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.
In many ways, 2011 was the year Russian civil society woke up from its long slumber and found its voice -- powered by a newly politically conscious urban middle class.
The "Golden Toilet Brush" is awarded by a Russian weekly to three officials who make the year's most exceptional, expensive, and pointless purchases using taxpayer money. Here are this year's winners.
Formally, Vladislav Surkov's departure as deputy Kremlin chief of staff to become deputy prime minister is a lateral move. In reality, it marks the end of an era.
In a new report on human rights elsewhere in the world, Russia's Foreign Ministry has criticized the United States over its rights record, citing examples such as the Guantanamo Bay prison facility and wrongful death-row convictions.
Everyone makes mistakes, but most of us suffer our embarrassments in private. Not so people in the public eye, whose gaffes and missteps make instant headlines.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has rejected the idea of becoming acting president ahead of elections next spring where he is the favorite.
A Chechen man and his sister have been imprisoned after being found guilty in a Moscow court of recruiting would-be suicide bombers to carry out a terrorist attack in the Russian capital in 2009.
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has appointed a top Kremlin official as deputy prime minister in charge of a modernization drive.