Russia will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria within two weeks, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, a week after Russia blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.
The Russian Defence Ministry has doubled down on its claim that Israel was to blame for the downing of a Russian aircraft off the Syrian coast, saying that the incident had been caused by "misleading information."
About 3,000 people demonstrated in Moscow on Saturday against deeply unpopular government plans to raise the retirement age, which have sparked public anger.
On Thursday, the United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China, for the first time announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports.
Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged ‘false’ by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a bill approved by MPs Tuesday in a key second reading.
Jim Mattis also said the United States was looking to expand cybersecurity cooperation with the small Balkan country.
Turkey, which supports rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been holding talks with his allies Russia and Iran over the fate of Idlib.
Police were on hand but said the rally passed without any serious violations, putting participants at 500.
A group of young Qataris have climbed Mount Elbrus in Russia, Europe’s highest mountain at 5,600m of altitude to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing.