President Vladimir Putin
Russian opposition leader Navalny detained in Moscow
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained in Moscow, although the reason for his detention was unclear. Navalny has been detained and jailed several times for organizing anti-Kremlin protests - he was last sentenced to 30 days in prison in May for his role in organizing nationwide protests against President Vladimir Putin.
Putin admits he wanted Trump to win 2016 election
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, Russian information on Trump, and the annexation of Crimea during a press conference following their meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling
U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year's U.S. election after the two met briefly at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed a statement on Syria.
Wife of Chechen accused of Putin assassination plot shot dead near Kiev
The Ukrainian wife of a Chechen man accused by Russia of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin is shot dead outside Kiev, officials say.
Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory
President Vladimir Putin warns Russia could defeat any aggressors but insists the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marks 72 years since victory in World War II.
Russians in peaceful protest call for Putin to quit
Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities.
Putin says Russia never had state-sponsored doping programme
President Vladimir Putin says Russia never had a state-sponsored doping programme but has to admit that its anti-doping system failed.
Intel chief pushes back at Trump
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper pushed back on President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion the intelligence community did not have solid evidence that Vladimir Putin's Russia was responsible for email hacks.