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World May 12Russia: Putin’s spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says he is hospitalized with the coronavirus.
World Apr 28Russian doctors, nurses face more risks as virus cases grow
Reports of infected medical workers are emerging almost daily as Russia copes with the coronavirus.
Science Apr 17U.S.-Russian space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan
A U.S.-Russian crew landed safely Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following a stint on the International Space Station and was greeted with extra precautions due to the coronavirus.
World Apr 13Coronavirus upends Putin’s political agenda in Russia
A nationwide vote on April 22 was supposed to finalize sweeping constitutional reforms that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, if he wished.
Economy Apr 09Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market
Oil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to limit a crash in prices that, while welcome for consumers, has been straining government budgets and pushed energy companies toward bankruptcy.
Politics Mar 25Citing virus, Putin delays vote that would extend his rule
Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include a change potentially allowing him to stay in office until 2036.
World Mar 11Russia alters constitution to keep Vladimir Putin in power beyond 2024
A nationwide vote on the proposed amendments is set for April 22, while Kremlin critics condemned the move as a cynical manipulation and called for protests.
World Feb 19Ending Putin’s support of Venezuela no easy feat for U.S.
The Trump administration wants to break up the blossoming alliance between Russia and Venezuela as part of its campaign to oust Nicolás Maduro, the successor of socialist leader Hugo Chávez.
World Jan 18Putin’s moves leave Russian opposition with few options
Putin announced what many see as a strategy for staying in power well past the end of his term in 2024. And the proposed constitutional reforms that might allow him to remain in charge as prime minister or as head…
World Jan 16Who is Russia’s new PM? A career bureaucrat with no political aims
As a career bureaucrat who has been in charge of Russia's taxes for the past 10 years, Mikhail Mishustin has always kept a low profile and stayed away from politics.