Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Monday a national day of mourning in the wake of devastating, raging floodwaters that tore through streets in the southern part of the country and killed more than 170 people, Russian media reported.
Vowing to crackdown on a new wave of anti-government protests, President Alexander Lukashenko warned Sunday in Minsk there will be "no color revolution" scenarios in Belarus, the nation he has ruled with an iron fist since 1994, the official Belarusian Telegraph Company reported.
A passenger jet flying from Moscow to Grozny made an unexpected landing Sunday more than halfway through the trip after an anonymous call warned that an explosive device was on board, a transportation official told state-run media.
An apparent accidental explosion rattled the nerves of residents in the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz, in North Ossetia, on Saturday, just two days after a deadly attack at a city market, Russian media reported.
Acclaimed Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev, who has been charged with sexually abusing a teen-aged boy in Thailand, will continue his concert schedule but will return to that country to appear in court, the musician's spokeswoman said Thursday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived Thursday in Dagestan to hold talks with regional political leaders and government officials following this week's bomb blasts in Moscow and car bombings in the southern Russian republic.
A Russian cargo ship with about 30 crew members aboard was in danger of sinking off Russia's eastern coast while stormy weather interfered with rescue efforts, state-run Itar-Tass news agency said Friday.
Four police officers were killed Sunday by a suicide explosion in the center of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, the Russian state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing police at the scene of the attack.
Former Soviet state Georgia Wednesday accused Moscow of "harassment" for allegedly shooting down of one its spy planes, escalating tensions between the two countries ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting.
A doomsday cult leader whose followers are barricaded inside a cave in southern Russia will be taken to the site in an attempt to secure the release of several children, according to a government official.
Members of a doomsday cult are refusing to leave their hideout in a cave in southern Russia in spite of intervention from their leader, a government official said Friday, adding pressure to a stand-off with the authorities that one side believes will only end with the apocalypse.