Mikhail Kalashnikov will be honored in same way as Anton Chekhov and Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Ramzan Kadyrov is building a special forces training ground east of Grozny.
Kiev will send 10 train-loads of supplies to shore up mainland border with Crimea.
Almost 5,000 Russians voted from Syria, which is four times higher than usual.
The return of Lithuania's defense attache to Russia for 'familial reasons' has triggered much speculation.
The exercise will focus on control of the waters despite a U.N. ruling against China.
Kiev's military intelligence posted photos of the man's Russian ID.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev declared his country will remain neutral, unlike neighbours.
Estonia's Ministry of Defence claims Russian jets violated its airspace four times in 2016.
A Ukrainian national was arrested driving into rebel-held Horlivka with hidden cash.
Investigative group Bellingcat report "thousands of Russian servicemen" active in eastern Ukraine.
Kiev estimates tanks in rebel areas increased from 30 to 600 since 2014.
Kiev says FSB agents and Russian armed forces shot at each other.
The Turkish president said ISIS is "in joint action" with other militants.
The VDV paratrooper unit played a key part in the Ukraine crisis and Chechen wars.
Reserves are running too low to expect additional investment, he said.
Russia's International Army Games are a curious mix of sport and warfare.
Not everyone in Russia sided with the Turkish government.
More than 260 people died during the attempted coup.