Russia's Night Wolves ride alongside Putin
Russia's largest bikie club has abandoned anti-establishment rhetoric in favour of patriotic and pro-Putin sentiments
Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Asia-Pacific leaders to invest in the projects to complete the construction of the Trans-Baikal Railway and Trans-Siberian Railway, and to upgrade the Northern Sea Route. In exchange Moscow is offering preferences to potential investors.
Harbin, it turns out, is called the most Russian city in China for a very good reason - and not just because it was founded exactly 115 years ago by the Russian Engineer Adam Shidlovskiy. One of the shops on the city's Central Street uses a large photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin as an advert. The smiling Russian president graces the main shop sign right at the entrance, visible to every passer-by in the street.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, has backed Russia's determination to seek a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Thursday that the solution to the two countries' long-standing island dispute could only be found under the judo principle of hikiwake - "no winner, no loser".
A currency reserve fund for the BRICS group of nations - Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa - will be raised from the member countries’ central bank reserves while capital for the group’s development bank will come from national budgets, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin fired his envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Viktor Ishayev, appointing in his place Yuri Trutnev, a Kremlin aide, the presidential press service reported on Saturday.
President Vladimir Putin is to visit areas of the Russian Far East hit by severe flooding. He has already announced his intention to chair an emergency session in Khabarovsk to discuss the creation of a special government commission for coordinating flood prevention and relief efforts.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next month, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said at the ninth round of consultations on strategic security issues with China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi.
"Mine’s bigger than yours." It’s perhaps the starkest manifestation of macho competition known to mankind, and now the president of Belarus appears to be challenging his Russian counterpart to a war of size.