Turkish and Russian foreign ministers also attend the meeting
Authorities in Russia appear to be getting jittery over youth discontent ahead of presidential elections next year
Merkel last visited Russia in May 2015 when she met Putin in Moscow but, like most Western leaders, snubbed a Red Square parade for the 70th anniversary of World War II victory.
Iran and Russia are the closest allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
One day after visiting the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic, Putin claimed that icebergs had been melting for decades and suggested that global warming was not mankind's fault.
Ankara, Moscow will discuss regional problems 'in detail,' says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Barely one month into office, President Trump's plan to reset relations with Russian plan appears to be on hold with Trump's White House team taking on an increasingly Russophobic face.
President Donald Trump equated US actions with the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Fox released on Saturday, saying, "There are a lot of killers. You think our country's so innocent?"
Both leaders spoke by phone in November following Trump's election, and agreed to "normalise" US-Russia relations
Trump says Russian leader 'very smart' for rejecting Foreign Ministry proposal to expel 35 US diplomats
Turkish and Russian presidents set to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues at Tuesday's meeting
President Erdogan, Russian counterpart Putin to meet for first time since normalization of relations between two countries
Russian president calls to offer support, condolences following Friday's failed coup
The law inspired the former US intelligence contractor turned privacy activist Edward Snowden to issue a rare comment on a domestic policy in Russia, where he is currently living in exile.
“We feel for the victims of the extremist attack,” Russian president says
Turkish and Russian leader, speaking on phone, agree to boost relations and cooperation with a face-to-face meeting
President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart held a "positive" phone conversation on Wednesday, diplomatic source says.
Turkish president extended condolences to family of Russian pilot whose warplane was downed by Turkey last November in letter to Kremlin Monday
Russia considers NATO troops’ presence close to its border as a security threat.
Kremlin says wants to restore good relations with Turkey following Erdoğan's letter
Netanyahu's two-day trip is his third to Russia since September.