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Russian ex-minister accuses Putin ally at bribery trial

Moscow - Russia's ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Wednesday accused the head of state oil giant Rosneft, a powerful ally of President Vladimir Putin, of personally entrapping him as he is accused of taking a massive bribe.

Forget oil, Russia goes crazy for cryptocurrency

Moscow - Standing in a warehouse in a Moscow suburb, Dmitry Marinichev tries to speak over the deafening hum of hundreds of computers stacked on shelves hard at work mining for crypto money.

Russia says foiled IS-led suicide bomb attacks in Moscow

Moscow - Russia's FSB security service said Monday that it had captured a gang planning major attacks on Moscow transport networks and shopping centres, directed by members of the Islamic State jihadist group from Syria.

Eastern Libyan commander Haftar to meet with Lavrov in Russia

Moscow - Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA), the armed forces associated with the House of Representatives (HoR) government in eastern Libya arrived in Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov scheduled on Monday.

Women to train as Russian air force pilots

Moscow - Female candidates are to be accepted for the first time to train as pilots for Russia's air force, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday, adding there were so many applications that "we can't ignore them".

Boycott Russian elections, says Kremlin critic Udaltsov

Moscow - Leftist Russian opposition politician Sergei Udaltsov, freed this week after completing a four-and-a-half-year prison term, on Thursday urged a boycott of next year's presidential elections, calling them "dishonest.

Georgia slams Putin's visit to Moscow-backed rebel region

Moscow - Georgia reacted furiously on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Moscow-backed separatist region of Abkhazia on the anniversary of the outbreak of a brief war between Tbilisi and Moscow.

Russian ex-minister protests innocence at corruption trial

Moscow - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday insisted he was innocent as his high-profile bribery trial began in Moscow.

Russian ex-minister protests innocence at corruption trial

Moscow - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday insisted he was innocent as he arrived for the start of his high-profile bribery trial in Moscow.

Anti-Kremlin activist Udaltsov freed from prison

Moscow - Russian political activist Sergei Udaltsov was released from prison on Tuesday after serving a sentence of four and a half years for organising anti-Kremlin protests, his wife said.

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

Moscow - Russian police on Monday detained for several hours two members of Pussy Riot after they staged a protest in support of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker in a Siberian city.

Russia opens criminal probe as eight missing in diamond mine

Moscow - Rescuers on Monday desperately tried to contact eight miners missing in a flooded Siberian diamond mine as investigators opened a probe into suspected violations of safety rules.

Putin cultivates strongman persona with holiday adventures

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who loves to cultivate a virile man-of-action image, was shown on Russian TV Saturday spear-fishing in a camouflage wetsuit, piloting a powerboat and catching some rays while on a Siberian holiday.

Eight still missing at flooded Russian diamond mine

Moscow - Rescuers Saturday helped an injured worker out of a flooded Russian diamond mine but the search continued for eight other still missing in the disaster, mine owners Alrosa said.

Russia's diamond giant says 9 missing after mine flooded

Moscow - Rescuers at one of Russia's largest diamond mines were searching late into the night on Friday for nine miners still unaccounted for after water leaked into an underground shaft with more than 100 workers inside.

Russia's diamond giant says 9 missing after mine flooded

Moscow - Rescuers at one of Russia's largest diamond mines were searching Friday for 9 miners still unaccounted for after water leaked into an underground shaft with more than 100 workers inside.

Kremlin agrees with Trump that Russia-US ties at dangerous low

Moscow - The Kremlin on Friday said it agreed with President Donald Trump's assessment that US-Russian ties were at an all-time and very dangerous low.

Russia's diamond giant says 16 missing after mine flooded

Moscow - Russia's diamond giant Alrosa said that rescuers were searching for 16 miners still unaccounted for after one of its mines in eastern Siberia suffered flooding on Friday with 151 workers inside.

Op-Ed: Relations between the US and Russia becoming much worse

Washington - In spite of Trump's alleged collusion with the Russians during the US election campaign and his avowed aim of achieving better relations with Russia the reality is that relations between the two countries is becoming much worse.

Russian opposition leader Navalny fined over campaign leaflets

Moscow - Russia's top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and two associates were fined by a Moscow court on Thursday over the distribution of campaign leaflets to the public.
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