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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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Navalny Jailed, 1,500 Arrested after Protests across Russia

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days, and over 1,500 of his supporters were arrested after demonstrations across the nation on Monday against government corruption.

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Nearly 1,000 Held as Navalny Supporters Protest across Russia

Authorities detained Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and nearly 1,000 of his supporters on Monday, as they mounted demonstrations across the nation against government corruption.

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'Russophobia' in West 'Counterproductive', Won't Last, Putin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that alleged anti-Russian sentiment in the West would not last indefinitely because it damages both sides. 

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