article 15 March 2016 World, Russia
Russia begins Syria military withdrawal

Russian forces begin pulling out of Syria after a six-month military campaign supporting President Bashar al-Assad's government.

article 16 February 2016 World, Russia
Russia denies war crimes in Syria after hospital bombings

Russia rejects Turkish claims is has committed "an obvious war crime" following the deaths of up to 50 people in bombing attacks on hospitals and schools in Syria.

article 21 January 2016 UK, Russia
Vladimir Putin
Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko assassination

Russia's President Vladimir Putin "probably" approved the fatal poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium in London in 2006, a public inquiry has found.

article 02 December 2015 World, Russia
Russia accuses Erdogan family of doing business with IS

Russia's defence ministry says it has proof Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family are involved in the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq.

article 24 November 2015 World, Russia
Putin warns of 'serious consequences' after plane downed

Russian President Vladimir Putin describes Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane as a "stab in the back", while Nato holds an extraordinary meeting to discuss the incident.

article 24 November 2015 World, Russia
Turkey shoots down Russian plane on Syria border

Turkish fighter jets shoot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border after it allegedly violated Turkey's air space.

article 18 November 2015 World, Russia
IS publishes photo of 'bomb that destroyed plane'

Islamic State has published a picture of what it claims is the bomb used to blow up a Russian passenger plane over Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

article 10 November 2015 World, Russia
Russia: athletics doping allegations are 'groundless'

The Kremlin dismisses allegations that Russian athletes engaged in widespread, state-sponsored doping that sabotaged the London 2012 Olympic Games.

article 09 November 2015 World, Russia
Athletics doping: 'Russia should be suspended'

A World Anti-Doping Agency commission is recommending that Russia should be suspended from international athletics following doping claims.