President Vladimir Putin says Western efforts to split Russian society with economic sanctions have failed to yield expected results.
Pro-Russian rebels have withdrawn from front-line villages near the strategic port city of Mariupol.
Authorities in a central Russian city have suffered an embarrassing backlash after attempting to ban yoga.
Anti-Americanism in Russia is, of course, nothing new. But it all appears to have become more hysterical, more absurd, and more lethal of late.
Russian politics has long been performance art. But now it is turning into a comic opera.
Lawmakers in the lower house of Russia's parliament have voted for a bill that critics say could be used to block information critical of the government or government officials.
Russia says Ukraine's failure to agree with separatists on implementing a peace deal is "alarming."
Ukrainian security officials have now identified eight active Russian generals as being in command positions of the separatist military forces in eastern Ukraine.
The trial of Ukrainian pilot and parliament member Nadia Savchenko, who has been jailed in Russia since July 2014, may start within weeks, her lawyer said.
Israel is seeing the biggest influx of Russian immigrants since the 1990s. Most of them are educated Muscovites bitterly disillusioned with their country's leadership.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said a lasting nuclear deal with Iran has "never been closer."
Malaysia told the United Nations Security Council July 2 it plans to push for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.