Victory Day celebrations have taken place in Moscow to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. The highlight was a huge parade that showcased the latest in Russian military hardware.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has accused Moscow of spreading disinformation in Macedonia ahead of the referendum on changing the country's name. The change could lead to Macedonia joining NATO and the EU.
A Russian military jet carrying 15 servicemen went down during a suspected Israeli attack on the Syrian city of Latakia, Moscow has said.
Regional elections in Russia have been marred by nationwide protests over the Kremlin's pension reform plans. Several supporters of detained opposition leader and Putin foe Alexei Navalny have been arrested.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has taken a more conciliatory tone, after his Defense Ministry held Israel "completely" accountable for a jet shot down over Syria. Putin spoke of a "tragic chain of accidental circumstances."
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