Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a "time bomb" under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government.
Police in Daghestan intervened on January 24 to prevent a planned large-scale auto-rally from Kizlyar, in the north of the republic, via the Chechen town of Gudermes, to the southern coastal town of Derbent.
President Vladimir Putin has praised Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Russia's Chechnya region, who has been widely accused of human rights abuses.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told students in Stavropol that Russian air strikes in Syria will continue for as long as it is necessary to support Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland has announced he is sending a delegation to Crimea to assess the human rights situation on the peninsula.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has made a number of threatening statements against liberal politicians, activists, and journalists in Russia.
RFE/RL's Russian Service reporter Svyatoslav Leontev asked Muscovites what they think of Kadyrov.
The speaker of the State Duma says Russia is ready to resume ties with Egypt in tourism and in civil aviation.
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a special meeting to discuss ways to balance this year’s federal budget, the government press service says.