Russian forces are preparing to start leaving Syria after Monday's surprise withdrawal announcement by President Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin calls on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told a BBC investigation it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.
They are the great many who simply ignore what motivates Putin's armed diplomacy (and not just in Syria): the desire to exact revenge on those who, in his eyes, were responsible for the Soviet Union's downfall.
Russian President Vladimir Putin defends Russia's military operations in Syria, saying the aim is to "stabilise the legitimate authority" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite has malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia, Russia's space agency says.
Zaur Dadayev, one of two suspects charged with the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, confessed under duress, says a member of Russia's Human Rights Council