Macron also expressed concern over the war in Syria, in which Moscow plays a key role as the regime's closest ally, in a carefully-worded statement that steered clear of congratulating Putin directly for his election win.
Despite complaints from some of his opponents, Vladmir Putin's re-election was not apparently marred by major irregularities
Putin gets over three-fourths of ballots cast, delivering him a new 6-year term as Russia's leader
From frustration with corruption and poverty to Moscow's showdown with the West, Russians shared their concerns as they voted in Sunday's presidential election that is set to extend President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin term to 2024.
The figure has dipped from highs of 77 percent shortly after Putin announced his candidacy in December, but there is little doubt he will win in a landslide even after a lacklustre campaign.
Olympic athletes, celebrities and cosmonauts had taken to the stage to voice their support for Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades and is seeking to extend his Kremlin term to 2024.
Russian president says Moscow is prepared and equipped to deal with threats
The strongman, who is standing for a fourth Kremlin term in March, displayed a series of hi-tech video montages of weaponry manoeuvring across mountains and oceans, even heading over the Atlantic.
In a statement it said that Russian President Vladimir Putin, French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed "the importance of continuing common efforts in the interests of the full implementation of the resolution as soon as possible."
Turkish, Russian leaders agree to continue cooperation, coordination in fight against terrorism
President offers U.S. assistance in investigation into Saratov Airlines Flight 703
The country's new top diplomat admitted over the weekend that "contrary to his previous claims, he was never present at the meeting with the Russian president," the centre-left daily De Volkskrant said.
Turkish president, his Russian counterpart discuss Syria, Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch
With two months to go before Russians vote in polls that are all but guaranteed to hand Putin a historic fourth term, the 41-year-old opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner spoke to AFP Tuesday in his campaign headquarters.
Hundreds of her supporters gathered around her to celebrate in Makhachkala, Dagestan's capital, on Saturday, two days after she confirmed her bid in a Facebook post.
In a statement on the Russian president's New Year wishes to world leaders, the Kremlin said Putin told Trump that "a constructive Russian-American dialogue is especially needed to strengthen strategic stability in the world".
Wednesday evening's explosion at a supermarket left 13 people injured
Putin's comments come after US president revealed first national security strategy
Information by CIA prevent terror attack in Russia, says Kremlin
Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking official arrested in Putin's 18 years in power.
Conversation took place after Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference