Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the lower house of parliament to consider constitutional changes in Moscow, Russia March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Putin approves changes allowing him to stay in power until 2036

Moscow, March 11 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036, but said he favored term limits once the country became politically “mature”. Putin, who in January unveiled a major shake-up of Russian politics and a constitutional overhaul, is required by the constitution to...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speak during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

Russia, Turkey leaders hold talks on fate of Syria border

October 23 (AP) - The presidents of Turkey and Russia met in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi on Tuesday, hours before a five-day cease-fire between Turkish troops and Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria was set to expire. The talks between Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin are likely to be crucial in determining arrangements along the...

Sidorova, center, competing as a neutral athlete, celebrates with Katerina Stefanidi, left, and Sandi Morris, right (AP)

No flag, no anthem for Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova who won gold at IAAF World Championships

September 30 (AP) - Three medalists on the victory lap. Only two with flags. That's the reality for Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova after winning gold at the world championships on Sunday, officially as a neutral athlete. But pole vaulting's a sisterhood and Sidorova's defeated rival, Sandi Morris of the United States, was her strongest advocate despite the doping sanctions...

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