Police in Moscow raided the offices of the anti-government group Open Russia, ostensibly searching for 'extremist literature.' The Kremlin and the opposition are setting their sights on the next presidential election. Do the accusations hold water?
Following Washington's challenge to a landmark nuclear pact with Russia, Putin said he wants to meet President Trump for talks in Paris. Trump's surprise announcement sparked immediate concern from allies in Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said IS fighters have captured hundreds of hostages, including several US and European nationals. He said they were taken from an area controlled by US-backed forces.
The imminent emergence of an independent Orthodox Church in Ukraine deals a blow to Vladimir Putin's attempts to keep the country in Moscow's orbit and bruises the Russian Orthodox Church, writes Konstantin Eggert.
In 1993, a constitutional crisis threatened to topple Russia's government. With Western support, President Boris Yeltsin deployed the army against his own parliament in a move that forever altered Kremlin politics.
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