President Vladimir Putin has formally completed the annexation of Crimea by Russia. He signed the documents in a ceremony at the upper house of Russia's parliament a day after lawmakers endorsed the annexation.
The Kremlin is not afraid of political rivals, but Russians "will not stand" for Ukraine-style coups, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual press conference. He accused the opposition of a lack of ideas.
Vladimir Putin is running for a fourth term as Russian president. His policy platform is still unknown. But he is seemingly and subtly preparing his country for war. Is this a campaign ploy, or genuine cause for concern?
One of Russia's most high-profile court cases in decades is slated to deliver a verdict. Former Economics Minister Alexei Ulyukayev is charged with corruption in a trial that has hit at the heart of power in the country.
Armed men in unmarked uniforms in Luhansk: The power struggle seems to be intensifying in this separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Scenes in the center of the city are reminiscent of the annexation of Crimea.
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