Russia has dismissed the US accusations of attempting to interfere in the 2016 elections, stressing that such baseless claims are just aimed at fanning "unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria.”
It's that time of the year when Russia is hosting the 6th annual Circle of Light International Festival in Moscow.
A top adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has arrived in Moscow to hold talks with senior Russian officials.
Russia will never agree to the dictates of an outside force on who should rule Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin says, stressing that only the Syrian people are to make such a decision.
The Russian Defense Ministry says Moscow has deployed attack and transport helicopters to a base in Armenia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will continue arming the Syrian government in its fight against the Takfiri Daesh terrorists, urging other countries to take a similar measure and help Damascus in the battle.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the Islamic Republic is set to receive upgraded batteries of the S-300 missile defense system from Russia, saying the delivery will take place soon.
Russian officials have on numerous occasions underscored that Moscow does not support Assad personally, but rather backs him as "the legitimately elected president" of Syria.
The Russian foreign minister says any attempt to isolate Moscow from the international community will undoubtedly fail.