May 8, 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the further expansion of commercial ties with Bulgaria during talks with Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev in the Kremlin today.
Dmitry Chebotayev (undated file photo) (AFP)
May 8, 2007 -- Russia today urged an inquiry into the death of a Russian news photographer who was killed in Iraq while accompanying U.S.-led coalition troops.
May 8, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- This year's Victory Day celebrations on May 9 in Russia and the former Soviet Union will have a particular poignancy.
The postwar Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe continues to cast a shadow over the heroic wartime sacrifices of the Soviet Army and people.
TALLINN, May 8, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Estonia today marks the end of World War II in Europe with a Memorial Day for all its victims.
May 8, 2007 -- The presidents of Estonia and Georgia have vowed to stand together in the face of angry rhetoric and threats from Russia.
The seige of Leningrad (undated file photo) (official site)
May 8, 2007 -- Russia has raised its estimate for the number of Soviet troops killed in World War II to 8.86 million.
May 7, 2007 -- The Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry says an explosion has ruptured one of Ukraine's main pipelines pumping Russian natural gas to Europe.
Russian photographer Dmitry Chebotayev (AFP)
May 7, 2007 -- Russia's ambassador to Baghdad, Vladimir Chamov, today confirmed that a Russian journalist has been killed in Iraq.
May 7, 2007 -- The head of Russia's strategic missile forces has warned that Russia will take "adequate measures" if Washington goes ahead with plans to deploy elements of a missile-defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.
May 7, 2007 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the European Union and NATO of "conniving" with nations that disrespect the memory of Soviet soldiers to rewrite history.
May 7, 2007 -- At least three police officers and three suspected militants have been killed in a gun battle in Chechnya.