A Greenpeace activist has staged a two-hour protest on the Eiffel Tower in Paris to protest Russia's detention of 30 Greenpeace activists.
Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has passed new legislation that toughens penalties for involvement in terrorism, including imposing punishments on relatives of terrorists.
An international court will hold a hearing next month on The Netherlands' bid to force Russia to release a Greenpeace protest ship and the activists who were on board.
A series of climbdowns in politicized criminal cases suggest the Kremlin is either softening its crackdown on dissent or changing its tactics.
With the Tajik presidential election campaign in full swing, a member of the sitting president's campaign team has come under criticism for borrowing lines used by other leaders.
Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has reportedly been transferred to a jail in Chelyabinsk, in Russia's Ural Mountains, instead of a detention center in Chuvashia, as announced earlier.
Russian investigators say the woman who detonated explosives on a Volgograd bus on October 21 may have intended to attack a shopping center in the city instead.
The CIS summit in Minsk has ended with leaders calling on Georgia to rejoin the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Russian officials say that two gunmen who were carrying a powerful explosive device have been killed in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted a judge who presided over the trial and conviction of whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky after Magnistky died in police custody.
Before a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Minsk, Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, which seeks to unite post-Soviet states in a common economic space.
It has been 10 years since Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested on a Siberian airstrip on October 25, 2003. On the occasion of the anniversary, RFE/RL takes a look at some of the numbers behind the Khodorkovsky saga.