Kim-Putin summit was short on substance, but had symbolism both men need: Bill Richardson

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said on “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that the first summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was short on substance, but long on the kind of symbolism that both men need.

Putin builds his ‘authoritarian axis’: Kim Jong Un summit the latest move designed to damage US power abroad

Almost anywhere in the world where the United States is pushing back against a despotic or rogue regime – from Iran, Syria and North Korea to Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Sudan – Moscow has made no secret of its efforts to side with the American adversary and issue lifelines to their controversial leaders.

Mueller report: Russia has ‘more important things’ to worry about, Putin spokesman declares

Hours before Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released, concluding that there was no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, Vladimir Putin’s official spokesman said the Kremlin had more important things to worry about.

Ex-Putin adviser who died under mysterious circumstances in US had broken neck bone, report says

A former key adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin suffered a broken bone in his neck "at or near the time of his death" in a Washington, D.C. hotel room in November 2015, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Saturday.

Murder scene of Putin’s foe in London was ‘trashy set up of a suicide’, devastated daughter says

The murder scene of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s enemy was a “trashy set up of a suicide,� his daughter said on the one-year anniversary of the ordeal.

Russia passes laws banning ‘fake news,’ ‘disrespect’ of government

Russian lawmakers passed two new bills Thursday that imposes restrictions on the spreading of what the Kremlin perceives to be “fake news� and criminalizes anyone for “blatant disrespect� of the state.

US citizen arrested in Russia on spying charges because Putin wants hostage, prominent Kremlin critic says

Russia’s domestic security agency said Monday that it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges, and a prominent Kremlin critic is claiming the arrest happened because Russian President Vladimir Putin wants a hostage.

Putin says Russia must control rap music to avoid ‘degradation of the nation’

The explosion of rap music in Russia spurred President Vladimir Putin to call for cultural leaders on Saturday to devise a means of controlling its role for youth culture instead of an outright ban, saying it otherwise will lead to the degeneration of the nation. 

Russia deploys S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in Crimea, seen in new satellite images

Satellite images shot Sunday and exclusively obtained by Fox News show a newly deployed Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in the Dzhankoy airbase in Crimea, almost 19 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border.

Russian spies accused of targeting watchdog investigating UK chemical attacks, probe into MH17 crash

Russia's infamous military spy service has been behind a wave of massive cyber attacks in the recent years, with targets ranging from the international chemical weapons watchdog group to the probe into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine, officials said Thursday. 

Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critic, Alexei Navalny, released from jail then immediately detained again

Alexei Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, was released from jail at the end of a 30-day sentence on Monday – before being immediately detained again and ordered to spend 20 more days behind bars.

Russian bombers intercepted by British jets after ignoring air traffic control, UK says

A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers buzzed the British coastline along the North Sea on Thursday while ignoring repeated radio calls, according to the U.K.’s ministry of defense.