• Russian President Vladimir Putin participates via video link in a ceremony launching a gold processing facility in Kyrgyzstan, in Moscow on 17 March 2021. Picture: Alexei Druzhinin/AFP

    Putin says Russia will not 'meddle' in Afghanistan

    'We're not going to meddle in Afghanistan's domestic affairs or involve our military in a conflict where everyone is against each other,' President Vladimir Putin said at a gathering of officials from the ruling United Russia party.

  • FILE: Last month the Tagansky district court found Google guilty of breaching data localisation laws and fined the company three million rubles. Picture: pexels

    Russia fines Google again for not removing banned content

    Russia in recent months has been taking legal action against foreign tech companies for not deleting content banned by the authorities, including pornographic material or posts deemed extremist or condoning drugs or suicide.

  • Taliban fighters on a pick-up truck move around a market area, flocked with local Afghan people at the Kote Sangi area of Kabul on August 17, 2021, after Taliban seized control of the capital following the collapse of the Afghan government. Picture: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

    Russia hails 'positive signal' from Taliban

    "I consider it a positive signal that the Taliban in Kabul are declaring and in practice showing their readiness to respect the opinion of others," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: @KremlinRussia_E/Twitter.

    Putin alarmed by 'unprecedented' natural disasters in Russia

    A former skeptic of man-made climate change, the Russian leader called on authorities to do everything possible to help Siberians affected by the region's gigantic wildfires, as well as Russians living in the flood-hit south of the country.

  • FILE: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Berlin's Charite hospital. Picture: @navalny/ Instagram

    Russia blocks 49 Navalny-linked websites: aide

    Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic, was arrested in January after he returned to Russia following months of treatment in Germany for a nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin.

  • Medics escort a woman into a hospital where patients infected with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus are being treated in the settlement of Kommunarka outside Moscow, Russia, on 30 June 2021. Picture: Dimitar DILKOFF/AFP

    Russia again posts record coronavirus deaths

    The country has set six new pandemic highs for COVID-19 deaths in the last eight days as it fights a surging outbreak driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant.