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A Russian general was killed while battling Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, Moscow’s defense ministry has said
GENEVA – Agence France-Presse
Russian state agents have committed serious abuses, including torture, in Crimea, the U.N. said Sept. 25, warning that the rights situation in the annexed peninsula had “significantly deteriorated” under Moscow’s occupation.
MOSCOW – Agence France-Presse
President Vladimir Putin has said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the U.S. Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin
Russia began on Sept. 14 major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union’s eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.
MOSCOW – Reuters
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show
Russians shunned the polls on Sept. 10 for local elections which are the last vote before the presidential elections in March next year, with very low turnout rates as the opposition cried foul.
The setting up of a de-escalation zone in southern Syria will be completed in the near future, Russia’s foreign minister claimed on July 21
Russia will ask the U.N. Security Council to send peacekeepers to patrol the front line in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said Sept. 5. Putin told reporters that peacekeepers could help ensure safety for international observers who are monitoring the cease-fire.
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will hold their latest round of telephone talks on July 24 to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, Kiev and Moscow said
A Moscow deadline for almost two-thirds of U.S. diplomatic staff to leave Russia expires on Sept. 1, an exodus that starkly demonstrates the souring relationship between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.
A Russian court handed on July 13 jail terms ranging from 11 to 20 years to five Chechen men for organizing and carrying out the contract killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov