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President Vladimir Putin says Russians should vote for the country 'we want to pass on to our children' but makes no mention of a controversial amendment that would allow him to potentially stay in power until 2036
Election officials open polling stations in the lead-up to the official voting day on July 1 to reduce the risk of overcrowding that could spread coronavirus infections
'He hopes that in the near future he will be exchanged with Russians convicted in the United States,' says Paul Whelan's lawyer
The Kremlin has always denied involvement in the conflict
'Five years have passed. Not a single concrete fact has been provided,' says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
'I can honestly say that it pains me. Every day I try to build a better relationship with Russia and on the other hand there is such hard evidence that Russian forces are doing this,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel
The Russian Imperial Movement and 3 of its leaders are blacklisted as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, meaning that they will not be admitted to the United States and that any US assets they hold will be blocked
President Vladimir Putin unveils a series of measures to support Russians and boost the economy
The court upholds a wide-ranging package of reforms first proposed by President Vladimir Putin in January and approved last week by Russia's two houses of parliament
Vladimir Putin says Russia needs evolutionary change, 'because we have had enough of revolutions' while suggesting that Russia may not yet be ready for a new leader
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and AFP correspondents in Idlib province say the truce that came into force at midnight appears to be holding
Most Russians identify as Orthodox Christians, but Russia is officially a secular state
Trump has been purging the Justice Department, National Security Council, and Pentagon of staff he considers disloyal
Inside a heart-shaped formation of 16 military tanks, a Russian soldier on bended knee tells his girlfriend: 'We've been together a very long time. We've stood the test of time and distance. Marry me!'
The US State Department observes suspicious activity on Twitter during the period of the protests
Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of wanting to remain 'leader for life'
(3rd UPDATE) In a meeting with the President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the reforms would make significant changes to Russia's balance of power, and so 'the government in its current form has resigned'
'It’s so abundantly clear our electoral systems are wide open to abuse,' says ex-Cambridge Analytica employee-turned-whistleblower Brittany Kaiser
The Amaq statement on Telegram says the men are 'two fighters from Islamic state' who killed two officers and injured others
The Patriarch, a 73-year-old monk who has led the Church for a decade, says the bill targeting domestic violence is an attempt to 'legalise outside forces interfering in family life,' which he called a 'sacred space'
Scientists launch a campaign called 'Top up the eagle's mobile' to keep the research going with the public's help
In a Moscow park, her producer jogs backwards, using his phone to film as Liza Anokhina runs and blows raspberries. Tall and slim and wearing thick makeup for the shoot, she squeals with laughter when she views the result.
(UPDATED) The workers died when a dam on the Seiba River collapsed in the early hours of Saturday and flooded several cabins where they lived, authorities say
The Russian foreign ministry says the new US sanctions on several Russians – including a businessman tied to President Vladimir Putin and a disinformation operation accused of conspiring to manipulate the US 2018 midterm election – 'will not go unanswered'
Top protest leader Alexei Navalny says the raids are the result of Kremlin 'hysteria' after allies of President Vladimir Putin suffered major losses in local elections in Moscow
The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria says the ceasefire aims 'to stabilize the situation' in Idlib and urged anti-government fighters to 'abandon armed provocations and join the peace process'
The women worked at the Sha Sha VIP Club in Malate, say police
The accident took place at an Arctic military facility on the coast of the White Sea on Thursday, August 8, but Russian authorities only admit its nuclear nature on Saturday, August 10
Ukraine's chief military prosecutor says a court has ordered the seizure of the Russian tanker Nika Spirit in the latest dispute between the former-Soviet neighbors
'We are looking into what happened to take appropriate measures,' says a Russian foreign ministry spokesperson
Here are the main takeaways so far from the marathon hearings before 2 Democratic-controlled House committees by former US special counsel Robert Mueller
According to the North Korean foreign ministry, the ship was detained for 'violating rules of entry and stay'
Ranked in the top 5, the 28-year-old Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias
The former US special counsel agrees to testify in public on July 17 about his report into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election
Research shows the animal died about 32,000 years ago in the Pleistocene epoch, when the most recent Ice Age occurred
'Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report only enhances the President's appearance of guilt,' says US Representative Mark Pocan, one of the leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party
The Russian gun activist builds a network of high-powered Republican contacts in what she called a quest to establish better relations between the two countries
Speaking for nearly two hours late into the evening in Putin's forested dacha in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Pompeo becomes the highest-ranking American to meet the Russian leader in 10 months
This is the first known legal summons issued by the US Congress to a member of the president's family to force testimony in the ongoing investigation
'We will never recognize any citizenship that was issued by the aggressor state. This is like Nazi Germany issuing Ausweis (identity document) for certain people,' says Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
The reaction comes hours after Ukraine's parliament approved a controversial law to enhance the status of the Ukrainian language at the expense of Russian
A Russian foreign ministry statement says: 'The rest of the world perfectly understands that Washington's policy is becoming more and more aggressive and reckless'
Trump is now digesting the report's findings that he was happy enough to benefit from Russian dirty tricks and tried repeatedly to hamper Mueller's investigation
(3rd UPDATE) US House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler is requiring Attorney General William Barr to submit to them the documents by May 1 at 10 am
'Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency engaged in a nonstop campaign of obstruction, intimidation, and abuse of power,' says Democratic party chairman Tom Perez. 'No one is above the law.'
'I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to,' Trump tweeted from Air Force One.
Trump's efforts to remove Mueller began after press reports indicated that the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election had widened to include whether the president had committed obstruction of justice
The Russian Navy welcomes Filipinos with a free tour aboard two of their warships at the Port of Manila
(UPDATED) The Philippines welcomes the Russian Navy's 2nd goodwill visit in 2019 amid its ongoing Balikatan joint military exercises with the United States