U.S. President Barack Obama accused President Vladimir Putin June 8 of wrecking Russia's economy in a doomed drive to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire.
Russia has refused to accept the annual report of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog because it asserts that a nuclear reactor in the city of Sevastopol is in Ukraine.
Russia has grounded its fleet of Tu-95 strategic bombers after one of them rolled off a runway in the Far Eastern Amur region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev a state honor for his contribution "in bilateral efforts to advance Eurasian integration processes."
Rather than being a novel threat from IS, these messages and threats are really just the latest development in an ongoing conflict between the authorities and Islamist rebels in Chechnya.
A former member of the punk protest band Pussy Riot is warning that jailers in Russia could be given even more authority to use force against inmates under what human rights defenders are calling the "law of the sadists."
Ukraine's president has signed into law measures renouncing five bilateral defense-cooperation agreements between Ukraine and Russia.
A legendary Russian faith healer who reputedly worked wonders on the health of Leonid Brezhnev and other prominent citizens of the Soviet Union has died in Moscow.
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) summit of major economic powers have warned Russia that they stand ready to toughen sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict.
RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, assembled a panel to discuss China's influence in Central Asia, how far it could expand, and what China's presence in Central Asia means to the geopolitics of the region.
Kyiv says fighting has resumed near the town of Maryinka, 30 kilometers west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said that 42,500 separatists and Russian soldiers are stationed in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have been battling pro-Russian rebels since April 2014.