Vladimir Putin says `no regrets` over Crimea annexation

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview broadcast Sunday to mark 15 years in power, said he has no regrets over Moscow`s 2014 annexation of Crimea as it overturned "a historical injustice."

Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning victory ride

Poland on Friday said it had denied entry to a Russian biker gang backed by the Kremlin, which is planning to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's role in the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.

Navalny vows to challenge Putin in parliamentary polls

Russia`s opposition led by the charismatic activist Alexei Navalny vowed Wednesday to contest next year`s parliamentary elections as liberals firm up plans to close ranks amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.

Russian opposition parties link up ahead of 2016 polls

 The marginalised Russian opposition parties of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny have announced they will form an alliance for legislative polls in 2016.

Trolling for Putin: Russia`s information war explained

Lyudmila Savchuk says it was money that wooed her into the ranks of the Kremlin`s online army, where she bombarded website comment pages with eulogies of President Vladimir Putin, while mocking his adversaries.

Former Putin allies question his political course

As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years in office, his former long-term allies are questioning his political course and warning of the economic consequences of his aggressive foreign policy.

Vandals destroy memorial to murdered Russian leader Nemtsov

Vandals on Saturday destroyed an improvised memorial created by supporters of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the bridge where he was shot a month ago, the Echo of Moscow radio station reported today.

Putin fetes Crimea takeover in front of huge crowd

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea, a seismic shift that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West.

What happened to Vladimir Putin? Satirists run riot online
What happened to Vladimir Putin? Satirists run riot online

A wave of savage mockery broke over Russian President Vladimir Putin across the Internet on Friday, sparked by days of absence from public view, despite official insistence it was business as usual in the Kremlin.

Kremlin says Putin healthy, dismisses illness rumours

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in good health, the Kremlin said on Thursday, dismissing rumours that the leader was suffering from an illness after a foreign trip was cancelled.

`Where is Putin?` Russians ask, as leader drops off radar for a week

Where is President Vladimir Putin? The Kremlin was forced Thursday to insist the Russian leader was in good health as rumours swirled online over his week-long absence from the public eye.

Chechnya policeman 'confesses' involvement in Nemtsov murder

A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including an ex-police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in the brazen assassination.

Two charged with Nemtsov killing include Chechen officer: Report
Two charged with Nemtsov killing include Chechen officer: Report

Russian authorities said on Sunday they were holding five men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, one of whom served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to a law enforcement official.

Russia arrests two over Boris Nemtsov killing
Russia arrests two over Boris Nemtsov killing

Russia said Saturday it had arrested two men suspected of organising and carrying out the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in a brazen assassination that shocked the country.

Kremlin critic Navalny, out of jail, vows to fight on

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention centre on Friday and said Russia`s opposition would continue to challenge President Vladimir Putin, uncowed by last week`s killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

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.

Vladimir Putin says Boris ​Nemtsov's assassination a 'disgrace'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as a tragedy that had brought disgrace on Russia, and warned against a rise in "extremist crime".

In Putin`s Russia, West blamed for Nemtsov murder

Kremlin opponent Boris Nemtsov`s blood was barely dry on the Moscow sidewalk before powerful Russians came up with a startlingly clear conclusion: that the West was to blame.

Mourners pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years.