The pullout could pave the way for a high-stake summit between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany.
A contested parliamentary report will not be released until after the December 12 election.
"It's better to replace it with a Big Russian new encyclopedia in electronic form," Russian President Vladimir Putin said of Wikipedia on Tuesday.
The first edition of the Russia-Africa Summit was co-chaired by President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart President Abdel Fattah Al-sissi to re-define and intensify strategic trade relations between the two continents.
The two leaders, who share a common disdain for western liberal values, have maintained and enhanced their special relationship over the years, even as the EU implemented sanctions against Moscow over Russia's annexation of Crimea.
The Russian-brokered agreement concluded on Tuesday highlights how central President Vladimir Putin has become in the Syrian conflict, experts told Euronews.
Turkey will resume military operations "with determination" after a US-brokered ceasefire expires later on Tuesday if promises given by Washington have not been kept, President Tayyip Erdogan said ahead of the visit.
Russian President went for a walk in the Siberian taiga and climbed a mountain ahead of his birthday on Monday
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has announced local elections in separatist-held parts in the east of the country. But his plans are being criticised because the vote will take place before Kyiv takes full control of the borders and before Russian-backed forces have withdrawn from the occupied areas.
As many as 50 officers swooped in on Aleksandr Gabyshev and his followers.
Russia has asked the United States via Interpol to confirm the whereabouts of a former Kremlin official who Russian media have said may have been a U.S. spy extracted by the CIA. A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Moscow learned via the media that Smolenkov and his family were in the U.S.
Days after Russia's ruling party lost a third of its seats in Moscow's city legislature, raids were carried out about opposition activist Alexey Navalny's supporters, he said.
Kirill Serebrennikov has been under house arrest since 2017 following accusations of embezzlement which supporters say are politically motivated
Speaking at a Brussels commemoration event for the September 11 attacks, Jens Stoltenberg said Europe needs to prepare for a world where Russia could place nuclear-capable missiles on its doorstep.
Russia's leadership is increasingly worried that a faltering economy will lead more people to demand change.
Russia's ruling party has seen its majority decrease dramatically in Moscow’s city legislature after a summer of protests
The Netherlands "deeply regrets" that Volodymyr Tsemakh, a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, was released as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine, the Dutch government said on Saturday.
In Moscow, all ruling party candidates are running as independents as its popularity wanes.
More than 330 people — of whom 186 were children — died after Chechen separatists stormed a school during a back-to-school event in Beslan in September 2004.
Weeks of demonstrations over elections for the city legislature have turned into the biggest sustained protest movement in Russia since 2011-2013, when protesters took to the streets against perceived electoral fraud.
Erdogan's one-day visit comes to Russia comes less than two weeks after a Turkish convoy was targeted in Syria's Idlib province by the Syrian army.
French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he must respect democratic principles as they held a joint press conference in France.
A wave of populist electoral triumphs has been presented by those who have surfed it into power as reflecting a turn in history’s tide. They should know their history better, argues Robin Wilson.
Emmanuel Macron will host Vladimir Putin before the G7 with Paris hoping to get Russia to help end the conflict in east Ukraine.
An explosion at a Russian military base killed five nuclear scientists
Russia honours 'national heroes' killed in mysterious rocket blast