Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has “won this match” in the contest to acquire nuclear weapons.
U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that sales of potato chips and luxury cars offer evidence of progress in economic relations between the two countries, even as political ties “are not easy between us at the moment.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s on first-name terms with Donald Trump, as he praised the U.S. leader’s record and blamed allegations of collusion between the Kremlin and the White House on “spy-mania.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin receives reports of U.S. counterpart Donald Trump’s tweets because they’re considered to be official White House statements, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Egypt that Russia will restore flights to Cairo, two years after it suspended air links when terrorists blew up a passenger jet.
President Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop at Russia’s airbase in Syria to declare “victory” in his two-year military campaign, part of a whirlwind three-nation Middle East tour aimed at demonstrating his growing influence in the region at U.S. expense.
President Vladimir Putin, who’s ruled Russia for 18 years, announced he will seek a new term in March.
Russian President Vladimir Putin dodged an opportunity to announce his long-awaited bid for another six-year term.
Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who won a new five-year term last year, said it’s time for him to step aside and let the Kremlin choose a successor. The Kremlin said Kadyrov is staying in his post.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said there’s a “real chance” to end the 6 1/2 year civil war in Syria as he secured backing from his Turkish and Iranian counterparts for a peace initiative that’s likely to keep his ally Bashar al-Assad in power.
Russian President Vladimir Putin talked with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump by phone for about an hour on Tuesday as the Kremlin mounts a diplomatic push to resolve the war in Syria after a visit by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Russia said North Korea is still two to three years from being able to carry out a long-range strike on the U.S., offering diplomacy a chance to halt the secretive Communist state’s nuclear and missile programs.
Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the international community to rally in support of the Iranian nuclear accord after talks with leaders of the Islamic Republic, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s move away from the multinational pact.
Russia poured scorn on U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Kremlin meddling in the presidential election after details of charges against three former aides to Donald Trump were published.
President Vladimir Putin personally fired four ballistic missiles during tests of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, according to the Kremlin.
Socialite and reality-TV star Ksenia Sobchak said she plans to run against Vladimir Putin in presidential elections in March, declaring herself the representative of those who want to vote “against all” the other candidates.
A key critic of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he may be barred from traveling to Russia, where he’ll seek to build relations with one of the ailing regime’s few foreign backers.
North Korea is planning to test a missile that its officials said could be capable of reaching the U.S. West Coast, according to two Russian legislators who returned from a visit to Pyongyang this week.
A Moscow court jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny for 20 days, less than a week before he planned to lead a major rally in President Vladimir Putin’s hometown on the Russian leader’s birthday.
Russia is helping Ukrainian rebels sell coal on international markets to raise much-needed cash for pensions and social needs, evading a blockade imposed by the government in Kiev as efforts to implement a peace deal remain stalled.
A wave of fake bomb threats across Russia has entered its second week in what a senior lawmaker called a “full-scale cyberwar” against the country that authorities are ill-equipped to fight.
Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from airports, schools and government buildings across Russia, including an iconic department store on Red Square, amid a wave of fake bomb threats that officials called unprecedented.
Russia’s ruling party swept gubernatorial elections Sunday, but the beleaguered opposition claimed a rare breakthrough in voting for district councils in Moscow after overcoming divisions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded former Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak the Alexander Nevsky medal, one of the country’s highest civilian honors, the Kremlin said Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed a hard-line critic of the U.S. who’s blacklisted by the European Union over the Ukraine crisis as his new ambassador to Washington.
The U.S. said it’s slashing visa services in Russia after the Kremlin ordered it to cut two-thirds of staff at its embassy and consulates as relations between the former Cold War rivals spiraled.
Brace yourselves for the latest addition to President Vladimir Putin’s macho exploits in the wilds of Russia. The Kremlin says he went spear-fishing during a brief vacation this week, donning a wetsuit and snorkel mask equipped with a GoPro camera to film himself in a chilly Siberian lake.
Donald Trump blamed Congress for worsening relations with Russia, which accused the U.S. president of caving in to legislators by signing a law that could keep sanctions in place for years.
Vladimir Putin said he hoped there wouldn’t be a need for further retaliation against Washington after his government ordered the U.S. to slash staff at its diplomatic missions in Russia by 755, or nearly two-thirds, in retaliation for new sanctions approved by Congress.
Russia ordered the U.S. to slash hundreds of embassy and other personnel in the country in a dramatic and sweeping retaliation to the passage of a new sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress.
Russia is threatening “painful” retaliation against the U.S. if new sanctions passed by the House of Representatives become law, though the limited trade ties between the two nuclear powers leave few appealing options.
Russia threatened to retaliate against new sanctions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, saying they made it all but impossible to achieve the Trump administration’s goal of improved relations.
Russia may retaliate if the U.S. Congress bans the Department of Defense from using Kaspersky Lab’s cybersecurity software, Communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov said.
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on more Russian companies and individuals as well as separatists in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as President Donald Trump held White House talks with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.
The American-led military coalition in Syria said it’s repositioned aircraft after Russia threatened to treat its warplanes as targets in response to the U.S. downing of a Syrian government jet.
Russia is verifying intelligence that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed near Raqqa, Syria, during a bombing raid by its forces in May, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
President Vladimir Putin joked that he’s willing to offer former FBI Director James Comey asylum, comparing him to Edward Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency contractor who took refuge in Russia after being accused in the U.S. of leaking classified information.
Vladimir Putin has spent much of the last two days preparing for his annual “direct line” call-in show with his constituents, but the vast majority of the more than 1.6 million questions collected in advance just aren’t up to the Russian president’s level.
With Russia mired in what turned out to be the longest recession in two decades, Vladimir Putin won plaudits from investors last year by tasking former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin with drafting an economic program for 2018 to 2024, which happens to be the next presidential term.
Russia attacked Islamic State targets in Syria with cruise missiles fired from a warship and submarine, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hailed a new period of close relations at talks in Moscow after the world’s biggest oil exporters reached a deal to prolong supply cuts for another nine months.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed frustration that U.S. “political schizophrenia” over Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia is wrecking efforts to foster a new era of partnership between their countries.
The Kremlin thinks it knows the secret to Donald Trump’s election victory -- and it’s not the kind of hacking you might think.
Donald Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House on Wednesday, a day after firing the FBI director who was heading an investigation into the U.S. president’s Russian connections.
A Russian court rejected an appeal by opposition leader Alexey Navalny Wednesday, confirming an earlier embezzlement conviction in a ruling that could create a new obstacle for his ambitions to run in next year’s presidential elections.
Vladimir Putin is seizing on mixed signals from the U.S. to quietly tighten Russia’s grip on two rebel regions of Ukraine, burying hopes for a European-brokered peace deal and relief from sanctions anytime soon.
Russia will be able to remove citizenship from naturalized foreigners who get involved in terrorism, under legislation submitted by lawmakers after a suicide bomber killed 14 people in the St. Petersburg subway.
Russian President Vladimir Putin risks losing hard-won gains in Syria now that the U.S. has upended the balance of forces by striking at his ally President Bashar al-Assad after accusing him of a chemical attack that killed scores of people.
Russia held a series of anti-terror rallies with government encouragement in the wake of a deadly subway suicide bombing in St. Petersburg.
Russia seized on the announcement of Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow as U.S. secretary of state by setting out an unusually detailed agenda for talks that it said aimed to eliminate “numerous irritants” in relations.
Russian law-enforcement agents detained six migrant workers from several countries of central Asia on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities in St. Petersburg, the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on its website.
Russian President Vladimir Putin took a tough stance on the biggest mass protests of the past five years, comparing them to the bloodshed and chaos unleashed by the so-called “Arab Spring” revolutions and uprising in neighboring Ukraine.
Marine Le Pen is to visit Moscow on Friday as Russia hailed the French presidential candidate as a realist who opposes globalization along with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina he plans to nominate her for a new 5-year term, praising her stewardship of the central bank as the country emerges from the longest recession this century.
Republican candidate Francois Fillon fell further behind in the French presidential race as satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published details of his financial ties to the Russian government and prosecutors broadened a probe into his affairs.
After months as the focus of heated controversy over its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election campaign, Russia is pondering what it means to be left out of Donald Trump’s first address to Congress.
More than a month into the new U.S. administration, Russia’s getting impatient for President Donald Trump to make good on his promise to mount a joint fight against Islamic State, according to a senior defense official.
Russia is likely to adopt limits on cash transactions in the future, though how fast they will be imposed isn’t yet certain, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday in the clearest high-level support in recent years for the idea.
The Kremlin ordered state media to cut back on their fawning coverage of President Donald Trump, reflecting a growing concern among senior Russian officials that the new U.S. administration will be less friendly than first thought, three people familiar with the matter said.
Russian lawmakers reacted with dismay and anger to the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was widely seen as an ally in the White House, calling it a sign that Donald Trump’s administration is falling victim to “paranoia” toward the Kremlin.