Putin addressed everything from the possibility of re-election and his thoughts on U.S. President Barack Obama, to God and his preference for tea in a massive interview published by news agency TASS on Sunday.
Mikhail Kusnirovich, the owner of Moscow's GUM shopping mall, was mingling with the fashion elite at a party thrown by Gucci this month to mark the opening of the Italian brand's two new outlets in the Russian capital.
Belarus has cut its 2015 economic growth forecast to 0.2-0.7 percent from the previous 2 percent because of the economic slowdown in Russia, state news agency BelTA quoted Economy Minister Nikolai Snopkov as saying.
A previously unknown Russian spacecraft conducting maneuvers characteristic of a satellite killer has sparked concerns that Russia's military provocations may soon extend to space, but experts say Russia is not the only major space power developing agile — and potentially deadly — capabilities in Earth's orbit.
Russians increased their foreign currency bank deposits in October while the size of their ruble deposits fell, Central Bank data showed on Tuesday, pointing to rising concern over a steep slide in the ruble.
The Russian sailors training on a Mistral helicopter carrier docked in the French port of St. Nazaire have been barred from accessing the French-built ship as France continues to stall over its delivery to Russia, French media reported Tuesday morning.