Snowden gets travel documents about three months after Russian President Vladimir Putin granted him citizenship, says his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena.
Western leaders want to bleed Moscow financially but China and India haven't indicated if they plan to abandon the purchase of Russian oil.
Sergey Lavrov slams the West for expecting the entire world to live by the "rules of liberal democracy" and for its "reckless enlargement of NATO".
Russian strategic missile carriers TU-95 and Chinese Xian H-6 flew over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea for eight hours, according to a statement from Moscow.
Russia's former finance minister is leaving the post of Chairman of the Audit Chamber to oversee the reconstruction of tech giant Yandex which has been hit hard by western sanctions.
US State Department said Russia has "unilaterally postponed" talks with the United States aimed at resuming nuclear weapons inspections that were set to take place in Cairo.
The two countries have been discussing a deal that could see Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan return to the US in exchange for Russian weapons trafficker Viktor Bout.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of Russia's mercenary outfit, claims an ex-general of US Marine Corps is commanding its British battalion, also consisting of some 20 Finnish fighters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin tells a group of mothers whose sons are fighting in Ukraine that he shares the pain of those who have lost loved ones in the conflict.
Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's President Vladimir Putin discuss the grain initiative, bilateral issues and regional matters in a phone call.
Sweden and Denmark claim explosions caused holes in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which link Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea and have become a flashpoint in the Ukraine crisis.
With two consecutive quarters of falling GDP, Russian economy continues to contract, but it has so far survived Western sanctions over its Ukraine offensive better than many economists expected.
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