President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia's "policy to support Syria, the Syrian leadership, and the Syrian people remains unchanged."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed hope that Brussels will avoid "negative scenarios" over Greece.
Its greatest adversary has legalized same-sex marriages, and Russia doesn't quite know how to react to the United States' 'gayification' movement.
Without Yevgeny Primakov, there probably never would have been a Vladimir Putin.
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have spent the weekend together in Siberia.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date and the negotiators have decided not to set a new date to conclude negotiations.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says natural-gas prices for Ukraine will be reduced to $247 per 1,000 cubic meters.
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Russians bade farewell to former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who died on June 26 at the age of 85.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling resonates in Russia. And Moscow tries a soft approach with Armenia.
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has set a new record for most total time in space by a human.