Russian iconic tycoon and former oil giant Yukos boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky has asked Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to grant him release on parole. Khodorkovsky has served four years of his eight-year prison sentence for fraud.
Russia and the EU met in the eastern region of Siberia to talk about a proposed and long-overdue cooperation pact including trade and security ahead of an initial meeting to be held in Brussels on July 4. (Report: R.Tompsett)
As an EU-Russia summit kicks off in Siberia, FRANCE 24's Douglas Herbert explains why Russia's new president, Dmitry Medvedev, is talking tough about tackling corruption, poverty and a more recent menace — inflation.
Speaking to a forum of international investors in St Petersburg, President Dmitry Medvedev said the US economy was incapable of redressing the international economic crisis alone and offered to host a global conference in Moscow on the issue.
Russia is holding an annual World War II victory parade on Red Square that, for the first time since the Soviet era, features heavy weaponry including strategic bomber planes and 100-tonne Topol nuclear missile launchers.
The Duma, or the Russian lower house of parliament, confirmed the appointment of Vladimir Putin as prime minister. Putin will retain a "key role" said Dmitry Medvedev, who replaced him as president. (Report: J. Jackson)
Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin share so much that Russian atirists have dubbed them Medvetin and Poudev. But the new leader-to-be faces challenges while relations with the West are at their lowest point since the Cold War. Is he up to the job?
President Vladimir Putin announced that he will head the ruling United Russia party as Prime Minister, a post he will serve under successor Dmitry Medvedev next month. The latter said earlier he would not yet join United Russia.(Report: M.Henbest)