A court in Russia's North Caucasus has sentenced a Daghestani Islamic cleric to prison on terrorism charges.
Ivan the Terrible was the first ruler to be called the "Tsar of All the Russias," but not all Russians today agree on the legacy of the 16th-century monarch.
Moscow supports the idea of creating an armed Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) police mission in eastern Ukraine but cast doubt that such a force could be formed soon.
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the upper chamber of Russia's parliament has approved legislation suspending a Russia-U.S. agreement on the disposal of plutonium.
Fighting has resumed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, a day after the end of a 72-hour "humanitarian" cease-fire that had been declared by Damascus and its main ally, Russia.
Russian police have killed two people suspected of carrying explosives in a vehicle after a shoot-out in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, according to Russian media reports.
Syrian activists report that fierce fighting in Aleppo has brought an end to a three-day cease-fire in the city that had been declared by Syria's government and its main ally, Russia.
Legislation making its way through Russia's parliament aims to prevent parents from giving kids unusual names.
A Syrian opposition member described to RFE/RL on October 21 the situation around what the Syrian government had said would be a "safe corridor" in Aleppo's rebel-held eastern sections.
(RFE/RL's Radio Farda)
Russia has asked several U.S. states for permission to send observers to polling places on November 8 to monitor voting in the presidential and legislative elections, but at least three states have said "no."
A hacker group from China and Russia claimed responsibility for a massive cyberattack that caused outages on popular websites from the U.S. east coast to Europe and Asia on October 21.
A United Nations inquiry has found Syrian government forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack.