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A still image shows the burnt-out Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Both flight recorders have been recovered from the plane that caught fire while making an emergency landing in Moscow, killing 41 people, Russian offi(...)

Oyub Titiyev faces four years in jail and fines if found guilty. Photograph:  Yelena Afonina\TASS via Getty Images

Prosecutors in Russia’s Chechen Republic have recommended that the human rights activist Oyub Titiev be jailed for four years at the close of a contro(...)

Polar bears  in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean, North of Russia. Photograph:  The Siberian Times

Russia is battling an unprecedented invasion of polar bears on a remote Arctic archipelago that is home to the country’s most northerly military base.(...)

Cuba’s  Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Russian president Vladimir Putin  in the Kremlin during his state visit. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia has rolled out the welcome mat for the visiting Cuban leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, promising to bolster political and economic ties even as its t(...)

Russian police officers detain opposition activist Alexei Navalny as he leaves a detention centre  in Moscow. Photograph: AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was facing fresh charges on Monday, hours after completing a 30-day prison sentence for breaching demonstrati(...)

People stand in a street in Moscow as Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers an address on state TV. Photograph: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Vladimir Putin has urged his people to reconcile themselves to painful state pension reforms, warning that a delay to the plans to hike the retirement(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday. “I hope the realisation that this policy has no prospects will sooner or later come to our American partners and we can begin to co-operate on a normal basis,” he said. Photograph:  Pavel Golovkin/AP

Vladimir Putin has urged the US to reconsider its sanctions policy, saying moves by Washington to impose yet more penalties on Russia were pointless a(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: “Russia condemns in the most serious way the attack on Syria, where Russian servicemen are helping the lawful government in the fight against terrorism.” Photograph: Getty Images

Russia responded with a stream of invective and bluster to the US-led air strikes on Syria on Friday night, but the immediate threat of a direct milit(...)

Anti-Maduro protests: security forces line up against a demonstrator in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

With the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leaders and the establishment of a new “legislative superbody” that will concentrate power in the hands of Pr(...)

US president Donald Trump is embroiled in another scandal. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

On this week’s edition of World View, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch reports on the latest scandal to embroil Donald Trump’s White House, as t(...)

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