Russia has beaten New Zealand in the opening match of the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in St. Petersburg.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said it is too early to speak about retaliation against a possible new round of sanctions that the United States is considering on imposing on Moscow.
Russia faces a test of its readiness to host the 2018 World Cup as the Confederations Cup kicks off in St. Petersburg.
Leading Democrats in the U.S. Congress have warned President Donald Trump against firing the Justice Department special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the "excessive demonization" of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin "is one means of attacking the Soviet Union and Russia."
Two activists from Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny's Anticorruption Foundation (FBK) have fled to Ukraine after state media regulator Roskomnadzor launched investigations against them.
A court in Moscow has reduced the 30-day sentence that opposition politician Aleksei Navalny is currently serving for organizing an unsanctioned protest by five days.
The Russian central bank has lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, a small reduction aimed to invigorate the economy while keeping inflation in check.
U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a tweet saying that investigations have produced no proof that his campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the election he won last year.
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Ukrainian authorities say they have detained suspects linked to the assassination of former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov.
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