MOSCOW Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to try to murder a former spy said on Thursday that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral. | Video
MOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army. | Video
MOSCOW, Sept 11 Russia began its biggest war
games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its
border with China, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force
that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia/MOSCOW Russia's ruling United Russia Party suffered a rare setback in regional elections despite winning most of the seats, a reversal its leaders and election chiefs blamed on unpopular plans to raise the pension age.
MOSCOW Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin's approval rating. | Video
MOSCOW Polls show President Vladimir Putin's former chief-of-staff will comfortably be re-elected Moscow's mayor on Sunday, but public anger over planned increases to the nationwide pension age means many voters may stay away, tarnishing his win.
MOSCOW Russia will begin a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence announced, a move the Kremlin said was justified by a failure to deal with militants in Syria's Idlib province.
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he was cutting a proposed retirement age for women from 63 to 60 years as he watered down draft legislation to reform the pensions system which has hurt his popularity and stirred protests. | Video
Moskau Nach Protesten gegen eine geplante Rentenreform hat Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin Zugeständnisse angekündigt.
MOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday, a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies.