The Russian ruble rose in trading on April 10, reaching a high point for 2015.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has responded angrily to legislation passed in Ukraine on April 9 that bans the use of Soviet-era symbols and could require the removal or demolition of all monuments from Ukraine's Soviet past.
European Union-brokered talks between Ukraine and Russia about long-term gas supplies have been postponed.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksei Meshkov said April 10 NATO's decision to reduce the number of Russian representatives at the alliance "smacks of a Cold War spirit"
Two Russian film directors known for their close Kremlin ties want to launch a patriotic alternative to Western fast-food joints. President Vladimir Putin has reportedly backed the initiative.
Is Russia's nuclear posturing just bluster? The geopolitical equivalent of Vladimir Putin's fondness for being photographed shirtless? Or does it point to something darker?
The central mosque in the city of Kizlyar in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan has been destroyed by fire.
Law enforcement agents in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia's North Caucasus have said they foiled a "recruitment channel" that was sending female militants to Syria.
The Czech president has decided to skip a military parade during a visit to Moscow next month.
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Poland is marking the fifth anniversary of a plane crash in Russia that killed the Polish president and several other senior officials.