin and Trump will not discuss Crimea, Kremlin says

The Kremlin on Monday said Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump can discuss "all other issues" except Crimea, the peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, at their highly anticipated first summit this month.

Kremlin dismisses Putin popularity dip after pension age hike

The Kremlin on Monday tried to dismiss a drop in President Vladimir Putin's sky-high approval ratings after a hugely unpopular government proposal to hike...

China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc's "unity", just as...

Lifting of court doping ban ‘exonerates’ Russia

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov (R) gives a press conference in Moscow on February 1, 2018. Top Russian officials welcomed on February 1, 2018...

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