Pro-Russian separatists defied international criticism by holding elections on November 2 in areas under their control in eastern Ukraine.
Russian radio station "Ekho Moskvy" has received an official warning over a program the station aired about Ukraine.
The separatist regions of eastern Ukraine will hold widely unrecognized elections on November 2 in a move analysts say threatens to undermine the September Minsk agreement on regulating the Ukraine crisis.
Soccer coach Fabio Capello says he has not been paid as head of Russia's national team for the last five months.
A U.S. military spokesman says Russian military flights over European airspace are raising tensions and pose a potential danger to security and to civilian aircraft.
Former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky claims consular officials are refusing to issue him a new Russian passport because of his vocal criticism of the Kremlin.
The attorney for captive Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has told RFE/RL his client enjoys the support of voters back in Ukraine, where she was recently elected to a seat in parliament.
It's long been a dysfunctional marriage of convenience between Vladimir Putin and Russia's nationalists -- and the strains are growing.
A Moscow court has extended by two months the detention of an Estonian police officer charged with espionage.
The European Union has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Russian import duties on some European agricultural and manufactured goods.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's office says the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, and France have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin not to recognize elections being held on November 2 by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The Russian central bank has said it will raise interest rates from 8 percent to 9.5 percent as Western sanctions and falling oil prices have sent the Russian ruble plummeting.