Russia’s Constitutional Court has approved a package of amendments including a “reset” of President Vladimir Putin’s previous terms, giving him the chance to rule until 2036. The approval came two days after Putin signed a reform bill, which opposition figures have criticised, saying it will allow the Russian leader to become “president for life”. More:…

The proposed constitutional changes would allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 [Alexander Zemlianichenko/Reuters] Russian politicians overwhelmingly approved amendments to the constitution submitted by President Vladimir Putin, including the option for him to run for two more terms in the Kremlin. About 160 senators in the upper house Federation Council backed the…

The Russian prime minister and entire government resigned on Wednesday as part of sweeping constitutional changes that could see President Vladimir Putin extend his hold on power. Putin, in his annual address to parliament, proposed a referendum on amending Russia’s constitution to increase the powers of parliament – while maintaining a strong presidential system. More:  20…

Russia and Turkey have announced a ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province, paving the way for a pause in continuing government-led bombardment in the country’s last rebel-held stronghold, while allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid. “According to the agreements with the Turkish side, the ceasefire regime was introduced in the Idlib de-escalation zone starting from 14:00 Moscow time…

Lewis Hamilton won this year’s Russian Grand Prix in SochiThe promoters of the Russian Grand Prix say they are “confident” the race will go ahead despite Russia’s four-year ban from all major sporting events.The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) imposed the ban on Monday following the Russian doping scandal.It means the Russia flag and anthem will…

Moscow is a city where the past and the future live side by side. Here you will find everything from medieval fortresses and Soviet monoliths to glass skyscrapers and innovation centers. Moscow’s spirit mirrors its uncontainable size. Muscovites, the city’s approximately 12 million residents, are always on the run, so be prepared to keep pace…

Pavel Pogrebnyak played in England for Fulham and ReadingFormer Fulham and Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak’s comment that it is “laughable” to have black players in the Russian national team has been condemned by Russian president Vladimir Putin’s human rights adviser.Mikhail Fedotov, head of the presidential Human Rights Council, said the former Fulham and Russia striker’s…