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Russia's Rosneft pledges $5 billion for 'green' causes over next five years

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian largest oil producer Rosneft has pledged to invest around $5 billion in environmentally friendly projects over

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India, Russia begin talks for cooperation in oil project

India is expected to host the annual summit between the two countries in October. The recent agreement on the import of oil from Russia via Novorossiysk port was signed during a visit to India by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin. A statement issued by Rosneft said the supply of oil is expected to start by the end of 2020.

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Turkey denies flouting agreement with Russia in Syria's Idlib province

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Polina Ivanova ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey dismissed on Saturday Russian accusations that it has flouted de-escalation

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Russian artist unveils Putin 'superhero' paintings in Istanbul

By Umit Bektas and Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir

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Ukraine Sees Chance for Peace as Putin Sidelines Hawkish Envoy

(Bloomberg) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he’s committed to ending the conflict with Russia, after the appointment of a

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Turkey won't be silent as Syrian government surrounds Turkish posts: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not remain silent while Syrian government forces surround Turkish military posts in Syria's Idlib region,

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This isn't America say French politicians, after candidate quits in sex scandal

The French do not care about the extramarital affairs of their politicians; but they do care about being told that they should.

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Oil glut, stronger rouble strengthen case for Russia to cut oil output - sources

By Olesya Astakhova and Gleb Gorodyankin MOSCOW (Reuters) - A growing oil glut in Russia and the promise of a

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Russia Leads Multinational Stablecoin Initiative

Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most influential person in the blockchain industry, according to Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which added five trading pairs: Binance Coin (BNB), Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP at the beginning of December, as well as adding Tether (USDT) later the same month against the Russian ruble.

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Zelensky holds phone conversation with Putin

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Friday, the president’s press service has reported.

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Denis MacShane: Dealing with Russia – if political grandstanding doesn’t work, try economics

How to deal with Russia remains today’s most baffling foreign policy conundrum. Germany’s Angela Merkel, who speaks Russian, has kept

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NYT: US attorney leading Russia probe investigating whether US intelligence agencies hid information

The federal prosecutor leading the probe into the 2016 Trump-Russia investigation might be pursuing a basis to accuse former US intelligence officials who served under former President Barack Obama of hiding intelligence about Russia's election interference, according to The New York Times.

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Belarus Leader Decries Russia’s ‘Hints’ at Merger for Cheap Oil

(Bloomberg) -- Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said Russia’s leaders are “hinting” that he should accept a merger of their two

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Putin says there won't be gay marriages in Russia as long as he is president: 'There will be a mom and a dad'

A meeting on amending the Russian Constitution has produced suggestions to add a legal definition of a family and language about the country's status as a nuclear power

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Putin’s Constitution Dream Team Has Those Who Never Read It

(Bloomberg) -- When President Vladimir Putin announced he planned to amend Russia’s constitution he named a 75-strong working group to

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Polish PM seeks visit to Russia for plane crash and Katyn anniversaries

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister said he wants to visit Russia to commemorate the victims of a World War

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'There will be dad and mum': Putin rules out Russia legalizing gay marriage

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalize gay marriage as long as he was

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Russia’s Putin says marriage is purely between ‘man and woman’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday stressed that marriage is solely a heterosexual union and supported the idea of enshrining the notion in the country's updated constitution.

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Private shareholders exercise option to buy state's 30.5% stake in Moscow airport

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Private shareholders in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport have exercised a call option to buy the Russian state's 30.5%

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Putin Keeps Stalin’s Crimes Hidden in WWII Battle With West

(Bloomberg) -- As Russia prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II, President Vladimir Putin

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Russia’s Putin Keeps OPEC+ Waiting for Decision on Output Cuts

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here. President

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'New phase' in talks on Ukraine as Russia changes negotiator: France

Russia's appointment of a new pointman for Ukraine will likely push back a second summit on ending the nearly six-year

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Dubai court rules against superyacht freeze order in divorce battle

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Dubai appeal court has dismissed a freezing order on a $436 million superyacht belonging to a

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Russia's trust in Putin falls to six-year low despite high approval rating: pollster

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian public's trust in President Vladimir Putin fell to its lowest in six years last month,

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Turkey will hit Syrian government forces anywhere if troops hurt - Erdogan

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday his military would strike

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