[MOSCOW] Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he does not support concert bans and arrests of musicians, in response to a continuing crackdown on rap stars popular with Russian youth.

ON the eve of oil talks between President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Russian crude producers are showing why their leader can afford to drive a hard bargain.

[MOSCOW] A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin will take place at this week's G20 summit as planned, the Kremlin said Thursday, despite US threats to...

ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

A RUSSIAN Cultural Centre that houses a Russian Orthodox Church will rise at an empty plot of land in Rangoon Road near Little India, a symbol of Russia's growing ties with Singapore...

COMMENTARY

VLADIMIR Putin and Xi Jinping deepened bilateral ties in Vladivostock on Tuesday at the Eastern Economic Forum. This week's conference, hosted by Mr Putin, represents an attempt by Moscow to...

THE Kremlin is leaning on Russia's oligarchs to spend US$120 billion on new investments by the end of Vladimir Putin's term after shelving plans to hike taxes on big business...

THE analytical tools of political science - which variously describe the Russian regime as undemocratic, illiberal, authoritarian or patronal - fall short of providing an understanding of legitimacy...