Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in Moscow on March 18th, 2018. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin basked in a landslide re-election victory on Monday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  speaks at a youth forum titled  Russia, Land of Opportunity,   in Moscow, on Thursday, ahead of the presidential election this weekend. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Vladimir Putin has made a late appeal to his people to participate in Sunday’s Russian presidential election and make their voices heard in selecting (...)

Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak: says it is “shameful and scary”  six of the eight politicians standing for president had “glorified Stalin and justified his crimes”.Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

As Russians laid flowers on the grave of Josef Stalin in Moscow on Monday, presidential candidate Kseniya Sobchak slammed the Kremlin for allowing the(...)

A screen grab of a video showing the launch of    Russia’s Sarmat strategic missile. A Pentagon spokeswoman said that 'the American people should rest assured that we are fully prepared'. Photograph: Kremlin handout/EPA

The Pentagon has played down claims by Russia that it is developing nuclear weapons that could strike anywhere in the world, sparking fears of an arms(...)

Businessman and Communist Party nominee Pavel Grudinin display his presidential candidate certificate shortly after receiving it at the Central Election Commission in Moscow. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty

Whether they admit it or not, the seven politicians running against Vladimir Putin don’t have the slightest chance of winning Russia’s upcoming presid(...)

Pavel Grudinin with supporters in the Volga river city of Togliatti, Russia. The 57-year-old millionaire strawberry farm director has been nominated by the Communist Party. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russia’s election officials have registered eight candidates for the March 18th presidential election, including president Vladimir Putin. With his a(...)