Putin will welcome dozens of African leaders to the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday for the start of a two-day event.
"Considering that we have met over the past two weeks for two times, that's a reason for some optimism," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In his second known trip since 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian President Vladimir Putin that "stability is improving."
The Kremlin is hoping the next generation of "Elon Musks" will be full of Russians, as he ranks highly in the minds of the youth.
As Kurdish forces attempt to defend their land from Turkey, Russia began the Sochi peace conference and its allies continued to gain ground.
The Russian leader simply walked away, but social media users cast doubt on whether he was the one to blame for the incident.
The two leaders share hugs and handshakes, heaping praise on the Russian military campaign supporting the regime, despite allegations of civilian deaths.
Mexico's win was marred by the injury-time ruckus.
Putin addressed Comey's firing in a brief CBS interview.
A group of farmers seek to make their grievances known with a tractor ride to the capital.
A Moscow lab protected athletes and the Russian ministry of sport oversaw manipulation of samples, according to WADA.
The band has upset Putin's bid to gloss over Russia's poor human rights record at the Winter Olympics
Putin's martial arts friends have gotten richer off the Olympics