Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.
Russia and Turkey announced on Tuesday that it would continue efforts to end hostilities in Libya despite strongman Khalifa Haftar leaving the peace talks in Moscow without signing a permanent ceasefire deal.
The Moscow authorities have dumped artificial snow in the city centre for New Year festivities, as the Russian capital witnessed the warmest December since 1886.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday invited his American counterpart Donald Trump to visit Moscow in the coming year and advocated for normalising relations between the two countries in his New Year message to the White House.
World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday handed a four-year ban to Russia from participating and hosting major sporting events over its involvement in a doping scandal.
At least 19 people were killed in air strikes by the Syrian army and its Russian allies on the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, the last stronghold of the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, a war monitor reported.
US President Donald Trump said that he is considering attending Russia's Victory Day military parade in May 2020, although he was unsure of his participation due to its timing.
Russian gun-rights activist Maria Butina, who was released from prison in the US on Friday after having served more than 15 months for conspiring to act as a foreign agent, returned to Moscow on Saturday.
An ultraviolet telescope created by Russia with international participation to study short flashes in Earth's atmosphere has begun its work on the International Space Station (ISS).
A Russian man has sued Apple after claiming that a message sent to his iPhone drove him to homosexuality, the media reported.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday took off for an official visit to Russia where he will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid strained ties with several European countries over rights situation in the Southeast Asian country.