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Latest news: Russia

Putin wins Russian election with 88 per cent: exit poll

Voting on the last day of Russia's presidential election has been marked in part by protesters opposed to Vladimir Putin turning out at voting sites at noon.

Hundreds detained in Russia as country mourns Alexei Navalny

A prominent rights group says more than 400 people have been detained in Russia while paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin ‘on board’ jet in fatal crash

Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is listed as a passenger on a private jet which has crashed north of Moscow with no survivors, raising fears among his allies that he has been killed.

High Court blocks Russian bid to keep Canberra embassy site

The High Court has dismissed efforts by Russian diplomats to hold on to their Canberra embassy site following a federal eviction.

Vladimir Putin says rebels will face ‘inevitable punishment’

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to crush what he called an armed mutiny by mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, warning those who have taken up arms against the Russian military will face "inevitable punishment".

Wagner rebellion marks ‘most significant challenge’ to Russia

An armed rebellion by the Wagner mercenary group is "the most significant challenge to the Russian state" in recent times, UK defence officials say.

Protesters tell PM to keep hands off Russian embassy

Protesters have marched on Kirribilli House demanding that moves to block a new Russian embassy near the heart of Australian government be scrapped.

A world away from war, Russian community prays for peace

As the Russian-Ukrainian war rages thousands of kilometres away, the small Russian Orthodox Church community in Narrabundah is quietly praying for peace. Father Alexander Morozow says he is opposed to the war...

NMA’s exhibition of power and beauty introduces Ukrainian tour

In a bid to show continuing support for Ukraine amid the Russian invasion, the National Museum of Australia has introduced a Ukrainian audio tour for the Feared and Revered exhibition.

Russia summons Australian envoy over Canberra embassy lease

Russia has summoned the Australian ambassador to protest the scrapping of a land lease in Canberra for an embassy and says relations are "at an all-time low".

Russia unleashes ‘largest’ drone attack before Kyiv Day

Russia has unleashed multiple waves of air strikes on Kyiv overnight in what officials say appeared to be the largest drone attack on the city since the start of the war, as the Ukrainian capital prepared to celebrate the anniversary of its founding on Sunday.

Kremlin critic jailed in Russia treason case for 25 years

Outspoken Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza has been jailed for a quarter of a century by a Moscow court, the harshest sentence of its kind since Russia invaded Ukraine, after it found him guilty of treason and other offences he denied.