The Russian natural-gas company Novatek says it has sold part of a massive project to a Chinese company.
The head of Russia's state-run Rosatom company, Sergei Kiriyenko, said Russia was offering Hungary up to 10 billion euros (more than $13 billion) for construction of the new units.
The Moscow City Court has appointed a new jury in the trial of five men suspected of involvement in the murder of Russian investigative reporter and human rights campaigner Anna Politkovskaya.
The U.S. State Department says it is "disappointed" that U.S. journalist and RFE/RL adviser David Satter has been denied a visa by Russian authorities.
The Russian research vessel "MV Akademik Shokalsky" has reached the New Zealand port of Bluff after being freed from ice in the Antarctic last week.
Russia's Investigative Committee said on January 13 that Sergei Mokhnatkin is now suspected of assaulting a second police officer -- a female -- during a Strategy-31 protest in Moscow last month.
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Two recently amnestied members of the feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, have returned to a penal colony in Nizhny Novgorod where one of them was imprisoned to support inmates' rights.
Twenty-seven Nobel laureates and British actor Ian McKellen have written an open letter to Russian President Vladmir Putin urging him to repeal a law seen as discriminatory against homosexuals, according to "The Independent."
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's President Kevin Klose says the Russian government has denied a visa request to David Satter -- a distinguished U.S. journalist and adviser to RFE/RL.
Speaking after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris on January 13, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a cease-fire in Syria could be "localized," possibly in the city of Aleppo.
The legendary designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last month at the age of 94, had worried about whether he was responsible for the deaths caused by the namesake gun he invented.