#UPDATE President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed a proposal by the head of Russia's health watchdog to introduce a non-working period in early May to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections
#UPDATE Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has offered Finland as a host country for a possible meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Niinisto's office said on Friday
Biden's first foreign call will be Friday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Psaki says Biden has no plans now to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he will first be calling "partners and allies" to "rebuild those relationships"
Russia's defence minister told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the first Avangard hypersonic missiles had been put into service, in a move hailed as a major coup for Moscow
The Kremlin said on Friday that it hoped the contents of President Trump’s phone conversations with President Vladimir Putin of Russia would not be made public