Kremlin confirms oil-for-goods swap with Iran under way

The Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday that an oil-for-goods barter deal between Russia and Iran was being implemented and said all legal barriers had been removed to Moscow supplying S-300 missile systems to Tehran.

Paper says Austrian doctor treating Putin for back problems

An Austrian newspaper reported on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was suffering from back problems, and that a Viennese orthopaedic expert had travelled to Moscow to treat him.

White House condemns `brutal` Nemtsov murder, urges probe

The White House condemned what it called the "brutal" murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin who was shot dead in Moscow on Friday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin planning to visit India this year

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to India this year, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

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.

Putin satisfied with Olympics opening ceremony

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pleased with the Olympic opening ceremony held in Sochi, the president`s spokesperson said Saturday.

Russia lifts ban on protests during Sochi Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on demonstrations at the Sochi Olympics Games, allocating a special area for mass public events, the Kremlin said Saturday, Xinhua reported.

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.