Russia's Vladimir Putin doubts man-made climate change, backs Trump
The Russian president has turned heads with remarks on climate change, the eastern Ukrainian conflict and Trump's impeachment. In his end-of-year press conference, he said he thought a new arms race with the US "is bad."
Putin calls sports ban a political decision
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political and must be individual.
Opinion: Russia's opportunistic partnership with Africa
This renewed Russia-Africa partnership could become another debt trap for Africa. African leaders should tread with caution signing nuclear power deals with their newfound friend – Vladimir Putin, says DW's Isaac Mugabi.
Ukraine troops, rebels pull out of Donbass village
Kyiv has pulled out troops from the area near the village of Petrivske, paving a way for a new top-level peace summit. Russia's Vladimir Putin and Germany's Angela Merkel spoke about granting Donbass special status.
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.
After 20 years, is Vladimir Putin's untouchable image crumbling?
During Vladimir Putin's two decades in power, polls have often shown Russians blame their government rather than their president for their problems. Amidst a new wave of domestic tension, that could be changing.
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.
Russian cathedral project suspended after protests
President Vladimir Putin has called for compromise after an outcry over plans to build a cathedral in a park in Russia's fourth-largest city. Locals have protested, saying the building would take away rare green space.