Putin takes 10% salary cut in crisis-hit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday he was cutting his salary by 10 percent as well as the earnings of several top government officials, as the country`s economy reels from the collapse of the ruble.

Coca-Cola, McDonald's wage unhealthy 'war' on Russia: PM aide

Russian officials sharply criticised US fast-food giants Coca-Cola and McDonald's on Thursday for their "unhealthy" products, comparing aggressive advertising campaigns to a war on citizens.

Putin vows to bring Nemtsov's killers to justice
Putin vows to bring Nemtsov's killers to justice

Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday pledged to do everything to bring the killers of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to justice.

Russia has currency resources to overcome crisis: Medvedev

 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday assured ministers and industry leaders that the country had enough monetary resources to overcome the economic crisis despite the ruble`s plunge in value.

India-Russia ties will be strengthened: Modi tells Medvedev
India-Russia ties will be strengthened: Modi tells Medvedev

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and said he was sure India-Russia ties will be strengthened.

Vladimir Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer
Vladimir Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer

President Vladimir Putin must demand an end to the racism plaguing Russian soccer and the country should stop denying it has a problem, the executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe told Reuters on Wednesday.

Reset in Russia-US relations 'impossible': Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev thinks a reset in relations between Moscow and Washington is "impossible" while punishing Western sanctions remain in force, he said in an interview aired by US TV ON Wednesday.

Moscow challenges Abbott after Putin `shirtfront` threat

Moscow has thrown down the gauntlet to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he threatened to "shirtfront" President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 plane crash.

Reset in Russia-US relations `impossible`: Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev thinks a reset in relations between Moscow and Washington is "impossible" while punishing Western sanctions remain in force, he said in an interview aired by US TV Wednesday.

Moscow ready to cooperate with West: Russian PM

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions.

Hackers tweet resignation of Russian PM

Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s Twitter account, tweeting his resignation and criticising President Vladimir Putin.

Keep 2018 World Cup standard high despite money crunch: Dmitry Medvedev

Despite financial limitations, Russia must organise the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the same high standards as set during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

Russia mulls retaliation after sanctions hit Crimea airline

Russia is considering retaliating against Western nations after new sanctions grounded a subsidiary of flagship carrier Aeroflot over the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday.

Sanctions may force Russia to raise taxes: PM

Russia may be forced to raise taxes in next year`s budget to make up for the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Moscow`s Ukraine policy, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin warns Ukraine on gas supplies, urges talks

President Vladimir Putin warned Russia may begin requiring advance payment for gas supplies unless Ukraine comes to the negotiating table over its unpaid energy bills.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev visits Crimea, angers Ukraine

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia`s grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government meeting there on Monday.

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev visits Crimea

PM Dmitry Medvedev on Monday became the first Russian leader to visit Crimea since Moscow seized the Black Sea region from Ukraine.

Russia flaunts grip on Crimea with prime minister`s visit

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea on Monday, flaunting his country`s grip on the Black Sea peninsula following its annexation from Ukraine.

Russian medal winners at Sochi Games rewarded with luxury cars

Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi by presenting the 13 gold medal winners and 20 other podium finishers with luxury SUVs on Thursday.

Russia says it won`t intervene in Ukraine

Moscow pledged Tuesday it would not intervene in the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine but said the country should not be forced to choose between Russia and the West.