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On Putin's Birthday, Thousands In Russia Protest Asking Him To Quit - NDTV

Heeding the call of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to demand competitive elections, around 3,000 people rallied in Russia's second city and Putin's hometown while more than a thousand demonstrated in the centre of Moscow, AFP reporters said ...and more »

Putin and Saudi king turn the page on decades of tensions - The Hindu

In a major break with decades of rivalry, Russia and Saudi Arabia on Friday struck a slew of deals, including contracts for Russian weapons as part of a groundbreaking first visit by a Saudi monarch. The Kremlin talks between Saudi King Salman and ...and more »

Saudi king takes 1500 people, furniture and a (faulty) golden escalator to Russia -

Saudi Arabia's King Salman gets stuck on his golden escalator at Vnukovo Airport, outside Moscow, Russia. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz brought 1500 people, a golden escalator and his own carpets on his historic, four-day state visit to Russia ...and more »

Saudi king, Putin eye energy, arms deals on landmark Russia visit - Deccan Herald

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman attend a welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow. Reuters Photo. On a landmark visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia's King Salman and President Vladimir Putin were set on ...and more »

Saudi king's 'gold' escalator malfunctions, here's what happened next - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday embarked on a landmark three-day visit to Russia, that began with a hiccup. The 81-year-old monarch landed at Moscow's+ Vnukovo-2 airport, when the gold-coloured escalator he uses to ...and more »

Protesters rally across Russia on Putin's 65th birthday - Philippine Star

Riot police officers detain a protester during a rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding his call to pressure authorities into letting him enter ...and more »

Saudi King, in Russia, Seeks Warmer Ties With a Longtime Foe - New York Times

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia warmly welcomed King Salman of Saudi Arabia under the gleaming chandeliers of the Kremlin on Thursday, signaling a rapprochement between two longtime rivals who have faced off in some of the world's ...and more »

FT: Russia to Sign Investment Deals With Saudi Arabia Worth $3 Billion - Newsmax

Russia and Saudi Arabia will sign joint investment agreements worth more than $3 billion during a visit to Moscow by Saudi Arabia's King Salman, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The deals will include a $1.1 ...and more »

Saudi Arabia to Buy S-400 Air Defense System From Russia - Haaretz

FILE PHOTO: Russian S-400 Triumph/SA-21 Growler medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems drive during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. Sputnik Photo Agency/REUTERS. Analysis A strategic crisis could ...and more »

Opponents of Vladimir Putin protest in Russia on his 65th birthday - South China Morning Post

In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race. Police allowed demonstrators in ...and more »