Russia cuts spending, bails out banks in `anti-crisis` plan

Russia promised government spending cuts but more money for retirees and billions of dollars worth of support for banks as it detailed Wednesday a plan to support its economy battered by low oil prices and sanctions.

Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence

Ukraine's president appealed to Russia's Vladimir Putin and Washington threatened tougher measures today should Moscow fail to rein in separatist fighters mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.

Poroshenko, US press Putin on Ukraine violence

Ukraine`s President appealed to Russia`s Vladimir Putin and Washington threatened tougher measures on Wednesday should Moscow fail to rein in separatist fighters mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.

Kremlin confirms North Korea`s Kim to visit Moscow in May

The Kremlin on Wednesday confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will attend World War II ceremonies in Moscow in May, in what would become his first foreign trip since taking power in 2011.

Attempts to rewrite history `unacceptable`: Putin at Russia`s Auschwitz ceremony

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed what he called attempts to rewrite history as he presided over a politically sensitive ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops.

We value privileged strategic partnership with India: Putin

Russia values privileged strategic partnership with India, President Vladimir Putin has said and expressed confidence that the two countries will develop a constructive political dialogue and mutually advantageous cooperation in all fields.

Russia, India cooperation meets peoples' interests: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday congratulated Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 66th Republic Day.

NATO criticises Russia, backs Ukraine at emergency meeting

NATO blamed Russian-backed separatists on Monday for a sharp escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and called on Moscow to stop destabilising Ukraine.

Putin brands Ukraine army a NATO proxy as fighting flares

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ridiculed the Ukrainian army as NATO`s "foreign legion", ignoring Western pressure on the Kremlin to rein in a pro-Russian insurgency that has gone on the offensive across eastern Ukraine.

Russia, India remain strategic partners: Russia

In view of the growing strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said Monday that Russia and India remain strategic partners and no external influence can affect them.

Putin says he`s ready to work with Greece`s new government

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated the leader of Greece`s radical left-wing party Syriza on its decisive election victory, saying Russia will be able to work with the new government.

Merkel urges Putin to `put pressure` on Ukraine`s pro-Russia separatists

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Sunday to "put pressure" on Ukraine`s pro-Kremlin separatists to end a recent upsurge in violence that has sparked international alarm.

Ukraine`s `Russian Woodpecker` takes stab at Putin

 The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was ordered deliberately by Moscow, as a coverup to distract attention from a failed weapons project.

EU tells Moscow to `assume its responsibility` in Ukraine war

The European Union called Friday on Moscow to "assume its responsibility" in ending the separatist war in Ukraine.

Russians ready to eat less in crisis, united round Vladimir Putin: Deputy PM

Russians are ready to ride out the current economic crisis, even by eating less food, and to stand by President Vladimir Putin`s side regardless, the deputy prime minister said Friday.

Rebel leader warns of offensive against Ukraine

Alexandr Zakharchenko, leader of independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Friday said the rebel forces were going to step up offensive on Ukrainian positions to capture more government-controlled territories, Xinhua reported.

Indians urged to leave Ukraine's Lugansk, Donetsk areas as security deteriorates
Indians urged to leave Ukraine's Lugansk, Donetsk areas as security deteriorates

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday 'strongly urged' Indians, especially students, to leave Ukraine's strife-torn Donetsk and Lugansk regions in view of the deteriorating security situation there.

US says Russian peace plan for Ukraine is an occupation plan

US Ambassador Samantha Power says Russia's latest "peace plan" for Ukraine is nothing more than an "occupation plan."

Russia pursuing `occupation plan` in Ukraine: US envoy

Russia`s latest actions in Ukraine are clear evidence that President Vladimir Putin is pursuing an "occupation plan" of Moscow`s neighbor, the United States said Wednesday in damning remarks.

Russia says North Korea sent positive signal on Kim visit in May

Russia received a positive initial signal from North Korea after President Vladimir Putin invited its leader Kim Jong Un to attend anniversary celebrations of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.