Sergei Shoigu

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Azerbaijani tanks  as army units enter the Aghdam region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph:   Azerbaijani defence ministry  via Getty Images

Moscow has warned against any attempt to undermine the peace accord it brokered this month over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has spa(...)

Armenian soldiers stationed at a checkpoint outside Agdam supervise the last vehicles leaving the region as the territory is due to be returned to Azerbaijan. Photograph: Getty

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has hailed a “new, glorious” page in his nation’s history after its troops moved into the first of several areas th(...)

An Armenian wounded soldier getting treatment in a medical centre outside the city of Stepanakert on Wednesday, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

Azerbaijan has struck targets inside Armenia as their conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh threatens to escalate further and inflame (...)

Houses which were shelled by Armenian’s artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan. Photograph: AP Photo

Russia has urged Armenian and Azerbaijani forces to respect a ceasefire over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as deadly clashes continued days(...)

 Red Square on May 30th: residents ventured out to exercise, stroll and shop on June 1st. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Russia has unveiled plans for more than 60,000 people to take part in military parades and for the nation to vote in a referendum in the coming weeks,(...)

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(...)

 Navy sailors  attend a memorial service at Kronshtadt Navy Cathedral for 14 sailors who died in the Barents Sea in Kronshtadt, outside St Petersburg. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuc(...)

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu (L) says land-based version of the navy’s Kalibr cruise missile and a new land-based hypersonic missile must be built. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Russia’s defence minister has called on his country’s military to develop land-based intermediate-range missiles within two years. In instructions to(...)

Vladimir Putin with John Bolton:  talks came after the US president threatened to pull out of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet in Paris next month for talks arranged shortly after the US president’s threat to pull out of a nuclear arms(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib region from which “radical” rebels will be required to withdraw b(...)

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