The rocket was carrying a weather satellite and other equipment took off in the Amur region near the Chinese border.
Hundreds of people have rallied against the US president's visit to attend the annual meet up of leaders from South East Asia for the last leg of his Asian tour.
Thousands of supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny held rallies across Russia. Over 200 of them were detained by police.
Alexei Navalny, a strong critic of Putin and Medvedev, called Russians to the streets to protest alleged government corruption. Around 1,700 of them ended up being detained.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cut short his visit to Russia after fierce fighting erupted between security forces and Daesh-linked militants on the island of Mindanao.
Top officials are accused of corruption in a sweeping report published by the now-jailed opposition leader and Putin critic Alexei Navalny.
Alexei Navalny is a popular Russian opposition leader who has been twice convicted on fraud and embezzlement charges. He dismisses them as politically motivated.
The aircraft was found near the coast of the Sochi and was on its way to Latakia in Syria, the ministry said.
Murdered Russian diplomat Andrey Karlov was posthumously awarded the title "Hero of the Russian Federation" by President Vladimir Putin.
Homemade spirits and household products containing alcohol are popular throughout the former Soviet Union as a cheap alternative to standard liquor brands.
Binali Yildirim said relations with Moscow had undergone a "test" but "thanks to mutual political will, we have endured the difficult situation."
Parliamentary election results confirm that allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won the majority of seats.
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