Oil prices surged to their highest in a year on Monday, after the Russian president said his country would support OPEC's push to limit production. But now the country’s largest oil company has dashed hopes, by saying it won’t cut its output
The French and Russian leaders have said the change of power in Ukraine has boosted chances of peace in its east. But they were less in agreement over Syria — and how to deal with protests.
After the demise of the INF arms control treaty last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed that any development of intermediate-range missiles by the US would be reciprocated. He called for dialogue.
On August 9, 1999, Vladimir Putin became prime minister of Russia for the first time. Today opinions on the longtime leader have never been this divided, writes DW's Miodrag Soric — in Russia, as well as abroad.
Moscow's wave of protests has no leader, but 31-year-old Lyubov Sobol has emerged as one of its most visible protagonists. Instead of participating in a weekend protest, she was detained by police in the Russian capital.
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