The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Moscow has imposed a lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked regional authorities to make similar preparations.
Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.
The mayor of Moscow on Monday told older Russians to either stay at home or escape to their country houses to avoid exposure to the coronavirus.
The Kremlin has asked journalists feeling unwell to stay away from events with President Vladimir Putin over fears of infecting Russia's leader with the coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia announced it will raise its crude supply to a record high in April, as it ratcheted up a standoff with Moscow.
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False rumours about the new coronavirus circulating in Russia are being directed from abroad, President Vladimir Putin has claimed at a government meeting.
Three people have died at a Moscow birthday party after around 30 kilogrammes (65 pounds) of dry ice meant to create special effects was tipped into a pool, investigators and reports said Saturday.
US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival's campaign, a London court has been told.
A US-Israeli woman jailed for drug trafficking in Russia has flown into Tel Aviv with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after she was pardoned by President Vladimir Putin.
Russians, long used to financial and political crises, are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic by bulk-buying the essentials for life in isolation - including condoms.
Russian lawmakers have proposed imposing severe punishments - including up to seven years in prison - for people breaking coronavirus quarantine rules.
Russia reported 114 cases of coronavirus, up from 93 on Monday, with no fatalities.
Russia's lower house on Wednesday passed constitutional reforms in their final reading that include the possibility of President Vladimir Putin extending his rule for another two terms.
The rand has been on a roller-coaster ride, losing as much as 8% in early morning trade nearly touching R17/$ before bouncing back to R15.97/$ by noon.
When Turkey's president visited Russia last summer, the sun shone as he shared ice cream and admired fighter jets with a friendly Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a 24-page submission to parliament a number of new constitutional changes, including amendments that mention God and stipulate that marriage is a union of a man and woman.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan may meet in Moscow next week, the Kremlin says, after a major spike in tensions over Syria.
A Russian court has ordered a woman to be forcibly returned to coronavirus quarantine in a Saint Petersburg hospital after she escaped and went home.
Lawmakers in Russia's lower house State Duma on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to amend the constitution submitted by President Vladimir Putin, in the first of three readings.
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