(Reuters) – Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, according to the Kremlin, for discussions on regional security and defence as well as a number of bilateral meetings with officials from China and Turkey. On July 3–4, in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), aRead More →

Following a fatal plane accident that is thought to have taken the life of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the volatile leader of the mercenary organization, President Vladimir Putin has ordered Wagner troops to swear loyalty to the Russian government. On Friday, the Kremlin declared that Western claims that Prigozhin had been executedRead More →

Reuters According to figures from the Central Bank, the amount of foreign investors who departed from Russia between March 2022 and March 2023 after selling their businesses there was close to $36 billion. Many of the biggest companies in the world have left or decreased their operations in Russia inRead More →

BEIJING (Reuters) – In a show of solidarity with China’s two largest neighbours, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang assured his Russian and Indian counterparts of deepening bilateral ties, promising that “coordination and cooperation” will only strengthen. Qin met with other foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a group ofRead More →

(Reuters) : Evgeny Ivanov, the deputy foreign minister, was quoted as stating on Sunday by the state-run TASS news agency that Russia is working on lowering visa requirements for six nations, including Syria, Indonesia, and India. Ivanov added that in addition to India, “procedures simplification” was also being discussed withRead More →

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin stated on Tuesday that certain medications were in limited supply in Russia and that costs had risen, despite the nation generating more of its own treatments. While prescription pharmaceuticals are free from Western sanctions imposed as a result of the Ukraine conflict, their distribution toRead More →

(Reuters) – Russia’s defence ministry claimed on Sunday that a major rocket attack on two facilities in eastern Ukraine temporarily hosting Ukrainian military killed more than 600 Ukrainian personnel. Reuters was unable to confirm the military ministry’s claim immediately. There was no immediate response from Ukraine to Russia’s allegation, howeverRead More →

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ten months into Russia’s most recent invasion of Ukraine, overwhelming evidence demonstrates that the Kremlin’s soldiers have fought total war, disregarding international conventions regulating the treatment of people and behaviour on the battlefield. More than 58,000 possible Russian war crimes are being investigated by Ukraine, includingRead More →

MOSCOW (REUTERS) – On Monday, the Russian rouble moved up against the dollar, gaining some ground after seeing its biggest weekly decline since early July due to concerns about how sanctions on oil and gas might affect Russia’s export earnings. Following the implementation of an oil embargo and price cap,Read More →