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.
It's almost impossible to find a decent salary and comfortable living conditions in Russia. For many young people, the only options are to build a life in Moscow or leave the country, says Anastasia Arinushkina.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to visit Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Pyongyang is seeking Russian investment, while Moscow wants more access to North Korea's mineral resources.
The EU's Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker pledged to continue their "steadfast support" for Ukraine's sovereignty. Russia's Dmitry Medvedev told the new president that there was still a chance to improve relations.
General Eberhard Zorn says he's disturbed by the American and Russian withdrawal from the INF nuclear missile treaty. He warned that Moscow remains "a big threat" to peace in Europe.
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