European football's governing body, UEFA, has opened an investigation into claims of racism among CSKA Moscow fans during the Russian club's Champions League match against Manchester City on October 23.
The presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have met in Minsk to discuss their countries' Customs Union.
Russia has called on the United States to distance itself from the U.S. media reports on alleged espionage by the Russian Science and Culture Center (Rossotrudnichestvo) in Washington.
A mosque was attacked in the Russian city of Volgograd, where a suspected female suicide bomber killed six people this week.
Russian authorities say activists involved in a Greenpeace protest over Arctic oil drilling could face new charges.
An official of the Investigative Committee's branch in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan, Makhachkala, has been severely wounded in an apparent assassination attempt.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has scheduled some tense meetings on the sidelines of a summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Minsk.
Moscow has protested to Latvia over a petition calling for the dismantling of a monument to "Soviet liberators" in Riga.
Yury Zaitsev, the U.S.-based director of a Russian cultural-exchange program, has rejected allegations he was trying to recruit American citizens to work as Russian spies
Russia's Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence of Aleksei Pichugin, the imprisoned former head of security for the now-defunct Yukos oil company, defying a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Gennady Onishchenko as an aide after dismissing him as head of Russia's Federal Service for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor).
Russia has dropped piracy charges against 30 people involved in a Greenpeace protest over Arctic oil drilling to the lesser charge of hooliganism.