Russian troops near Ukraine aimed at reinforcing border: Kremlin

The build-up of Russian forces near Ukraine is meant to reinforce the border and was ordered weeks ago, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday after NATO reported the deployment.

Russia condemns all ‘terrorists’ regardless of nationality following Boston blast

After US police shot dead a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, who once lived in Russia, Moscow has issued a statement, saying it condemns all ‘terrorists’ regardless of their nationality.

Putin spokesman hopes ties with US `remain good`

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian Prez, has said he hopes Russia`s relations with the US will remain good regardless of who wins Prez elections.

Putin`s dive treasure find was staged: Spokesman

Putin is noted for his habit of appearing in vigorous and adventurous settings.

Putin aide woos Russia`s middle-class voters

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is seeking to build bridges with middle class voters disillusioned by the near certain prospect of his return to the Kremlin after 2012 presidential elections.