Russian PM says poverty is 'glaring problem' in country

2017-11-30 19:12

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says poverty remained a "glaring problem" in the country, where presidential elections are due to be held in 2018.

Putin criticizes opponents' corruption fight

2017-04-24 21:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tacitly criticized a popular opposition leader whose efforts to expose official corruption fueled nationwide protests last month

170 000 demand Russia PM's resignation

2016-08-05 17:45

More than 170 000 Russians have signed an online petition to President Vladimir Putin calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over his recent comments on teachers' pay.

Inflation may bite Russia grocers after boost

2015-01-26 16:30

Surging inflation may soon become a drag for Russian grocers after it helped boost sales last year, as a slide in the rouble tightens the squeeze on consumers.

Russia okays $150m to subsidise World Cup venues

2014-08-08 14:05

The Russian government has approved rules on subsidising construction of infrastructure for the 2018 Soccer World Cup for a total of over $151m.

Russia gives cars to its Olympic medalists

2014-02-27 16:12

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given a Mercedes-Benz to each Olympic medalist from the host country of the 2014 Sochi Games.

Animosity between Obama, Putin deepen policy clashes

2013-09-03 10:00

Sharp policy clashes over Edward Snowden and Syria may be exacerbated by apparent personal animosity when Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin come face-to-face in Russia this week.

Japan PM to meet Putin, a first in 10yrs

2013-04-29 15:20

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for the first such top-level visit in a decade that aims to break years of stalemate.

Cyprus bailout session postponed

2013-03-18 18:04

Cyprus's parliament has postponed a session to vote on a EU bailout deal that slaps a levy on all Cypriot bank savings, as negotiators scrambled to soften the blow for small deposit holders.


Russia jails head of notorious hacker group

2017-07-06 21:53

A Moscow court has jailed the leader of a notorious hacking group for breaking into the accounts of high-ranking Russian officials.

180 000 demand Russia PM's resignation

2016-08-05 21:49

More than 180 000 Russians have signed an online petition to President Vladimir Putin calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over his recent comments on teachers' pay.

Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

2016-02-13 18:50

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sharply criticised Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria and accused Moscow of "repeated aggression".

Russia won't cut itself off from world - Medvedev

2015-01-14 15:44

Russia will not cut itself off from the world because any return to the past would be a "monstrous mistake", says Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

European shares drop over Iraqi concerns

2014-08-08 11:08

European shares have dropped for the seventh time in eight sessions on rising geopolitical jitters after US President Barack Obama authorised air strikes in Iraq.

Jailed Greenpeace activists faces new charges

2013-11-02 09:19

Greenpeace has accused the Russian authorities of failing to lift piracy charges against the 30 imprisoned crew of its Arctic Sunrise ship as promised, and merely adding new hooliganism charges.

Russian PM sacks ally of oil boss Sechin

2013-07-05 20:11

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has sacked a senior resources official, believed to be a close ally of Igor Sechin, the boss of state oil firm Rosneft.

Cyprus launches banking overhaul

2013-03-22 08:00

Cyprus is scrambling to overhaul its banking sector to avoid financial meltdown, after the European Central Bank threatened to pull the plug on emergency funding for the island's lenders.

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