Russian President Vladimir Putin won permission from parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria.
Russia will propose a United Nations Security Council resolution on fighting "terrorism", deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti news agency.
Rarely can a toast at a UN luncheon have been so chilly. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin went through the motions, clinking glasses and making eye contact, but no more.
NATO General Philip Breedlove expressed concern Monday about the strength of Russia's military build-up in northwestern Syria and the apparent creation of a defensive "bubble" in the Mediterranean.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's ruling party suffered a rare election defeat when its candidate for governor of the Irkutsk region of Siberia lost to a Communist candidate.
Russia has shocked the West by boosting its military presence in Syria as President Vladimir Putin seeks to not just defeat Islamic State radicals but also to gain a firm foothold in the strategic Middle Eastern country.
The United States and Russia could find ways to cooperate on the crisis in Syria, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said, as Moscow continues a military build-up in the war-torn nation.
Vladimir Putin called pop star Elton John and suggested a meeting, after the British singer was tricked last week by a prankster impersonating the Russian leader.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Americans should not think of him as an autocratic "czar" and praised their openness and creativity, in an interview ahead of a trip to New York.
According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan and Russia have a big advantage when it comes to food security.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on a plan to avoid "misunderstandings" in Syria.
Russia is still sending weapons to separatist rebels battling the Ukrainian government despite a fresh truce in the war-torn east of the country.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated that there is no room for compromise with Japan over the disputed south Kuril islands.
Hundreds of pro-Kiev activists from Crimea's Tatar community launched a blockade of roads from Ukraine to the Crimean peninsula to protest Russia's seizure of their home region.
10 feature films have made it in the competition program of the 11th Eurasian International Film Festival (EIFF).
Thousands of people poured onto Moscow's streets for the first authorised opposition protest in a year-and-a-half, with Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny telling the crowds: "Change is possible."
Russia's military backing for the Syrian regime only risks sending more extremists to the war-torn country and could further hamper any effort at bringing peace.
The White House said it was open to limited talks with Moscow following the controversial deployment of Russian troops and heavy weapons to war-torn Syria.
Singing superstar Elton John said he still wanted to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about gay rights after he was duped by an imposter.
Russia wants talks with the US military to ensure their forces do not come into conflict as it continues its build-up in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
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