On Russian TV, images of the country’s military involvement in Syria are everywhere. According to polls, a majority of Russians now support military action. But to some, the conflict in Afghanistan and the toll it took is still fresh in their minds.
The Kremlin has put its faith in one particular group of voters for Russia's presidential election: women. Will a large turnout by female voters propel President Vladimir Putin to an overwhelming victory?
Fresh off an electoral victory, the Russian president has dismissed allegations that Moscow poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the UK. The EU has called on Moscow to provide "complete disclosure" of its Novichok program.
It's no surprise that Vladimir Putin was re-elected as Russian president. The outcome of this bogus election was preordained. DW's Ingo Mannteufel comments on the consequences for Russia and the West.
A war monitor said Russian warplanes hit a school basement in eastern Ghouta, killing at least 15 children. In New York, the UN human rights chief was blocked from addressing the Security Council on the carnage in Syria.
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