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Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

More than a thousand opposition activists of various stripes marched in central Moscow on Sunday after President Vladimir Putin proposed re-drafting the constitution, unleashing political upheaval.

Putin to attend Berlin's Libya peace talks as Russia expects progress

Putin to attend Berlin's Libya peace talks as Russia expects progress

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend an international conference on the Libyan peace process in Berlin this weekend, the Kremlin announced on Friday.

Putin's new PM promises 'real changes' for Russians

Putin's new PM promises 'real changes' for Russians

Russian President Vladimir Putin's new prime minister promised ‘real changes’ on Thursday as he was approved by lawmakers after the Kremlin announced sweeping reform plans.

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire

Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday

Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libya's warring leaders held indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that would stabilise the North African country.

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Libya after talks in Istanbul, where they also inaugurated a "historic" gas pipeline.

Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Vladimir Putin met Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, the Russian leader's second trip to Syria since Moscow intervened decisively on the Syrian president's behalf in a civil war.

Russia halts oil to Belarus, but transit to Europe still flowing

Russia halts oil to Belarus, but transit to Europe still flowing

Russia has halted oil supplies to refineries in Belarus, the Belarusian state energy firm said on Friday, amid a new contract dispute that is also threatening large Russian oil deliveries to Western Europe crossing the country.

Putin urges unity in 20th anniversary New Year speech

Putin urges unity in 20th anniversary New Year speech

President Vladimir Putin called on Russians to unite for the sake of the country's future in a New Year's address Tuesday marking two decades since his ascent to power.

Ukraine completes all-for-all prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists

Ukraine completes all-for-all prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists

Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine completed a full prisoner swap on Sunday after bussing remaining detainees in the five-year conflict to an exchange point in the breakaway Donbass

Qatar, Russia sign MoU on entry visas exemption

Qatar, Russia sign MoU on entry visas exemption

The governments of Qatar and Russia on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual exemption from entry visas

Russia says first hypersonic missiles enter service

Russia says first hypersonic missiles enter service

Russia's defence minister told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the first Avangard hypersonic missiles had been put into service, in a move hailed as a major coup for Moscow.