The Russian government of Dmitry Medvedev's Second Cabinet resigns after President Vladimir Putin delivers the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, in which he proposed several amendments to the constitution. Putin accepts the resignation. Medvedev says the constitutional changes would "significantly change Russia's balance of power".
Reports surface about the publication on January 29 by the United States of a list of Russian politicians and oligarchs that the U.S. government was required by CAATSA to draw up. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the list, on which he is not included, is an "unfriendly act" that complicates ties between the two countries.
Democratic presidential election nominee Hillary Clinton accuses Russian intelligence services of being behind recent hacks into Democratic National Committee computers, while also accusing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes nuclear warheads will not be needed to deal with terrorists, after Russia launched cruise missiles at Islamic State positions in Syria from one of its Kilo-class submarines in the Mediterranean.
Russian President Vladimir Putin confirms that Russia is providing military aid in Syrian Civil War in support of the Bashar al-Assad regime and is providing heavy weapons, aircraft, tanks, serious training and logistical support to the Syrian Army.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticises Vladimir Putin's stance on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 concerning the situation in Libya as "unacceptable". Putin had said the resolution resembled a "medieval call for crusades".
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev begins a state visit in Armenia by meeting with Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and paying tribute to the victims of the Armenian genocide at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial. Russian military presence in the South Caucasian republic is to be extended until 2044.