Vladimir Putin is all but guaranteed another six years in office. Seven other candidates are also running. DW asks Boris Titov why he is bothering to challenge Putin for Russia's top job.
Poland is rarely an advocate of moves that might help Moscow. But as its farmers suffer from EU sanctions against Russia and fear incoming agribusiness, Putin's anti-sanctions coalition has garnered an unlikely ally.
Lithuania has been stunned by the arrest of a scion of the country’s most controversial political dynasty. The repercussions could impact the result of an ongoing trial in Vilnius. Konstantin Eggert reports.
Aleksander Lukashenko is in Sochi for three days of talks with Vladimir Putin. The meetings come amidst persistent rumors that Belarus could become part of a single state controlled by Russia — and even ruled by Putin.
Russia's Duma has given its initial approval for a draft law that would create a domestic internet. The stated intent is to protect Russia from external threats. But critics worry that it would facilitate censorship.
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