The president of the Russian republic of Tatarstan has vetoed a Tatar government decree that would limit the number of free rides on public transportation for veterans, pensioners, and others who previously had unlimited trips.
A Russian-operated ship carrying a "dangerous cargo" has reportedly sailed for Syria after being temporarily halted in Cyprus.
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Police in the Russian capital have launched an investigation into the stabbing of a prominent figure within Tajikistan's opposition, activist and journalist Dodojon Atovulloev.
The Russian opposition movement Solidarity has started a series of single-person protests in front of former voting stations in St. Petersburg.
From a failed attempt to dress down a regional governor to embarrassing negative comments on his campaign website, Vladimir Putin has had a very bad week online.
Sergei Kupriyanov, an official representative of Russia's state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom, said today that Ukraine cannot cut in half the amount of gas it is contracted to purchase from Gazprom.
Ravil Mingazov was supposed to be a free man by now. Instead, he remains at Guantanamo Bay, with the dubious distinction of being the last Russian citizen in U.S. custody at the notorious detention center.
For Rasul Kudayev, his release from Guantanamo should have been a blessing.
Secetary of State Hillary Clinton described Russia as “one of the most complex and consequential relationships” that America has.
The recently installed head of Russia's space agency has suggested foreign saboteurs could be behind some of the launch failures that Russia has experienced of late, although he stopped short of explicitly accusing anyone.
A Russian military court has postponed the trial of a man charged with deserting the army more than a decade ago who claims to have been kidnapped and forced to work in a brick factory.