As Kazan prepares to host the 27th Summer Universiade, an international sporting event for university students, the city’s massive renovation is entailing more than just the construction of sporting facilities.
Russia's Supreme Court says all Russian children whose adoptions by U.S. families were approved by Russian courts before January 1, 2013, are eligible to go to their new families.
Outspoken Russian lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky is calling for legislation that would impose fines or dismissals on journalists, teachers, and writers who use foreign words in place of Russian.
The chairman of Russia's Consumer Rights Defense Society has been charged with slander for comments he made about Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral.
Supporters of a controversial Russian bill banning "homosexual propaganda" have clashed with gay activists outside Russia's parliament.
A deputy for United Russia has proposed that parties adopt animal logos -- everything from roosters to skunks. But there's meant to be a serious point to all this.
The British magazine New Musical Express (NME) has nominated Russia's all-female punk protest group Pussy Riot for two of its annual awards.
Controversial Russian Duma deputy Vladimir Zhirinovsky is calling for legislation that would impose fines on people who use foreign words when Russian words exist to express the same meaning.
Russia is sending two planes to Beirut to evacuate Russian citizens from Syria.
With the assassination of a mob boss in Sukhumi, it appears that the retaliation for the killing of legendary gangster Aslan Usoyan is under way.
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has heavily criticized both Russia and the current Georgian government of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili during an address to the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly.
Aleksandr Fomin of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on January 21 the country sold $15.16 billion of weapons last year, nearly 12 percent more than planned for the year.