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.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired the long-standing mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov on Tuesday, saying he had lost the confidence of the president, according to a statement posted on the Kremlin's website.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired the long-standing mayor of Moscow, saying he has lost confidence in the latter's ability to run the city, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
The presidents of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan held a quartet meeting in Russia's southern Black Sea resort of Sochi Wednesday, where they discussed the international battle against terror and the war on drugs, as well as economic issues, according to the Kremlin.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit the United States from June 22 through 24 at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, according to statements from both the White House and the Kremlin. The two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting at the White House on June 24.
Millions of Russians have been poring over once secret documents relating to the 1940 execution of nearly 22,000 Polish officers by the Soviet secret police.
The world's largest country by land mass is challenging time: This weekend, Russia is cutting the number of its time zones from 11 to 9.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on Russia cutting back and getting rid of two of its time zones.
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refuses to concede defeat in Ukraine's presidential election and plans to demand a recount in some districts, officials from her party, Bloc Tymoshenko, said Tuesday.
Smartphone cameras are pretty basic. Often they won't zoom. They don't have aperture settings. Usually there's no flash.
Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska crashed out of the Kremlin Cup after she slipped to a straight sets, 6-3 6-3, defeat to Russian Maria Kirilenko in Moscow.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic overcame a determined challenge from Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan before taking her place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Two sentences inscribed above the refurbished entrance hall of Moscow's Kurskaya metro station are causing great agitation for survivors of Russian labor camps.Yuri Fidelgoldsh, who had five ribs removed after imprisonment six decades ago, is one of the offended survivors.
Whether or not it had anything more dangerous than a cargo of timber on board, cargo ship Arctic Sea, which was found Monday after vanishing for two weeks, certainly carries the answers to an intriguing maritime mystery.
Any attempt to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky -- once Russia's richest man, now its most famous inmate -- must follow standard procedure, including an admission of guilt, the nation's president said Sunday.
Russia will allow the United States to ship weapons across its territory to Afghanistan, Kremlin spokesman Alex Pavlov said Friday.
From white-bearded monks and babushka-clad women to top Kremlin officials, thousands of people turned out to pay final respects Tuesday to the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexy II.
Thousands of mourners say farewell to the Russian Orthodox Church leader, Patriarch Alexy II. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
An accident that killed 20 people on a new Russian nuclear submarine was caused by a malfunctioning fire safety system that spewed out chemicals, according to an initial investigation, officials said Sunday.
CNN's Matthew Chance is in Moscow, where the Kremlin offers a cool reception to Barack Obama's victory.
They amassed some of the world's biggest fortunes in the wild privatizations of Russia's post-Soviet chaos and the oil boom that followed. Now some of Russia's richest men are facing the choice of losing some of their empires or pleading at the Kremlin's doors for a bailout.
The last czar and his family were victims of political repression, Russia's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, formally restoring the Romanov name and furthering a Kremlin effort to encourage patriotism by celebrating the country's czarist past
A Russian journalist died Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained the night before -- the second Russian journalist fatally gunned down this week.
A leading critic of Kremlin-backed leaders in the Russian republic of Ingushetia was fatally shot Sunday while being taken to a police precinct by officers, Reporters without Borders said.
Georgian Deputy PM Giorgi Baramidze condemns Russia over the allegedly shooting down of a spy drone.
The Soviet Union may be in the dustbin of history, but there's one place the socialist utopia lives on: cyberspace.
Election authorities placed some of the ballot booths for Khotkovo in a psychiatric hospital. At least it insured a turnout
A new movie portrays Russian President Vladimir Putin as a heartthrob. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
Russia's Central Election Commission disqualified one of Kremlin's critics from the country's presidential election Sunday, claiming that the signatures collected for his nominating petitions were forged, the state news agency said Sunday.
A pro-Kremlin youth movement said it will distribute fliers Monday accusing the United States of planning to incite "thieves and traitors" to rebel across Russia
Elena Dementieva shrugged off the loss of the opening set to outplay Serena Williams to claim the Kremlin Cup title in Moscow for the first time on Sunday.
Serena Williams raced into the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow with a straight sets 7-5 6-4 victory over Tatiana Perebiynis on Thursday.
Russia's Vera Zvonareva pulled off a big upset on Wednesday as she beat sixth-seed Amelie Mauresmo of France in their Kremlin Cup opener.
TIME meets with Putin's spokesman to talk about the enigmatic Russian president, politics, press freedom and the upcoming elections.
When the Kremlin came for billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil company, he fought back and found himself in a Siberian prison. When it came for billionaire Mikhail Gutseriyev's oil company, he agreed to sell and went into hiding to avoid arrest.
Russian prosecutors said on Monday they had detained 10 suspects in the murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya, but that the killing was masterminded from abroad by anti-Kremlin forces trying to discredit Russia.
Exiled Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky fled Britain three weeks ago after British police warned the controversial Kremlin critic that there was a plot to execute him, a spokesperson said.
Russia has reiterated its dismay at Britain's decision to expel four of its diplomats and is preparing a "targeted" response "very soon," the foreign ministry says.
Britain is to expel four Russian diplomats in protest over Moscow's refusal to extradite a key suspect in the poisoning of a former KGB agent.
Stocks fell Friday as the biggest public offering in five years failed to excite investors still nervous over rising bond yields.
Russia has staged a remarkable comeback in recent years. Gone are the days, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when the Kremlin depended on Western handouts to keep its fragile economy afloat.
Andrei Lugovoi -- the man British authorities accuse of poisoning a former Russian spy in London last year -- told reporters Thursday he wasn't behind the ex-KGB agent's murder, but speculated the British government may have been.
British prosecutors seek extradition of a Russian suspect in the murder of an ex-KGB man. But the Kremlin is balking
Hundreds of anti-Kremlin protesters crowded the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, Sunday and clashed with riot police a day after similar demonstrations in Moscow.
Russian riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally Saturday against President Vladimir Putin's government, which opponents accuse of rolling back freedoms.
Russia will refuse to extradite any suspects in the radioactive poisoning death of a former spy and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin to Britain, the country's top prosecutor has said.
The deepening mystery surrounding the death of the former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko has been widely covered around the world.
While doctors scrambled to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service again denied its involvement, arguing "such steps are not in our interest," a Russian official told Russian news agency Interfax.
Doctors are still trying to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned, but they have discounted suspicions that the toxic metal thallium was used, hospital officials said Tuesday.
The Washington Post says Americans flatter themselves that they are the root of all planetary evil. In the case of Iraq however, an editorial in the paper suggests the root problem lies with the Iraqis themselves, and their political culture.
Top seed Nikolay Davydenko beat Davis Cup team-mate Marat Safin 6-4 5-7 6-4 in the all-Russian Kremlin Cup final on Sunday to complete a unique double for the host country.
Top seed Amelie Mauresmo joined Russian trio Elena Dementieva, Nadia Petrova and Anna Chakvetadze in the Kremlin Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.
Exactly two years ago, I sat in a Moscow courtroom and watched one era in Russian capitalism end. Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky glumly sat in a cage and awaited the verdict he and everyone else in the courtroom knew was a foregone conclusion: a long Siberian prison sentence, and the dismemberment of Yukos, once Russia's biggest and most-respected firm.
Surrounded by traders chattering in Russian and staring at screens displaying the latest action on the Moscow bourse, the biggest foreign fund manager in Russia is plotting his next move.
Vice President Dick Cheney is in Eastern Europe, where he angered Russian officials with a speech that accused President Vladimir Putin of backsliding on democracy and trying to intimidate its neighbors.
EVER SINCE A TEAM OF Goldman Sachs economists coined the term "BRIC" in 2003--for Brazil, Russia, India, and China--this group of emerging-market countries has assumed greater importance in the int...
Ukraine could accept a Russian compromise deal in a dispute over natural gas supply prices, but more talks are needed, a spokesman for the Ukrainian prime minister is reported to have said.
Third seed Mary Pierce has pulled out of the Zurich Open after suffering a right thigh strain on her way to winning the Kremlin Cup last week.
Second seed Amelie Mauresmo has made an ignominious exit from the Kremlin Cup at the hands of Italy's Francesca Schiavone.
Top seed Maria Sharapova was lucky to reach the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals after her second round opponent Anna-Lena Groenefeld retired with an ankle injury while leading 6-1 4-2.
Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has pulled out of next week's Kremlin Cup with a knee injury, organisers have said.
It is being heralded as the biggest buyout in Russian corporate history.
The Moscow court reading the verdict in the trial of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky indicated he could receive a lighter sentence than originally sought, according to news reports.
Judges in the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky say the Russian oil magnate committed crimes under all seven of charges he faces, including tax evasion, Russia's Interfax news agency reports.
Judges in the trial of Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Monday he had committed tax evasion and other serious offences.
WESTERN OIL EXECUTIVES WERE watching closely as former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khordokovsky took it on the chin in his long-running trial for fraud and tax evasion. But they told themselves that what hap...
The Russian Prosecutor General's office says it plans to present new charges -- including one of money-laundering -- against former top managers of the Yukos oil company.
The decision to postpone the verdict in the trial of jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky could have been taken to spare President Vladimir Putin's embarrassment, defense lawyers have said.
Volatility always spells investment opportunity, and the global oil market still offers plenty of both. Most energy stocks have already enjoyed a good run, but the risks to the global oil supply, r...
Russia's parliament has given initial support to a proposed new anti-terrorism law that has raised fears among its critics that it could lead to an abuse of people's rights.
Stretching his feet through the bars of his cage, Mikhail Khodorkovsky rarely looks up from the book he's reading on the history of authoritarianism in Russia. The former CEO of Russia's largest oi...
Teachers and students have returned to school in Beslan, two weeks after a deadly terrorist siege left more than 300 adults and children dead.
President Vladimir Putin has agreed to a parliamentary investigation in an apparent response to public criticism over last week's deadly school hostage siege.
Chechens this weekend are choosing a replacement for their assassinated president -- the Kremlin hoping the vote will bring some stability to a region racked by a decade of violence.
The Kremlin-controlled Russian Duma has approved Russian President Vladimir Putin's choice for prime minister, Mikhail Fradkov.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has named European Union envoy Mikhail Fradkov as his candidate for prime minister, Interfax news agency says.
Royce Holland is CEO and co-founder of Allegiance Telecom, a competitive local exchange carrier providing voice, data, and Internet service to businesses. He started the Dallas company two years ag...
Xenophobia has made a comeback in Soviet political debate, even as the Kremlin pushes a plan to at least double the price of many consumer goods. Once loquacious foreigners have grown tight-lipped,...
THE SOVIET ECONOMY and chaos,'' growled an irate Muscovite as he slammed back a shot of black-market vodka, chasing it with a piece of bread his wife had spent 20 minutes in line that morning to bu...
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