Participants at the second World Congress of Crimean Tatars have condemned Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, as the gathering opened in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on August 1.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a major archaeological site in Crimea to be placed under federal control following disagreements over the appointment of the site's director.
Moscow is planning to step up measures to block "extremist propaganda" on the Internet as part of its fight against Islamic State (IS) recruitment and radicalization.
The Kremlin says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with his U.S. and Saudi Arabian counterparts, John Kerry and Adel al-Jubeir, during a visit to Qatar on August 2 and August 3.
New research indicates a pivotal moment in European history may have hinged on a French surgeon and a pioneering treatment for his Russian patient.
Host Russia remained unbeaten in the synchronized swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the world championships July 31.
Some western Alaska Natives can again travel to Russia's Chukotka region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was revived in mid-July.
The Russian Orthodox Church's bid to take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral is creating a controversy.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has vowed retaliation against the United States for expanded sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
President Francois Hollande has denied claims by Moscow that France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two Mistral warships.
A court in Kazakhstan's northern city of Petropavlovsk has sentenced a man to three years in jail for "inciting interethnic hatred and discord via the Internet."
The epicenter of the Ukraine conflict has shifted from the battlefield to political maneuvers over the future of Donbas. So who has the advantage?