Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing an increasingly angry response from the West.
International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow's continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria.
Moscow's cooperation with Tehran seems strange, primarily because Russia's political interests in this regard are almost completely at odds with its economic interests, writes columnist Yulia Zhuchkova.
Two of Russiaĺs most notorious online petitions on activist website Change.org had gathered more than 640,000 signatures by the time this article went to press.
Russian air strikes in Syria continued for a second day Thursday as evidence grew that the Kremlin was targeting more moderate opposition groups fighting against President Bashar Assad, rather than just the Islamic State.
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Ten years ago you seemed to wait forever for a seat in the sun. To help you make the best of summer in Russia, we’ve gathered together recommendations for summer dining, frolicking in parks, entertaining your kids and enjoying staycations.