Authorities are investigating a bomb threat made to a Moscow-bound Aeroflot flight that took off from New York Wednesday night and was diverted to Iceland, New York FBI spokesman Peter Donald said.
The Russian government shares many of the U.S. concerns about the continuing violence in Syria, but Moscow is reluctant to embrace Washington's proposals to solve them because it is wary of its motives, experts say.
Diana Magnay looks at a novel idea to get 40 winks during a layover.
Many observers point to Moscow's close ties with Damascus going back to the 1950s as a reason for Russia now acting to defend the al-Assad regime in Syria against its many internal and external opponents.
Police detained about 40 gay-rights activists in Moscow on Sunday, alleging they attempted to hold an unauthorized demonstration during Moscow gay pride events, the police press service said.
An anti-government protest in Moscow turned violent Sunday, with some demonstrators clashing with police after they veered off their agreed-upon route.
More than 250 are arrested at an anti-government protest that turns violent in Moscow. CNN's Phil Black reports.
More than 100 people were detained in Moscow on Sunday after taking part in a protest against state television programming, police said.
Moscow police arrested three protesters Saturday, including leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov, who has openly criticized Vladimir Putin's recent election to a six-year term as Russia's president.
The Russian spring may have been postponed this year, both on and offline.
As protesters gather in Moscow to call for fair elections, CNN's Phil Black explains why they are so angry.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in Moscow, braving bitterly cold weather to demand fair elections after what they claim were rigged results earlier this month that returned Vladimir Putin's party to power.
Tens of thousands of Russians turned out in central Moscow and across the country Saturday to protest what they believe were rigged parliamentary elections.
A major rally is under way in Moscow, and protests are planned for other Russian cities, amid anger at recent elections.
CNN talks with one iReporter who shares her video from the protests in Moscow after recent elections.
Police launched a criminal probe Wednesday into an arson attempt at a Moscow synagogue earlier this week, a police statement said.
More than 30 people were arrested Saturday in central Moscow during the sixth attempt by gay rights groups to hold a parade in the city.
Moscow has been chosen as the venue for this year's international figure skating championship, to take place in April, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced Thursday at the start of a Russian cabinet meeting.
Moscow is a city defined by its scale.
A "small-scale blast" occurred Wednesday at a Moscow public transportation stop, but there were no injuries or fatalities, officials said.
The explosion in Moscow's Domodedovo airport, which killed 35 people and injured 110 on Monday, has brought home to Russians once again their vulnerability before a shadowy terrorist network that apparently can strike at will deep in the Russian heartland.
The horrific suicide bombing at the Moscow airport's arrival area that killed 35 and wounded more than 150 is yet another gruesome reminder that the tactic of suicide terrorism shows no signs of diminishing.
The bombing of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport that killed 35 and wounded 152 was not the first of its kind in Russia.
CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at the layout of the targeted airport in Moscow and why so many people were vunerable.
Airports around the world are likely to boost security checks in the wake of Monday's deadly bombing in Moscow, experts say.
Tensions ran high as an ice storm left passengers stranded at Moscow's major airports. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Hundreds of Russians hit the streets of Moscow on Sunday, rallying to promote peace and equality in response to a rash of ethnic violence and unrest, state-run media reported.
A man suspected of killing a migrant from Kyrgyzstan and leading recent riots that drew thousands in Moscow has been arrested, state media reported.
Police arrested more than 200 people in downtown Moscow Wednesday and seized weapons in a bid to prevent clashes between ethnic Russians and members of Caucasus ethnic groups, Russian news agencies reported.
Police have released more than 60 soccer fans detained Saturday in downtown Moscow riots that injured 29 people, an interior department spokesman said Sunday, according to state-run media.
At least two people were killed and 48 others injured Saturday when a Russian passenger plane skidded off a runway after an emergency landing in Moscow.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the outrage fueled by the savage beating of a reporter in Moscow outside his home.
In a no-surprise vote, the Moscow City legislature approved a handpicked Kremlin loyalist for the post of the new Moscow Mayor on Thursday.
The former mayor of Moscow speaks to CNN's Matthew Chance about why he thinks he was fired.
Moscow's former mayor has launched a stinging rebuke of the Russian president, just weeks after being unceremoniously dismissed from office by the Kremlin.
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.
Long-time Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov accused President Dmitry Medvedev of leading Russia back into Stalinism a day before he was sacked, a letter in a Russian magazine showed Wednesday.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on how and why the Kremlin has dismissed Moscow's mayor.
CNN's Matthew Chance explains why leaders are meeting in Russia over the future of the Arctic.
Five suspected militants and one policeman were killed during a special anti-terrorism operation Saturday morning in the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian state media said.
A leader of an Islamist terror network, who was suspected of masterminding the March subway attacks in Moscow, was killed over the weekend, state-owned media said.
Moscow, Russia, authorities have cut the daily sales hours for beverages with more than 15 percent alcohol, making it illegal to buy such beverages in stores between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m., according to Russian state-run news agency RIA-Novosti.
Meteorologists warn smoke will return to Moscow and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin joins fire fighting efforts.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on continuing poor air conditions and heat in Moscow.
The mortality rate in Moscow, Russia, has "doubled recently" because of an extended streak of heat and smog, Andrei Seltsovsky, the head of the city health department, told Russian news agencies Monday.
CNN's Matthew Chance shows us how bad the smoke has gotten in Moscow, as Russia suffers from heat-related wildfires.
Moscow remained under a blanket of dense fog Friday as wildfires covering large swathes of western Russia continued to burn.
Russian authorities arrested at least 135 opposition protesters, including a leading Kremlin critic, at rallies demanding freedom of assembly, state media said.
Besieged by a heat wave, Moscow, Russia, surpassed the century mark Thursday for the first time in recorded history.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the second female suicide bomber believed to have attacked Moscow's subway.
Three men involved in the Moscow subway bombings in March were killed when they fought back during an attempt to arrest them, the director of the Federal Security Service told the Russian president Thursday.
A judge in several high-profile cases was gunned down Monday as he walked out of his apartment to go to work, officials said.
Today, President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev signed a treaty fixing a ceiling for each country of 1,550 nuclear warheads and 700 deployed nuclear delivery vehicles.
On the day a suicide bomber killed two police officers in the Russian republic of Ingushetia, a leading independent journalist in Moscow said the Kremlin will never defeat terrorism if it does not end corruption in law enforcement agencies.
A suicide bomber killed two officers and wounded four others outside a police station in the Russian republic of Ingushetia Monday, authorities said.
CNN's Matthew Chance visits the Moscow subway the day after the suicide attack that killed dozens of people.
Russian investigators combing two subway stations attacked by female suicide bombers think Chechen rebels may have been behind the rush-hour strike that killed dozens of people.
Officials say 38 people were killed and 65 wounded in a subway blasts in Moscow carried out by female suicide bombers.
Moscow's mayor talks about the fatal bombings at two city subway stations.
Monday's bomb attacks on the Moscow subway bear the hallmarks of an operation carried out by female Chechen suicide bombers called "Black Widows," according to security analysts.
Security expert Will Geddes discusses the Moscow subway bombings.
In a high-profile court case, a Moscow police officer was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing two people and injuring seven in a drunken shooting rampage at a supermarket last year.
The death toll from last month's Russian nightclub inferno rose to 154, state-run media reported Saturday.
Moscow police have detained a number of anti-government opposition demonstrators following an unsanctioned protest in a downtown square just hours before the New Year.
St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, with its colorful onion domes, is an architectural icon. And now you can eat it.
Jews celebrate Hanukah in Moscow, which once served as the capital of Soviet-era religious oppression.
A fire blamed on fireworks tore through a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm, killing 102 people.
Police questioned an owner and a manager of a Russian nightclub Saturday after the alleged misuse of fireworks caused an explosion that killed more than 100 people.
Russian and U.S officials are meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow to discuss a replacement pact for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I, which is expiring in December.
Police crack down on gay pride march in Moscow, Russia. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
Russian supermodel and actress, Natalia Vodianova takes you on a tour of her hometown, Moscow.
The domes of Moscow's fairytale churches aren't the only things in the city that glitter gold. In recent years the global commodities boom swelled the ranks of the nouveau-riche "New Russians," whose wealth, and eagerness to dispose of it, has helped build a "New Moscow."
Chris Helmbrecht is a 37-year-old German who lived in New York and Spain before moving to Moscow nearly six years ago. He runs an advertising agency and also writes Moscow Blog, a lifestyle blog about the city.
A Boeing 737 with 69 people aboard landed safely Saturday after making an emergency landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, an airport spokeswoman and Russia's Interfax news agency said.
A jury in Moscow on Thursday acquitted three men charged with involvement on the murder of independent journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Police detained 90 people Sunday at an unsanctioned political opposition rally organized by former chess champion Garry Kasparov, the Moscow police press service said.
Seven members of a skinhead gang convicted over 20 racially motivated killings and 12 other violent attacks, will hear their sentences in a Moscow court Thursday, according to Russian media.
Viewpoint: The attempt to poison a leading human-rights lawyer may be the latest on a dispiriting list of blatantly political assassination attempts
A Moscow court on Monday convicted 12 teenage boys and a man of committing a series of vicious ethnic attacks, including the murder of a chess champion who was a member of Russia's Yakut ethnic group
A Navy ship loaded with humanitarian aid was on its way to Georgia on Wednesday, as the Bush administration prepared to roll out a $1 billion economic aid package
What the lopsided conflict is teaching military strategists, policymakers and soldiers about fighting wars
Young women in bright miniskirts and high heels line up to sell themselves in the dingy back streets throughout the Russian capital. Moscow's illegal flesh markets are flourishing, with up to 30 women at each pickup point, or tochka, standing in order of price for the night.
A Defense Department report warns of the possibility that exotic drugs or implants could create a fearsome new enemy
Football fans gathered in Moscow and bars around the world to watch the first all-English European Champions League final.
Here's a news flash: Some of you may not be Manchester United or Chelsea fans.
Security worries and concerns over the state of the pitch are dominating the build-up to Wednesday's all-English Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea in Moscow.
English football fans hoping to travel to Moscow for this month's Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea face spiraling costs and an anxious wait for visas amid a simmering diplomatic row between the UK and Russia.
The Soviet Union may be in the dustbin of history, but there's one place the socialist utopia lives on: cyberspace.
Upcoming DNA test results on bone fragments found in Russia last year could prove that none of Czar Nicholas II's family escaped execution in the Bolshevik Revolution
Reputed arms dealer Viktor Bout was one of those names in Moscow -- we had heard of him off and on for a while, and had heard of his reputation in the shady underworld of illegal arms deals -- but it was a mystery as to where he was.
A row over a ban on an exhibition of art loaned from Russia has been resolved after Britain brought forward laws that will protect the paintings from seizure.
In the latest sign of tense relations between Moscow and London, Russian officials have pulled an art exhibition that was supposed to travel to Britain next month, a Russian museum director told CNN on Wednesday.
Could the Russian title be heading out of Moscow for the first time since 1995?
The Cold War lives on in this wooded corner of New Jersey under golden onion-shaped domes of a Russian Orthodox church.
Barcelona have reached an agreement to sell Argentine striker Maxi Lopez to FK Moscow for two million euros ($2.70 million), the Primera Liga side has said.
The posh Neva Express train, favored by senior officials and business people, was blown up by a homemade bomb in the Novgorod area en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg
An explosion derailed several cars on a Russian passenger train traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg late Monday, injuring at least 27 people, officials said
London expels four diplomats to protest lack of cooperation in the Litvenenko case. But things aren't as simple as they were during the Cold War
Putin looks to deliver on his promise of an "energy empire" by claiming vast swaths of hydrocarbon-rich polar territory
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