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US and Russia ties "at a low point"

The presidents of the United States and Russia have both presented a negative view of the relationship between their two countries.

The presidents of the United States and Russia have both presented a negative view of the relationship between their two countries.

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Russia-US ties at 'low point', but progress made at Moscow talks

In a period the US Secretary of State has labelled a ‘low point’ in relations, Rex Tillerson travelled to Moscow for talks with the both Russian foreign minister and…

In a period the US Secretary of State has labelled a ‘low point’ in relations, Rex Tillerson travelled to Moscow for talks with the both Russian foreign minister and…

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Putin cosies up to Trump in a bid to thaw ties

Vladimir Putin has said he would like to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump at an Arctic nations summit in Finland in May.

Vladimir Putin has said he would like to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump at an Arctic nations summit in Finland in May.

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President Putin visits Arctic as Russia reasserts claims

On the same day as an international summit began on the Arctic, president Vladimir Putin has visited the desolate Franz Josef Land archipelago, reaffirming Moscow’s claim to the…

On the same day as an international summit began on the Arctic, president Vladimir Putin has visited the desolate Franz Josef Land archipelago, reaffirming Moscow’s claim to the…

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Russia and Iran agree to reduce their oil output

The Russian and Iranian leaders have agreed to cooperate in a bid to stabilise the global energy market.

The Russian and Iranian leaders have agreed to cooperate in a bid to stabilise the global energy market.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Russia for Kremlin talks

As Syria's six year-long civil war has sucked in both regional and international players, Iran and Russia have found themselves forging a new strategic alliance in the Middle East.

As Syria's six year-long civil war has sucked in both regional and international players, Iran and Russia have found themselves forging a new strategic alliance in the Middle East.

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Arrests at Moscow anti-corruption demo

Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government.

Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government.

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Green liquid attack does not deter Putin opponent Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sprayed with a green liquid by an unknown assailant in Siberia on Monday – but he turned the attack to his…

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sprayed with a green liquid by an unknown assailant in Siberia on Monday – but he turned the attack to his…

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Is it all going swimmingly for Vladimir Putin?

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

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EU vows to keep sanctions on Russia

EU foreign ministers plan to keep sanctions in place against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

EU foreign ministers plan to keep sanctions in place against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

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Republicans slam Trump for suggesting US as bad as 'killer' Putin

The US president's apparent moral equivalence between America and Russia has been condemned in the US, while Moscow is angry at Fox News' depiction of Vladimir Putin.

The US president's apparent moral equivalence between America and Russia has been condemned in the US, while Moscow is angry at Fox News' depiction of Vladimir Putin.

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Russia calls NATO deployment in Poland threat to national security

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

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US tanks and troops arrive in Poland

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

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We are not seeking enemies - Putin

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

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EU passes anti-propaganda resolution, angers Russia's Putin

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

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Russian economy minister charged with bribery

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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United Russia claims majority in state Duma

Natalia Marshalkovich: "How should we interpret the results of the Russian general election? We are joined from Paris by Tatiana Stanovaya from the Centre for Political Technologies.

Natalia Marshalkovich: "How should we interpret the results of the Russian general election? We are joined from Paris by Tatiana Stanovaya from the Centre for Political Technologies.

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Russian election: Putin's party wins absolute majority

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.