Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday (15 January) that his government was resigning to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the constitution.
Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he does a deal with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine said.
If the United States decides to impose more sanctions on the banking sector or on specific currencies, then Russia will regard it as an “open declaration of economic war,” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev used the first day of an official trip to Moscow on Monday (21 May) to try and resurrect plans for a pipeline that would bring gas directly from Russia to Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, after it was cancelled in 2014.
Police detained more than 200 opposition activists on Saturday (7 October) for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, ahead of a presidential election in March, a monitoring group reported.
Russia is in negotiations with Greece and Bulgaria regarding the entry point on EU territory of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is quoted as saying by the Russian press.
Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed today (19 September), but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election.
Sympathy and condemnation for the Bastille Day attack in Nice dominated the opening of an Asia Europe summit in Mongolia today (15 July), drawing attention away from Beijing's rejection of a tribunal ruling dismissing its extensive South China Sea claims.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will try to narrow the gap between the two sides against the backdrop of the numerous challenges both leaders face.
Russia staked out its claim yesterday (7 April) to be the lead player in brokering a settlement to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, a role it hopes will enhance its clout in a region where it competes for influence with Washington.
A warming of relations between Brussels and Moscow could be on the cards, as President Vladimir Putin suggested that there could be room for cooperation on the refugee crisis, during a state visit by the Austrian president. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Azerbaijan and Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh yesterday (5 April) announced a ceasefire after four days of bloodshed, as international powers scrambled to end the worst violence in decades over the disputed region.
US Vice President Joe Biden stressed yesterday (4 April) the importance of resolving the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh against the background of a worsening crisis and the risk of drawing in major international players in the conflict.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an on Thursday (26 November) dismissed "emotional" and "unfitting" suggestions that projects with Russia could be cancelled following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.
A stake in broadcaster Euronews held by Russian state media giant VGTRK has been frozen due to claims against Moscow from shareholders of defunct oil firm Yukos, the media holding said on Thursday (30 October).
The Russian government has approved a draft bill that would allow it to seize foreign state assets, without warning. The move is seen as a tit-for-tat gesture, following Western court cases involving Russian firms.
Russia envisages concessions in talks concerning the gas price for Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday. Trilateral gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine will be held in Vienna today (30 June).
Russia will extend gas price discounts for Ukraine into the second quarter, the Kremlin website quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Tuesday (31 March). But any further decisions would be taken in three months and depend on the price of oil.
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