Rescued Russian pilot: Turkey gave no warning

2015-11-25 22:03

One of the Russian pilots of a fighter jet shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border, has told state media that there was no prior warning.

Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes

2015-11-20 09:13

Russia plans to unveil a bronze "Wall of Grief" in Moscow next year in its first tangible condemnation of Stalin-era crimes but critics accuse the government of playing a double game.

Putin vows to 'find and punish' those behind Sinai plane attack

2015-11-17 11:02

Russia's President Vladimir Putin vowed to find and punish the attackers who brought down a plane with 224 people on board in Sinai last month, in remarks released by the Kremlin.

Putin says has no 'right' to ask Assad to leave

2015-11-13 22:07

President Vladimir Putin says Russia has no "right" to ask Syrian leader Bashar Assad to leave power as he was elected by the people.

Putin: Russia doesn't want to enter arms race

2015-11-11 19:02

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's military modernisation programme doesn't mean that the nation intends to engage in an arms race.

Putin orders Russia to suspend flights to Egypt

2015-11-06 19:35

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to suspend flights to Egypt until investigators are able to determine the cause of last weekend's plane crash.

Putin urges patience over plane crash investigation

2015-11-05 19:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told British Prime Minister David Cameron that all sides should wait for investigators to report on the causes of Russian plane crash that killed 224 people in Egypt last week.

Putin may have bitten off more than he can chew

2015-10-29 13:48

It seems Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategic insights do not match his tactical talents, writes Leopold Scholtz.

Greens slam Russia for breaking Sochi pledge

2015-10-27 22:49

Russia is reneging on a promise to compensate for environmental damage caused by construction for the 2014 Sochi Olympic games with plans to develop areas it pledged to protect, activists say.

Syrian president thanks Putin for Russia's support

2015-10-21 13:38

Syrian President Bashar Assad thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his military support during a visit to Moscow, according to a transcript of their meeting published on the Kremlin website.


Hollande to press Obama on Russia co-operation in ISIS fight

2015-11-24 10:05

President Barack Obama will stand in solidarity with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, 11 days after the ISIS group launched a series of deadly attacks in Paris.

Russia, France to fight terror in Syria as allies

2015-11-17 17:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to co-operate with France as an ally in a joint anti-terrorism operation in Syria.

Sarkozy meets Putin, says West too tough on Russia

2015-11-15 18:09

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged the West to stop isolating Russia, and met with Vladimir Putin on an unusual diplomatic foray.

Putin to meet Merkel, Cameron at G20

2015-11-13 20:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his German and British counterparts on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit, but not President Barack Obama.

Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

2015-11-10 19:58

Putin says Russia will respond to US missile shield by deploying new strike weapons

Turkish police detain 20 ISIS suspects before G20 summit

2015-11-06 11:14

Turkish police have detained 20 people suspected of links to ISIS in Antalya province, a week ahead of a G20 summit with world leaders there including US President Barack Obama, a report says.

Russia, Egypt dismiss US, UK claims bomb brought down jet

2015-11-05 14:18

Russia and Egypt have dismissed suggestions by UK and the US that a bomb is likely to have brought down a Metrojet flight packed with Russian vacationers coming home from an Egyptian resort, saying the claim is premature.

Attacks on ISIS boost Putin's approval rating

2015-10-28 18:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating has climbed to 88%, 1 percentage point from his all-time high, according an independent survey.

Syria's Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow

2015-10-21 17:01

Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad has travelled to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in his first trip abroad since 2011.

Syria regime in new offensive as Putin blasts US

2015-10-16 07:06

Russia says its warplanes had eased back on airstrikes in Syria as regime forces press a widening ground offensive, while President Vladimir Putin criticised Washington for not co-operating over the conflict.

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