Russian alcohol consumption plunges 40%: WHO
The decrease has been linked to a raft of alcohol control measures introduced by President Vladimir Putin and the promotion of healthier lifestyles. The trend is also attributed to an increase in Russian life expectancy.
Moscow protests pressuring Vladimir Putin find female standard-bearer
Moscow's wave of protests has no leader, but 31-year-old Lyubov Sobol has emerged as one of its most visible protagonists. Instead of participating in a weekend protest, she was detained by police in the Russian capital.
Xi, Modi, Putin seek to strengthen multilateral world order
The meeting between Indian PM Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit reinforces the multilateral nature of the world today, say experts.
Putin honors Fifa's President with state medal over World Cup
Russian president Vladimir Putin awards FIFA President Infantino with the Order of Friendship for his "enormous contribution in the organization of the 2018 FIFA World Cup." "I would simply like to thank you dear president and thank all the people of Russia and congratulate you as well for having hosted and organized the best World Cup ever last year ", says FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the ceremony.
Kim Jong Un says US acted 'in bad faith' at Vietnam talks
Russia's Vladimir Putin said he was ready to brief the US on his talks with Kim Jong Un in Russia. Before leaving Vladivostok, Kim accused the US of acting "in bad faith" at the failed Vietnam summit with Donald Trump.
Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin kick off Vladivostok summit
The leaders of Russia and North Korea have met in Vladivostok for their first ever summit. Russia welcomes North Korea's efforts to normalize ties with the South and the US, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for Putin summit
North Korea's Kim Jong Un has travelled to Russia ahead of his talks with President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok. Amid stalled nuclear talks with the US, Kim is expected to seek diplomatic assistance from the Kremlin.
Russia marks 5 years since Crimea annexation
Russian President Vladimir Putin has marked the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea with a visit to the region. Moscow is making a show of its efforts to improve infrastructure on the Black Sea peninsula.