Russia and China have forged an informal alliance against the United States and other democratic nations that is now complicated by the Israel-Hamas war.
The leaders met at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome for a summit that underscores how their interests are aligning in the face of their countries' separate, intensifying confrontations with the U.S.
On Monday, a dark green train with yellow trim was spotted at the border where Russia, China and North Korea meet. It runs with one passenger in mind: the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.
African leaders are leaving two days of meetings with Vladimir Putin with little to show for their requests to resume a deal that kept grain flowing from Ukraine and to find a path to end the war.
Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov said Russia's military leadership was angered by his frank talk about challenges faced by his forces, particularly the shortage of equipment that resulted in Russian casualties.
The announcement follows the Kremlin's earlier pledge not to prosecute Yevgeny Prigozhin and his fighters after he stopped the revolt, even though President Vladimir Putin labeled them as traitors.
Yevgeny Prigozhin posted a message on social media claiming Wagner troops have agreed to stand down and return to bases. The Kremlin said the criminal case against Prigozhin will be dropped.
Monday on Political Rewind: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gotfeatured on a list of 500 Americans barred from Russia. During a tour of Israel, Gov. Brian Kemp met with Israeli Prime Minister Minister Netanyahu, who asked about a state bill codifying antisemitism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to the Black Sea peninsula to mark the ninth anniversary of its annexation from Ukraine. Russia's move in 2014 was denounced as illegal by most of the world.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to film director Daniel Roher about his award winning documentary detailing the events following assassination attempt of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Just before he invaded Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with other leaders that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." So why is he eroding a key treaty?
Investigators said they found that the Russian president likely approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down flight MH17 in 2014 with a Russian missile.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday a partial mobilization in Russia as the war in Ukraine reaches nearly seven months and Moscow loses ground on the battlefield.
Some critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin have died over the years from murky circumstances, as NPR's Scott Simon points out following the death this week of a Russian oligarch.
Daria Dugina was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser in the outskirts of Moscow when the blast happened. Several of her father's allies say he was the likely target.