Poland's last communist leader, General Wojciech Jaruzelski, wanted Soviet troops to invade his country in 1981 to help crush striking workers, according to a document published today by the state archives institute.
A court in Ingushetia says a verdict in the trial of the policeman accused of killing website owner Magomed Yevloyev is expected on December 11, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Several officials in the Fire Control Department in Russia's Perm Krai were fired today as the death toll from a deadly nightclub fire rose, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Authorities the Russian capital and the second city of St. Petersburg have announced plans to ban on the use of pyrotechnics in closed areas after a deadly nightclub fire last week, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
The United States and Russia, deeply divided over the legality of Kosovo's declaration of independence, have presented opposing arguments about the move to the International Court of Justice.
More than 300 pensioners in the midwestern Russian city of Izhevsk demonstrated today against the decision to abolish reduced fares for senior citizens on public transport, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Police and security forces in Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian republic of Daghestan, reported killing an armed insurgent after he resisted arrest today, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lambasted fire and health officials today in a city where 113 people died in a weekend nightclub inferno and promised compensation to victims' families.
Verification of missiles stocks and reduction is holding up agreement on a new U.S.-Russian arms deal, a senior diplomatic source said today.
Rights groups have accused U.S. ally Georgia of illegally holding five South Ossetian men as hostages for four months before trading them in a prisoner exchange.
Was the so-called "climategate" scandal initiated by the Russian security services? Some British media are suggesting it may have been.
Grieving relatives today continued to bury the 113 victims of a weekend nightclub blaze. Four people have been arrested over the blaze, Russia's deadliest in decades.