Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for a probe into allegations of vote fraud in recent parliamentary elections, according to a post on his Facebook page Sunday.
Riot police face off against opposition protesters in Moscow. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Identifying the moment when a political regime begins to decompose is as difficult as dating the onset of a recession. But in histories of the decline of the order built by Vladimir Putin in Russia, last Sunday's parliamentary election is bound to feature prominently.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev pledged to cooperate on a gas pipeline project that will run between the two nations through North Korea, according to Seoul's presidential office.
President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday he had ceded his presidency bid to the country's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin because the latter is a more popular politician in Russia, who has higher chances to be elected.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday named Anton Siluanov as acting finance minister after the influential Alexei Kudrin was forced out of the position he had held since 2000.
In the broader frame, Vladimir Putin's decision to stand again as Russian president is no big surprise. Batman returns, though the idea of Robin (Dmitri Medvedev) becoming prime minister may not work out for long.
President Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order dismissing longtime Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, the Kremlin reported Monday on its website.
The announcement that Russia's prime minister, Vladimir Putin, will run for president in next March's election and will, if elected, appoint the current president, Dmitri Medvedev, as his prime minister brings to mind one of the most famous lines of Italian literature.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on the ruling United Russia party Saturday to endorse Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for president in 2012.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has set December 4 as the date for parliamentary elections, Russian state TV reported Monday.
It could be the undeniable pressures of high office or simply a sense of immense power that makes some world leaders vulnerable to committing public acts of folly.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus is caught taking a ceremonial pen while in Chile.
In a rare public spat, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticized his political mentor, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, for Putin's comments over the use of force against Libya.
Speaking to an audience at Davos, Russian Pres. Dmitry Medvedev talks about the terrorist attack at a Moscow airport.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told business and political leaders from around the world Wednesday that his nation is trying to modernize and recognizes it has work to do.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev demanded Tuesday that officials responsible for security at Moscow's busiest airport be punished after 35 people were killed in a suicide bombing there, state-run media said.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Palestinian territories on a "historic" trip Tuesday as part of his Middle East tour.
The unexpectedly harsh 14-year sentence handed down to jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky last week may have finally laid to rest one common theory about Russia's politics.
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is sentenced to 14 years in prison. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday congratulated President Barack Obama on the Senate's approval of a new nuclear arms control treaty between the countries, the White House said.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on India and Russia's annual summit in New Delhi where a new trade deal was announced.
Close allies since the Soviet days, India and Russia marked the first decade of their strategic partnership with a slew of agreements at their annual summit Tuesday.
Ousted Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov presided over a "pyramid" of corruption in the Russian capital that the Kremlin tolerated for political advantage, according to a document released by the website WikiLeaks on Wednesday.
The United States scrambled to contain the fallout from the slow-motion leak of cables from its embassies worldwide Wednesday as new documents showed American diplomats casting a jaundiced eye toward corruption's grip on Russia.
President Barack Obama on Sunday reiterated his commitment to getting the U.S. Senate to approve the New START treaty with Russia by year's end, saying he felt "reasonably good about our prospects" for the goal.
In a no-surprise vote, the Moscow City legislature approved a handpicked Kremlin loyalist for the post of the new Moscow Mayor on Thursday.
Russia joined Germany and France on Tuesday in supporting sanctions against Iran if it fails to cooperate with leading international bodies on its nuclear program, the leaders of the three nations said after a two-day summit.
Chance: Mr. Luzhkov, you were the mayor of Moscow for 18 years until last month when you were unceremoniously fired by the Russian president. Why do you think that you were dismissed?
Long-time Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov accused President Dmitry Medvedev of leading Russia back into Stalinism a day before he was sacked, a letter in a Russian magazine showed Wednesday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired the long-standing mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov on Tuesday, saying he had lost the confidence of the president, according to a statement posted on the Kremlin's website.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday on the second day of his three-day visit to China, state media reported.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in China Sunday for a three-day visit that will include talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao, state media reported.
A quarter of Russian crops have been lost in the recent drought, leaving many farms on the brink of bankruptcy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived Sunday in Abkhazia, one of the separatist territories over which Russia and Georgia warred two years ago, the state-run Interfax news agency reported.
President Barack Obama and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged cooperation on stronger economic ties Thursday, announcing a deal for Russia to again accept U.S. poultry exports and touting U.S. support for Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
CNN's Matthew Chance is in Russia's Skolkovo valley, where President Medvedev wants to set up a tech hub.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev launched a technology tour of California Wednesday morning, visiting Cisco Systems for the company's announcement of a $1 billion investment in Russian projects, and sending his first Twitter message.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit the United States from June 22 through 24 at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, according to statements from both the White House and the Kremlin. The two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting at the White House on June 24.
Calling Iran's nuclear stance "irresponsible, Russia's president said Iran's leadership needs to heed an international community now in agreement on sanctions against that country, a Russian state news agency reported.
Iran is ignoring questions from the international community about its nuclear program, using "small phrases" to make "small suggestions," Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.
President Obama announces that the U.S. and Russia will eliminate 68 tons of weapons-grade plutonium.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sends a commission to investigate the crash that killed Poland's president and others.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived Thursday in Dagestan to hold talks with regional political leaders and government officials following this week's bomb blasts in Moscow and car bombings in the southern Russian republic.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for the resignation of the nation's top Olympic officials Monday after the country's worst performance in a Winter Olympics in nearly a hundred years.
CNN's Mark McKay takes a look back at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In a high-profile court case, a Moscow police officer was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing two people and injuring seven in a drunken shooting rampage at a supermarket last year.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a New Year's address thanked his fellow Russians for their ability to "take a punch and keep coming" in the past year, which was Russia's worst in more than a decade.
Is Russia still a thuggish police state or is it becoming more modern and connected? Find out what Fareed Zakaria thinks.
In his annual state of the nation speech Thursday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev painted his vision for the country's future, saying that "modernization" was the key to its "very survival."
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says modernization is the key to Russia survival. CNN's Michael Sefanov reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday discussed Iran's request for nuclear fuel for a research reactor and other security issues, the White House and the Kremlin said.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has invited U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to his private residence in suburban Barvikha for a discussion Tuesday on a broad range of issues in what one senior State Department official called a "relaxed setting."
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says those who question whether he has power in his country are going by "stereotypes" and "stigmas."
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday accused the United States of "blocking" Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization.
U.S. President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev concluded a series of agreements Monday -- including one on nuclear arms reduction -- as part of a broader effort to strengthen ties between the one-time Cold War rivals.
On the eve of a two-day summit with U.S. President Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says both countries are "moderately optimistic" about "resetting" their relations.
It was a catchy phrase when U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden first used it in February: "Press the reset button." A month later U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed her counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, a red plastic "reset" button. The Russian translation printed on top turned out to be wrong, but by that time Russians were using the phrase, too.
Any attempt to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky -- once Russia's richest man, now its most famous inmate -- must follow standard procedure, including an admission of guilt, the nation's president said Sunday.
Russia will allow the United States to ship weapons across its territory to Afghanistan, Kremlin spokesman Alex Pavlov said Friday.
In an upbeat and optimistic video blog, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says that, after a period in which Russian-U.S. relations "declined to a level practically on a par with the Cold War era," Russia is "ready to play our part" to build a better relationship.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he is ready to work with U.S. President Barack Obama to overcome a recent low point in U.S.-Russian relations.
Russia is planning a "comprehensive rearmament" of its military, President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed Cuban President Raul Castro to Moscow on Thursday, marking the first time any Cuban leader has visited Russia's capital since Fidel Castro made a trip there 22 years ago at the end of the Cold War.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday signed a law extending the presidential term, the Kremlin said, in a move many observers believe is designed to bring former president Vladimir Putin back to the nation's top office.
The upper house of Russia's parliament approved an extension of the presidential term from four years to six.
From white-bearded monks and babushka-clad women to top Kremlin officials, thousands of people turned out to pay final respects Tuesday to the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexy II.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin held his annual live television call-in program Thursday -- an event analysts say shows he still runs Russia even though he stepped down as president earlier this year.
On the second day of his state visit to Venezuela, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev accompanied Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez on a tour Thursday of a Russian fleet anchored at a local port.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that a "crisis of confidence" exists between Russia and the United States but that he has "great aspirations" for the incoming Obama administration.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev talks tough, but Russia is weaker than it sounds
Just hours after U.S. President-elect Barack Obama delivered his victory speech, Russia's leader delivered a scathing rebuke of U.S. policy and reminded Obama of some of the major foreign policy challenges he will face in office.
Though Russia says it will begin pulling back its troops from Georgia on Monday, it's unclear how long the redeployment will take, and a Russian lawmaker has compared the situation to the U.S. presence in Iraq.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on a U.N. report accusing Russia of shooting down a Georgian drone.
Analysis: When Russia's new President visited Beijing, the talk focused mostly on the US missile shield. But more important was the topic left unspoken: oil
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and newly appointed prime minister Vladimir Putin attend a parade in Moscow.
An arms procession is designed to show how Putin revived Russia's fortunes, armed forces and its national pride
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on Russia's inauguration of its new president.
Russia's lower house of parliament confirmed former President Vladimir Putin as prime minister Thursday, beginning a new era in Russian politics a day after his chosen successor took over the top role.
Russia's new president Dmitry Medvedev wasted no time in knuckling down to work -- naming his predecessor Vladimir Putin as his new prime minister two hours after he was sworn in.
Dmitry Medvedev has celebrated his landslide victory in Russia's presidential vote, amid claims by electoral observers questioning the fairness of the result, according to agency reports.
How is Putin paying for his new Russia? Russia's budget is heavily dependent on revenues from oil and gas exports.
CNN's Matthew Chance takes a look at the upcoming Russian election.
Election authorities placed some of the ballot booths for Khotkovo in a psychiatric hospital. At least it insured a turnout
The incumbent's hand-picked successor will win Russia's presidential election on Sunday, and Putin has already made clear how he plans to hold on to power
Britain's foreign secretary speaks about the director of the British Council's detainment in St. Petersburg.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he will take on the role of prime minister if the man he is backing to be president when he steps down wins elections scheduled for next year.
The man tipped to be Russia's next president said Tuesday he wanted incumbent President Vladimir Putin to become the country's next prime minister.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has thrown his support behind deputy prime minister Dmitry Medvedev to replace him when he steps down as the country's leader next year.
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