President Vladimir Putin says Russia would support military action in Syria so long as there was conclusive proof that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against civilians.
The White House said Russia’s grant of asylum to Snowden was a ‘factor’ in the cancellation, but experts say it was not the only cause.
President Vladimir Putin had said the fugitive whistleblower must stop “harming our American partners.”
The case offers the Russian president an opportunity to deliver a bit of payback to the Obama administration.
While Edward Snowden is in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, he is technically not in Russia. Vladimir Putin said today he will not extradite him.
Tens of thousands turned out for today’s protest, but their numbers have dwindled from Putin’s inauguration 12 months ago — likely due to the Kremlin’s criminal cases against the protest leaders.
Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev remains the focus of investigation in both Russia and the US, as authorities seek to learn how he became radicalized. Here are four other developments in the case.
The brothers were likely trying to draw attention to themselves and an imagined Chechnya forged of refugees’ resentments and fantasies.
The Russian president ordered all state officials to declare assets and divest foreign-held funds, in an apparent effort to tighten the Kremlin’s controls and stem corruption.
The Black Sea naval operation, called for in an order delivered to the defense minister at 4 a.m., is seen by experts as a demonstration of Russia’s growing capacity for quick responses.
Leaks about the report, which says the Communists won the 2011 parliamentary elections, suggest a power struggle could be going on among Russia’s elite — and perhaps involving Putin.
Experts say that Putin’s message was meant to play well to Russian generals who have resented the dramatic reforms of recent years.
Orphans are merely an opportune vehicle for Vladimir Putin to carry the Russian right’s anti-American message.
In a lengthy session, Russian President Putin backed a bill banning US adoption of Russian children — but offered residency to Gerard Depardieu, who renounced his French citizenship over high taxes.
Putin has decided to ditch foreign-made armored limos in favor of a Russian model. But experts say the move, while patriotic, won’t change things for the utilitarian Russian auto industry.
Putin says Russia faces real security threats in coming years as it hosts the World Cup and Olympics, but may also be conflating opposition leaders like Sergei Udaltsov with terrorists.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s party took nearly every regional seat in Sunday’s elections, but most analysts say that the results were probably an accurate reflection of public sentiment.
Once seen as a critical test for the opposition, regional elections this weekend are now seen as irrelevant.
Recent developments in Russia should spark debate among candidates.
Russia’s legislative body ousted dissident lawmaker Gennady Gudkov today, just a day before thousands of Russians are expected to take to the streets to protest against Vladimir Putin’s rule.