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Putin says to run for Russian presidency in 2024 election

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that he will seek reelection. Should he win, it will be his fifth term as the Russian head of state.

Russian oil price cap has ‘largely failed’: Report

The price limit imposed by the G7 and EU states on Russian seaborne oil sales has essentially failed, Politico has reported, citing new research.

Report: West seeking to tighten Russian oil sanction regime

Western states are pressuring Liberia, the Marshall Islands, and Panama to boost checks of ships sailing under their flags to ensure they are not used to help Russia bypass sanctions, Reuters has reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Joint CSTO air defense system de facto created: Russia

A joint air defense system between Russia and the former Soviet Republics that make up the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has actually been created, despite it not being reflected in any documents, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has stated.

Russia says west ‘struggling’ with sanctions

Moscow has managed to turn the tables on the west when it comes to sanctions placed on Moscow, the Kremlin has announced, arguing that a myriad of restrictions failed to crash the Russian economy.

Kremlin says Putin hasn’t decided to run for 2024 presidential election

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet decided whether he would run for his fifth presidential term in 2024, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.

Several EU states still buying Russian gas: Gazprom

A number of European Union countries that previously insisted they’d completely quit purchasing Russian gas are still receiving the fuel from the country, Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller has said in an interview with the Russian state broadcaster Rossiya-1.

Iran’s ex-FM Zarif: Russia benefiting most from Gaza war

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammadjavad Zarif says Russia has gained the most benefits from the recent conflict in Gaza.

Russia says west has lost billions trying ‘to teach Moscow a lesson’

EU businesses have lost at least €250 billion ($266.6 billion) due to the sweeping sanctions imposed on Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated.

Kremlin laughs off Putin body double rumors

The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has dismissed speculation that it could be using body doubles of President Vladimir Putin for some events, ridiculing such claims as “amusing".

Putin calls West ideas about new world order ‘hypocrisy, double standards’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called ideas voiced in the West about the new world order “hypocrisy” and “double standards".

Russia-North Korea relations have reached ‘strategic level’: Lavrov

Relations between Russia and North Korea have now soared to new heights, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated during his landmark two-day trip to Pyongyang.

Putin discusses Nagorno-Karabakh with Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in and around the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in telephone conversations, the Kremlin press service has announced.

No final report yet on cause of Wagner boss’s plane crash: Kremlin

There is not yet a final report from investigators on the cause of the plane crash that killed Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin in August, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has stated.

Putin says creation of multipolar world inevitable, necessary

The creation of a multipolar world, more honest and fair for the majority of people, is inevitable and historically necessary, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated, addressing the Third International Olympiad on Financial Security in the Sirius federal territory near Sochi.

Iraqi PM to visit Moscow in mid-October to meet Russian president

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani will travel to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a two-day visit on October 10 and 11, a government source and another person familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

Russia says to make it harder for western companies to leave country

Foreign companies seeking to leave Russia and sell their assets in the country will soon be obliged to make a 15% contribution to the state budget, Izvestia daily has reported, citing the Russian Finance Ministry.

Putin likely to run for Russia’s 2024 election: Report

Kommersant, one of Russia’s most reliable newspapers, has reported that President Vladimir Putin may announce, as early as November, his plan to run for the 2024 presidential polls.

Wagner chief’s son will inherit father’s assets and control of group: Report

Unofficial Telegram channels in Russia say that according to the terms of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s will, his assets and control of his business empire have been bequeathed to his 25-year-old son, Pavel.

Russia calls on Armenian leadership to remember plight of countries that pinned future on US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has advised the Armenian leadership to remember what he described as the unenviable fate of countries that relied on Washington.

Russia says Armenian PM making a big mistake by flirting with West

Moscow told Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday that he had only to blame himself for Baku's victory over Nagorno-Karabakh because he had insisted on flirting with the West rather than working with Russia and Azerbaijan for peace.

Russia FM to visit North Korea in October for further negotiations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed that he will visit Pyongyang next month to continue talks with his North Korean counterpart following recent agreements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Moscow, Reuters reported.

Ex-Wagner commander detained in Norway after attempting to return to Russia

Norwegian police have arrested a former commander of the Wagner mercenary group on suspicion that he tried to illegally cross the border back into Russia after seeking asylum in Norway earlier this year, the man’s lawyer confirmed on Saturday.

Iraq says PM planning to visit Moscow within weeks

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani is planning to visit Moscow in the next few weeks, the foreign ministry announced on Saturday.

Wagner boss grave under 24/7 guard: Report

Security measures have been stepped up at the grave of former Wagner private military company chief Evgeny Prigozhin, a cemetery worker has told the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper.

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