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The latest searches of members of the opposition come after Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for two decades, this month oversaw a controversial vote that allows him to extend his hold on power until 2036
(UPDATED) Authorities claim that only the autonomous Nenets region in the Russian Arctic came out against the reforms, with 55.25% of voters opposing the changes
(UPDATED) Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny slams the results as a 'huge lie' that did not reflect real public opinion
President Vladimir Putin says Russians should vote for the country 'we want to pass on to our children' but makes no mention of a controversial amendment that would allow him to potentially stay in power until 2036
Election officials open polling stations in the lead-up to the official voting day on July 1 to reduce the risk of overcrowding that could spread coronavirus infections
The parade is held despite a ban on mass gatherings remaining in place. Russia has the third largest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says extra revenues from higher taxes starting 2021 would be used for 'treating children with severe rare diseases'
Putin has blamed the Western powers and Poland in particular for World War II, pointing to various treaties signed with Nazi Germany before the conflict began in 1939
Putin also criticizes anti-racism protests in the United States for sparking crowd violence, in his first comments on the issue
Russian President Vladimir Putin says 'if this fight for natural rights, legal rights, turns into mayhem and rioting, I see nothing good for the country'
Russia readies for a vote on a constitution overhaul that could give President Vladimir Putin the option to run for two more terms
The accident is the second largest in modern Russian history in terms of volume, World Wildlife Fund expert Alexei Knizhnikov says
This latest video is reminiscent of another clip released in 2018 urging Russians to re-elect Putin or live in a 'nightmare' future in which they are forced to co-habitate with gay men
Aimed at boosting employment, incomes, and economic growth, the Russian government's plan 'contains over 500 measures'
'This will be coordinated with each country individually,' says Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov
'According to experts, the peak can be considered passed,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin
The expected rise in deaths comes after officials say that the coronavirus situation is gradually becoming less acute
Despite virus figures that suggest the pandemic in Russia shows no sign of slowing, President Vladimir Putin announces that the country's 'non-working' period to slow the pandemic will end on Tuesday, May 12
Xinhua reports that Putin had called 'attempts by some people to smear China' over the virus 'unacceptable'
In a video conference with officials on Monday, Putin says the next weeks would be 'decisive' for Russia's fight against the virus as the situation 'is changing practically every day, and unfortunately not for the better'
'We are taking all precautionary measures,' says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, adding that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is at the presidential residence in Novo-Ogaryovo outside Moscow
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov swiftly tells Russian news agencies that President Vladimir Putin takes regular tests and there is no reason to worry about his health
President Vladimir Putin unveils a series of measures to support Russians and boost the economy
The photos used were taken in 2016 and 2019 respectively, both in South Africa
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revive the economy, but now faces a double whammy
The court upholds a wide-ranging package of reforms first proposed by President Vladimir Putin in January and approved last week by Russia's two houses of parliament
The case is against the company controlled by a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin that allegedly funded the campaign to meddle in the 2016 elections
The reforms will be sent to the Russian Constitutional Court which has a week to rule on whether to approve the law
Vladimir Putin says Russia needs evolutionary change, 'because we have had enough of revolutions' while suggesting that Russia may not yet be ready for a new leader
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and AFP correspondents in Idlib province say the truce that came into force at midnight appears to be holding
(4th UPDATE) 'The object is to avoid the humanitarian crisis getting worse,' Erdogan says, though he adds that Turkey reserves the right to 'retaliate with all its strength against any attack' by Damascus
Most Russians identify as Orthodox Christians, but Russia is officially a secular state
Though Turkey has reported striking targets in Syria since dozens of its troops were killed there, it is the first confirmation of a full and continuing operation
The rally also marks 5 years since the assassination of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov
Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan appear keen to scale down the tensions, expressing 'serious concern' about the situation in their telephone talks
The presidents of Russia, France and Germany, US Vice President Mike Pence and Britain's Prince Charles are set to address the somber event at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem
Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of wanting to remain 'leader for life'
Mikhail Mishustin says his priority would be to 'increase citizens' real incomes' but also said the government must 'restore trust' with the business community and drive innovation
This follows the shock resignation of the government in the wake of Putin's call for reforms to reshape Russia's political system
Mikhail Mishustin will replace Dmitry Medvedev after the latter's surprise resignation following Putin's unveiling of a package of constitutional reforms
(3rd UPDATE) In a meeting with the President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the reforms would make significant changes to Russia's balance of power, and so 'the government in its current form has resigned'
Putin announces the proposed package of reforms in his annual address to lawmakers, saying the public's representatives needed to play a stronger role in governing
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin for blaming Poland for the outbreak of World War II, saying Moscow was lying to deflect attention from recent failures
Russian President Vladimir Putin may have dropped a major hint about not running again in 2024
Putin describes the events in the US legislature as 'simply the continuation of a internal political fight' between Democrats and Republicans
No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the meeting but diplomats hope the summit will help to bolster trust between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Paris on Monday for the summit, with French and German leaders mediating, in a bid to revive efforts to end Europe's only active war
The legislation, which will take effect in July 2020, is aimed at promoting Russian-made software. But it has been dubbed the 'anti-Apple' law because it would force the US tech giant to pre-install non-Apple software on its products.
Presiding by video link-up over an elaborate televised ceremony, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping hail the 'Power of Siberia' pipeline as a symbol of cooperation
After an exchange of prisoners in September and the withdrawal of some frontline forces over the last few weeks, the handover marks another step in trying to resolve the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine