The story of Putin’s decision to dissolve Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service involves turf wars, a tanking economy, and allegations of rampant corruption.
It was one of several answers to questions from the public the Russian president took during his 14th annual call-in show, which lasted for three hours and 40 minutes but produced few revelations.
A group called the Raelian movement held an event in downtown Moscow to explain why mankind needs to build an embassy to welcome our alien creators back to Earth.
At least 10,000 people participated in a peaceful march through Moscow to commemorate the slain opposition leader, but protesters in some cities were harassed and attacked.
The Kuklachyov family have made millions from "world's only cat theater" situated in prime Moscow real estate. But activists say the well-connected family abuse and exploit their animals.
Vladimir Putin has strong likes and dislikes. Among the latter: Turkey, whistleblowers, and America — except for Donald Trump.
A rare protest over a new system of road fees for large vehicles has truckers threatening to shut down one of the most vital transport links in Russia.
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From sporting prowess to devout religious faith, the Russian and Turkish presidents are eerily similar. But the personality traits which once made them closer now threaten global security.
A demonstration in Moscow at the Turkish embassy turned violent, and people called for the government to punish Turkey hard.
Emotions are running high in Russia following this morning's downing of one of its planes in Syria. Some analysts are suggesting it's a deliberate attempt to disrupt Russia's anti-IS campaign.
Analysts suggest that the Islamic State could fill a power void in the region's simmering insurgency and eventually help fund and organize attacks on Moscow and other cities around Russia.
Vladimir Putin spoke at the opening of Patriot Park, a family-oriented military theme park where children can play with weaponry and climb on tanks.
A Russian joint undertaking in the arms industry told journalists in Moscow on Tuesday that the shrapnel patterns seen on debris from the Boeing 777 were consistent with a strike from an older BUK M1 system.
The North Korean leader is set to meet Vladimir Putin on his first official foreign trip, but Moscow has also been making political overtures and signing deals with Pyongyang in recent years.
The EU foreign service is recruiting a group of Russian speakers to monitor Russian media coverage and work on "correction and fact-checking of misinformation/myths."
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Vladimir Putin took 55 questions out of the 3 million submitted and touched on burning bathhouses and dogs as gifts, as well as Russian troops in Ukraine and the country's battered economy.
A district court in Russia's republic of Tatarstan has ordered the federal communications agency to block 136 adult websites if they don't rid themselves of pornographic material.
Alexis Tsipras traveled to Moscow to meet with the Russian leader and deliver a message to the European Union, which has refused to renegotiate the bailout loans that continue to weigh on the struggling Greek economy.
Russian officials including President Vladimir Putin have repeatedly denied that their soldiers are in Ukraine, arguing that the Russians who are fighting there are all volunteers.
Alexander Zaldostanov, a former facial reconstructive surgeon, has evolved from a renegade biker into an active political voice promoting extremely conservative views and unfailing support for Putin.