Red Square in Moscow: nearly 40 per cent of Covid-19 sufferers now on ventilators in the city’s hospitals are under the age of 40. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky

Russia plans to close its borders on Monday to fight the coronavirus outbreak and is urging people of all ages to stay at home during a nine-day natio(...)

People wearing medical face masks stand in line for testing of the coronavirus disease,  in Moscow, on Friday. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia will ramp up its fight against coronavirus on Saturday with the start of a nine-day halt to non-essential work when most people will be expecte(...)

From left, Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, visit the Moscow information centre for monitoring the coronavirus situation. PhotographL EPA/ Michael Klimentyev

Russia is ramping up its response to the coronavirus crisis but the Kremlin has played down speculation that it will have to postpone a public vote on(...)

An electronic screen, installed on the facade of a business centre, shows an image of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Anton Vaganov/Reuters

Vladimir Putin’s current term as president of Russia ends in 2024, and speculation has been rife over the future intentions of a man who has served lo(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on Thursday to prepare amendments to the Russian constitution. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/EPA

As State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin gathered senior members of parliament together to discuss Vladimir Putin’s newly-announced plans to amend the(...)

Russia’s new prime minister Mikhail Mishustin:  a capable bureaucrat who appears to be completely loyal to Vladimir Putin, according to analysts. Photograph:   Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

Tax official Mikhail Mishustin has become Russia’s prime minister as a government shake-up marked the start of a bid by president Vladimir Putin to ch(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Analysts say he wants to secure a political future for himself and Russia when he is constitutionally mandated to step down in 2024. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/ Government pool via AP

Vladimir Putin has announced the most sweeping political changes in Russia in almost three decades. The constitution will change in a way that could s(...)