The Saratov Airlines plane, which was flying to the Russian city of Orsk, went missing from radars after taking off from Domodedovo airport.
Calling on voters to boycott a ‘rigged presidential election’ on March 18, opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s supporters began a nationwide day of protest on Sunday.
Nobody was killed in the explosion, and it was not immediately clear what the motive for it was.
The Russian foreign minister told the RIA news agency that the timing of the next meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had not yet been discussed.
Widely expected to win re-election in March, the Putin critic won the initial support of 742 people as opposed to the required minimum 500 to initiate a presidential bid.
The document cited methods such as covert intelligence operations and false online personas with state-funded media, third-party intermediaries and paid social media users or ‘trolls used by Russia, to influence public opinion across the world.
The foiled attack was to have been carried out on Kazansky Cathedral.
The defence ministry’s forays into areas long regarded as the preserve of the foreign ministry are raising eyebrows in Russia, where strict protocol means ministers usually hold talks only with their direct foreign counterparts.
Trump said on Friday he was being sarcastic when he thanked Putin for saving the US money by ordering cuts in embassy staff in Russia.
The “Hamilton 68” dashboard was built by researchers with the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project set up to counter Russian disinformation campaigns.
US lawmakers agreed to pass a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia and barring President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress’ approval.
There is, however, no suggestion that the lawyer is an employee of the Russian government or intelligence services.
Despite previous reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death in US-led airstrikes, neither Moscow nor Washington are able to confirm his death, yet.
The remarks by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, Gopal Baglay, came following reports in the Pakistani press that Russia expressed an intention to mediate between the two countries.
Moscow’s metro is adorned with mosaics, marble statues, and stained glass which showcases the story of the Soviet Union.
News agencies reported falling trees had blocked roads and metro railways.
The protesters are concerned about the property rights, location and quality of the planned new accommodation and the lack of services and infrastructure.
Thousands took to the streets of Moscow in protest against government plans to demolish Soviet-era housing blocks.
Rex Tillerson received an icy welcome in Russia even as Trump announced that relations with Russia had soured over the missile attack on Syria, its ally.
The Kremlin said on Monday Tillerson was not scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit, a move that could point to tensions.
The US strike – ordered less than three days after the gas attack – could make it clear to Russia that the US will hold Moscow accountable for Assad.
A Reuters witness saw eight ambulances near the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station.
By making itself indispensable for conversations about Afghanistan, Russia can ensure that the US won’t be able to extricate itself from the longest war in its history without its help.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury’s comments show he wants to ensure Afghanistan doesn’t become a beneficiary of the US’s disenchantment with Pakistan.
The latest in a series of meetings will see the two countries sign a number of agreements on political and economic matters.
The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest.
East-West conflict over Ukraine is likely to continue to loom large when it comes to Russian foreign relations, especially as there seems no way – short of a third world war – that it is ever likely to relent on the main issue, its annexation of Crimea.
A round of Syria peace talks sponsored by Russia ended on Thursday with no joint communique, and saw opposing Syrian groups exchanging angry tirades at each other and the brokers.
Russia has long held that the European Court of Human Rights, which has repeatedly questioned the country’s human rights record, infringes on its sovereignty. The Aleksai Navalny case is the latest in a series of tussles between the country and the court.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
According to a 2010 UN report, each year about 14,000 Russian women become victims of domestic violence, at the hands of husbands and other relatives.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
For a population tired of the ups and downs they have seen over the years, 2017 brings with it fears of instability along with aspirations of reform.
The revolutionary leader, who defied the US for over 50 years, has left behind in much of the world a feeling of inevitable, but nonetheless irreparable, loss.
Moscow never ratified the ICC treaty, which it signed in 2000, meaning it never became a member subject to its jurisdiction.
“We are starting to substitute open government for sheer authoritarianism, a government based not upon the principle of informed consent granted by people who understand its activities but rather a trust in personalities, a trust in claims, a trust in the hope that they will do the right thing,” Snowden said.
With the US election over and passions abating, it’s worth asking: how bad are things between the US and Russia and what might Trump realistically do to change the equation?
Russia’s defence minister said rebels backed by Western governments had been attacking civilians in Aleppo, despite a pause in Russian and Syrian air attacks.
Russia failed to get re-elected following lobbying by rights groups against Moscow’s candidacy because of its military support for the Syrian government.
Rebels said they had no plan to evacuate Aleppo, the last major urban area they control, and denounced the amnesty offer as a deception.