Russian President Vladimir Putin has kept a few officials close during his lengthy rule over the country.
Moscow’s massive military deployment along its border with Ukraine has sparked debate over what exactly the Russian army’s capabilities are.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also says the response from the US to Moscow's security demands in exchange for Ukraine de-escalation was "almost an example of diplomatic propriety", while the NATO response was highly "idealised".
The latest incident of a school boy's death has once again sparked a debate about the taxing workload students have to carry in Russian schools.
Kremlin says the meeting between Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin will be held when the pandemic situation and the schedules of the two leaders allow for it.
The United States refuses to compromise on Russia's primary demand, banning Ukraine from joining NATO, yet there is "hope for the start of a serious conversation on secondary questions".
Moscow has raised pressure on the West to meet its security demands, amid concerns that it is planning to invade its neighbour Ukraine.
A Belarusian hacking group claims to have disrupted Russian trains carrying tanks and military equipment to Belarus.
Russian artillery forces practice firing near Ukraine border as Russian warships entered the Barents Sea to practice protecting a major shipping lane in the Arctic.
Russia says it is watching with great concern after the US put 8,500 troops on alert to be ready to deploy to Europe in case of an escalation in the Ukraine crisis.
The decision puts Navalny and nine of his allies on a par with right-wing nationalist groups and foreign terrorist organisations, including the Taliban and Daesh.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accuses the US of seeking to “weaken independent governments from within” while reminding the world that Tehran is serious about reaching a nuclear deal if the sanctions are lifted.
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