A fierce postelection critic vows to continue to challenge Vladimir Putin's hold on power and organize for a more democratic Russia after he and another activist are released from jail.
Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister for European Reintegration Eugen Carpov told RFE/RL on January 3 that such tragic incidents could be avoided if the operational structure of the current peacekeeping mission is changed.
Russian officials say fragments of a failed space probe are expected to fall to Earth on January 15.
German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich has confirmed it is in talks with Russian energy giant Gazprom on a possible sponsorship deal.
Poland has detained former Russian prosecutor Aleksandr Ignatenko, wanted by Moscow for his alleged involvement in a network of illegal casinos.
A Moldovan man has died in a hospital in Chisinau after being shot by a Russian soldier from the international peacekeeping force at a checkpoint in Moldova's breakaway Transdniester region.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said there was nothing unusual in the mass protests against his domination of Russia.
Top government officials in the Russian republic of Daghestan have been instructed by special presidential decree to become active on social media.
A prominent parliament member in Kazan says Tatarstan should take advantage of the current political climate to strengthen the Russian republic's sovereignty.
Officials in Russia say a fire that raged from more than nine hours on a Russian nuclear submarine is now under control.
Several hundred people have demonstrated in central Moscow against the continued detention of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov.
Russia says a fire broke out aboard a nuclear-powered submarine undergoing repairs in a shipyard in the Arctic Sea port of Murmansk.