Solzhenitsyn (right) meeting with Russian President Putin in September 2000 (ITAR-TASS)
January 18, 2007 -- Russian police says vandals have damaged the grave of the mother of Nobel Prize winning writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
January 18, 2007 -- The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that the Russian military tortured two Chechen brothers when they were held in custody in 2000.
January 18, 2007 -- Russia's ambassador to Georgia is returning to Tbilisi after being recalled in September.
January 18, 2007 -- Police in St. Petersburg said unknown persons threw black paint on the walls of the Estonian Consulate in the city center early today.
Will the new leader of the North Caucasus Republic of Adygeya be able to surmount the obstacles that frustrated his predecessor?
With less sea ice and a shortened hunting season, warmer winters have introduced new risks for Russia's polar bear population
Renova Chairman Viktor Vekselberg (right) with President Putin in September 2006 (ITAR-TASS)
January 18, 2007 -- A Russian company reportedly plans to build the country's biggest hotel chain.
January 18, 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia would use the market, and not politics, as the basis for its relations with all countries.
January 18, 2007 -- Former Federation Council member Igor Izmestev was detained on January 16 in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, Russia's "Kommersant" daily reported today.
Acting Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jekshenkulov (file photo) (RFE/RL)
MOSCOW, January 17, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz acting Foreign Minister Alikbek Jekshenkulov, who is on a visit to Russia, met today with members of the Kyrgyz diaspora in Moscow.
A new law could lead to the relocation of central Tallinn's Bronze Soldier monument, which honors Red Army soldiers killed during World War II.
Systematic efforts to control media in countries of the former Soviet Union have intensified in 2006, indicating a further erosion of civil liberties, the U.S.-based group says.