Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained in Moscow, although the reason for his detention was unclear. Navalny has been detained and jailed several times for organizing anti-Kremlin protests - he was last sentenced to 30 days in prison in May for his role in organizing nationwide protests against President Vladimir Putin.
Thousands of police officers and secret service staff are working around-the-clock to keep people safe during the World Cup in Russia. DW’s Juri Rescheto experienced the tough security measures first-hand when he took the subway into the center of Moscow.
Russia, Turkey and Iran need to help Syria's government clear its country of terrorists, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday (April 28) during a trilateral meeting in Moscow with his counterparts from Turkey and Iran.
The American flag was removed from the U.S. consulate building in St Petersburg on Saturday evening (March 31). Earlier in the day men could be seen carrying bags and boxes out of the building and loading them into a truck. Moscow ordered the closure of U.S. consulate in St Petersburg and the expulsion of 60 U.S. diplomats on Thursday (March 29).