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U.S. Pushes Russia on Syria as U.N. Warns of 'Dangerous Moment'

The United States has urged Russia to use its leverage over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end the war as the U.N. envoy warned of a "worrying and dangerous" moment in the nearly seven-year conflict.

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Russia Marks 75 years Since Battle of Stalingrad Victory

Russia on Friday marked 75 years since the Soviet Union's victory in the major World War II Battle of Stalingrad, extolled as a symbol of the country's resilience as President Vladimir Putin campaigns for his fourth term.

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Russia Hit by Several Terrorist Attacks in 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror." 

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Five Dead after Bus Plows into Moscow Underpass

Five people were killed when a city bus plowed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday, traffic police said.

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Russia Election Date Set for March 18

Russia's presidential election will take place on March 18, the upper house of parliament said Friday, in polls that are all but certain to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for a new six-year term.

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Moscow Reluctant to Mark 1917 Revolution Anniversary

Russian authorities were reluctant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution on Tuesday, with just low-key events being held to mark an uprising that launched more than 70 years of Communist rule. 

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Saudi Says to Buy Russian S-400 Defense Systems, Other Arms

Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defense systems and receive "cutting edge technologies" from Russia during King Salman's landmark visit to Moscow, the Saudi military industries firm said.

The agreement was announced as King Salman, who is on the first official trip to Russia by a Saudi monarch, and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks at the Kremlin.

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Saudi King, Putin Clinch Billion-Dollar Energy, Arms Deals on Landmark Russia Visit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key U.S. ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow.

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Russia Says Has Deployed Forces to Police Syria Safe Zones

Russia has deployed military police to monitor two safe zones being established in Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said Monday.

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Oil, Sanctions Push Russian Ruble to 4-Month Low

The ruble on Wednesday dropped to a level not seen since February, weakened by faltering oil prices and fresh sanctions against Moscow.

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