Lawmakers in Moscow are preparing to respond to the latest round of sanctions from Washington. And they appear to favor a broad salvo, rather than a surgical strike.
The new decree makes it easier for people living in separatist-controlled parts of eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian citizenship. Ukraine's president-elect has called for more international sanctions over the move.
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.
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 Korea's Kim Jong Un has travelled to Russia ahead of his talks with President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok. Amid stalled nuclear talks with the US, Kim is expected to seek diplomatic assistance from the Kremlin.
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