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Putin reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' on Red Square

Putin reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' on Red Square

Russia's Vladimir Putin watched advanced jets carrying a hypersonic missile he has touted as invincible scream over Red Square on Wednesday, days after the start of his fourth presidential term.

Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine

Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine

Vladimir Putin, in power since 2000, wants Russia to reduce its dependence on imported goods and technology, a drive that has gathered pace since Russia was hit by Western sanctions.

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth term as president.

Putin opponents protest across Russia before his inauguration

Putin opponents protest across Russia before his inauguration

Critics of Vladimir Putin took to the streets of Russia on Saturday ahead of his inauguration for a fourth presidential term to register their opposition to what they say is his autocratic Tsar-like rule.

Thousands rally in Moscow to send Telegram support

Thousands rally in Moscow to send Telegram support

In an usually strong turnout, at least 8,000 people including top opposition leader Alexei Navalny turned up in the centre of the Russian capital, many holding placards and shooting paper airplanes.

Putin, Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Putin, Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday launched the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant in the Mediterranean Mersin region.

Britain gives Putin until midnight to explain nerve attack on former spy

Britain gives Putin until midnight to explain nerve attack on former spy

Britain gave President Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence.

Putin order for bomb threat plane to be downed cancelled after false alarm

Putin order for bomb threat plane to be downed cancelled after false alarm

Russia's Vladimir Putin in 2014 ordered a passenger aircraft which was reported to be carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to be downed, the president said in a film shown on Sunday.

Moscow rally commemorates slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Moscow rally commemorates slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday to commemorate murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling for President Vladimir Putin to be ousted just three weeks before a presidential election.

Erdogan warns Syrian government against deal with YPG

Erdogan warns Syrian government against deal with YPG

Syria's government will face consequences if it reaches an agreement with the Kurdish YPG militia against Turkey's military operation, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as telling Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Monday.

Passengers at Siberia airport left freezing to await Putin

Passengers at Siberia airport left freezing to await Putin

Passengers were left stranded Wednesday in freezing temperatures on a Russian plane with its doors left open at a Siberian airport where President Vladimir Putin was due to land.

Russia to hold competition for banned Olympic athletes

Russia to hold competition for banned Olympic athletes

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to organise a sports competition for Russian athletes banned from the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang over a doping scandal.