Putin orders Russian troops withdrawal from Ukrainian border: Reports
Putin orders Russian troops withdrawal from Ukrainian border: Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported late on Saturday, citing Kremlin spokesman.

Russia-Ukraine clashes reach the red carpet

Philip Illienko`s demands to ban Russian movies he considered anti-Ukrainian used to be met with short shrift but now he is the one calling the shots. 

Finland: Russia warships intercept research vessel

The Finnish Environment Institute says that Russian military ships have twice recently intercepted one of its research vessels in international waters in the Baltic Sea.

`Love is love` as Snowden`s girlfriend joins him in Russia

US fugitive Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of US global surveillance, has been reunited with his girlfriend in Russia, his lawyer said Saturday.

Ukraine, Russia leaders to meet in a bid to rescue truce

Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday said he will meet with Russia`s Vladimir Putin next week as Kiev reported rebel attacks have subsided, signalling the possibility of rescuing a truce in the six-month conflict.

Edward Snowden's girlfriend living with him in Russia: Film

Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of US government surveillance, has been joined by his American girlfriend in Russia, a documentary reveals.

Russian Grand Prix: Drivers respond to shock by enjoying new track
Russian Grand Prix: Drivers respond to shock by enjoying new track

Six days after suffering the shock of Jules Bianchi`s life-threatening accident in Japan, Formula One`s drivers welcomed the high-speed challenge of the new Sochi Autodrom, venue for this weekend`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Talks with UN Syria envoy set for October 21: Russia

A new UN Syria envoy is expected to arrive for talks in Russia on October 21, the foreign ministry in Moscow said on Saturday.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole as drivers honour absent Jules Bianchi in inaugural Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton takes pole as drivers honour absent Jules Bianchi in inaugural Russian Grand Prix

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton maintained his stunning speed and supremacy with another sizzling lap in Saturday`s qualifying session when he took pole position for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Russian rights group calls state legal attack `insult`

Russia`s most prominent human rights group Memorial on Saturday called a government legal assault on their organization an "insult."

Rebel commander wages fight to the death for east Ukraine airport

From an empty flat overlooking the shattered remains of eastern Ukraine`s biggest airport, Givi is leading an all-out assault against the last government outpost in the main pro-Russian stronghold.

Russia extends house arrest for leading Putin critic

A Russian court on Friday extended the house arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces graft charges his supporters say are politically motivated.

US takes over base in Romania for missile shield

The US Navy has taken control of a new missile defense base in southern Romania, one of two European land-based interceptor sites for a NATO missile shield that Russia strongly opposes.

Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border

The second of the three rare tigers set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin was found wandering around the Sino-Russian border while hunt is on for the other one, official media reported here on Friday.

Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border
Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border

The second of the three rare tigers set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin was found wandering around the Sino-Russian border while hunt is on for the other one, official media reported here today.

Euro 2016 qualifier: Swedes fight back to draw with wasteful Russia
Euro 2016 qualifier: Swedes fight back to draw with wasteful Russia

Ola Toivonen`s goal crowned a gutsy Sweden fight back in a 1-1 draw with Russia but, ever the tough taskmaster, Fabio Capello thought the visitors should have easily won the Euro 2016 qualifier on Thursday. 

Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalised but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies has reported.

Putin's tiger roams into China!

Chinese forest officials are working to locate a tiger that has allegedly roamed into China after being released by Russian President Vladimir Putin into the wild.

Russia says not optimistic over new NATO chief's remarks

 Statements by NATO`s new chief do not raise hopes of a rapid improvement in relations between Russia and the military alliance, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.

Russia says buffer zone in Syria requires UN approval

Russia on Thursday said that any plan to set up a buffer zone in Syria, as urged by Turkey, would need to be approved by the United Nations.