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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 »

Unlikely allies: Oil brings Saudi king to Moscow - CNNMoney

For years, the world's biggest oil producers have clashed over Middle East politics and battled for energy market share. Content by MyFinance. 2 Savings Accounts Your Bank Doesn't Want You To Know About · An Insane Card Offering 0% APR Until October ...and more »

Anti-Putin protests mark Russian president's birthday - Financial Times

Thousands of Russians marked President Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday with protests in over 80 cities nationwide calling for him to allow opposition leader Alexei Navalny to stand in next year's election. Over two thousand people gathered on the Champs ...and more »

Russia's New 'Useful Idiots'? - Coda Story

There are echoes of Soviet times in the way Russia has been courting far-right activists in the West. A new book looks at how and why it does it. Review. Bradley Jardine. Moscow, Russia. 5 Oct 2017. Remember Richard Spencer, the U.S. white supremacist ...and more »

Dozens Detained in Anti-Putin Protests Across Russia - Daily Beast

Dozens of demonstrators have reportedly been arrested at protests across Russia, as thousands took to the streets Saturday in a show of support for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The rallies, timed to coincide with Russian President Vladimir ...and more »

Supporters of opposition leader Navalny rally across Russia on Putin's birthday - Business Insider

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) - Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gathered in Moscow on Saturday, calling for President Vladimir Putin to quit and let Navalny run in an election. Under gray skies and intermittent ...and more »

Royal Pain: When Your Gold Plated Airstair Escalator Craps Out At Just The Wrong Time - The Drive

Saudi Arabia's King Salman's grand arrival in Moscow didn't go quite as planned. As the monarch stepped off his private 747SP and onto his own air stair escalator, the gleaming white, gold, and smoked glass adorned contraption failed after moving just ...and more »

Russian police arrest hundreds in protests on Putin's birthday - CNN

St. Petersburg, Russia (CNN) Russian police arrested 290 protesters in 26 cities as marches took place against President Vladimir Putin on the leader's 65th birthday, according to independent monitoring group OVD. Thousands attended the marches on ...and more »

Putin Hosts Saudi King on 'Landmark' Russia Visit - Bloomberg

Russia and Saudi Arabia struck a deal on weapons sales during an historic visit to Moscow by King Salman bin Abdulaziz as the two energy superpowers also consider extending a pact to curb oil supplies. President Vladimir Putin said the Kremlin talks on ...and more »

Saudis Kick Off Historic Moscow Visit With Plans to Buy S-400 Air Defense System - The Drive

Amid reported arms deals, the first ever visit by a Saudi King to the Kremlin could signal a shift away from the US. By Joseph TrevithickOctober 5, 2017. The War Zone · Air Defense · Arms sales · IADS · Iran · russia · S-400 · SAMs · Saudi Arabia ...and more »