In the two weeks since attacks blamed on missiles or drones shut down half of Saudi Arabia’s oil output, the country that has arguably moved most deftly to position itself for any upside is Russia.
Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which backs President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow parliament, near complete data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday, in an awkward setback for the Kremlin.
President Vladimir Putin said the Russian capital had decent candidates taking part in the local parliament vote as he cast his ballot in the Moscow city elections on Sunday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo’s military ties with the United States and many other issues made it hard for Japan and Russia to sign a World War Two peace treaty.
Russian authorities said on Friday that a doctor who treated those injured in a mysterious accident in August had the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 in his body, but said it was probably put there by his diet.