Russia to ban US, EU food imports as Putin orders sanctions retaliation

Russia will ban all imports of US food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow, a state news agency reported on Wednesday.

Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border

Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine`s border grew today ahead of a visit by NATO`s secretary general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels.

Putin says `all the right things` to Australia PM over MH17

Russian President Vladimir Putin said "all the right things" in a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who Monday demanded he back his words with action over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Putin `will help recover bodies, black boxes`: Dutch PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday, promised Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that he will help retrieve bodies and black boxes from the Ukrainian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17.

Russia`s Putin tells Obama he wants better ties: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day.

Russian lawmakers back harsh regulation of bloggers

Russian lawmakers today passed draconian legislation that cracks down on the content of popular blogs, forcing top bloggers to adhere to laws similar to those for mass media.

India, Russia to sign 5 agreements; Kudankulam pact unlikely

India`s plans to wrap up a quick nuclear deal with Russia on the setting up of two new units at Kudankulam have received a jolt with a commercial agreement on it unlikely to be signed here on Monday during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s talks with President Vladimir Putin as legal hitches appear to have cropped up over the liability law.

Manmohan Singh arrives in Russia, border dispute top on agenda

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday arrived here on the first leg of a two-nation visit, during which he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to strengthen bilateral strategic partnership.

PM leaves tomorrow on a visit to Russia, China

Manmohan Singh, who will be paying an official visit to Moscow, will be participating in the 14th annual summit with Russian President Vladmir Putin on Monday, his fifth in Moscow.

US lawmakers plead with Putin, Obama on pending adoptions

Lawmakers have appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Prez Barack Obama, to allow pending US adoptions of Russian children to go through.

Vladimir Putin sacks defence minister

President Vladimir Putin relieved Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov of his duties Tuesday, and appointed Sergei Shoigu as his replacement.

Putin voices `disgust` at Gaddafi coverage

Russian PM found the TV coverage immoral and blamed journalists for failing a basic ethics test.

‘Macho-man’ Putin to marry sexy 24-yr-old gymnast Alina Kabaeva?

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has apparently split from his wife Ludmilla and is preparing to tie the knot with 24-year-old gymnast Alina Kabaeva.

Putin launches strategic oil pipeline to China

Russia`s PM Vladmir Putin
officially launched the Russian section of a strategic
oil pipeline that delivers east Siberian oil to energy-hungry China.