Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny lost the Moscow mayor's race, but he's calling for a recount -- and a runoff election. He claims that Sunday's contest was rigged.
How best to end the Ukraine conflict? A mix of diplomacy and sanctions, says the deputy head of the Christian Democrats' parliamentary group, Andreas Schockenhoff - but no military operations.
Russia has opened its second new stadium for the 2018 World Cup: Spartak Moscow's new home, the Otkrytie Arena. President Vladimir Putin said the 42,000-seater was "worthy of Russia's most beloved team."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appealed for immediate "substantive talks" on the future status of eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, separatists in the country's east are preparing an offensive on a major port city.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Moscow separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to open a "humanitarian corridor" to allow trapped Ukrainian soldiers to escape.
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