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Two Pussy Riot members flee Russia to 'recruit foreign feminists'updated: Mon Aug 27 2012 20:27:00

Two members of the female punk rock band Pussy Riot have fled Russia, the group said.

Mosque shooting, suicide bombing hit Russia's Caucasus regionupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 12:16:00

At least six people were wounded when two masked men opened fire inside a mosque in Russia's North Caucasus region Saturday night, Russian officials said Sunday.

Plane to Moscow diverted after bomb scareupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 13:47:00

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 new celebrities of the Olympic gamesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 11:50:00

Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte, and Missy Franklin are the breakout stars at the 2012 games. Showbiz Tonight has more.

Five things to watch at the Olympics on Saturdayupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 11:50:00

Track and field competition revs up on Saturday, but not before swimmers -- among them, the most decorated Olympian of all time -- make one final splash in the pool. Here are five things to look for Saturday at the 2012 London Games:

Bloodshed rises in major cities as Syrian regime turns to Russia for fiscal aidupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 05:00:00

Carnage from the Syrian civil war mounted across the country Saturday, including in the nation's capital in the south and the key metropolis in the northwest, opposition activists said.

Shots fired as Russia detains Chinese fishing shipsupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 08:54:00

The Russian coast guard seized two Chinese vessels and detained 36 fishermen Tuesday after they were allegedly found fishing in Russian-controlled waters in the Sea of Japan, according to state media

Russian views on Syria more nuanced than they may appearupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 05:49:00

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.

Russia suspends new arms shipments to Syriaupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 19:46:00

Russia will not deliver new weapons to Syria so long as the situation in that country is unstable, an official at the body in charge of monitoring Russia's arms trade said Monday, state media reported.

Death toll climbing in Russia floodsupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 19:55:00

CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney and meteorologist Tom Sater report the latest on devastating flooding in Russia.

Scores killed in Russia floodingupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 01:32:00

At least 141 people have died as floodwaters surge through southern Russia's Krasnodar region, state-run media reported Sunday, citing Russia's Interior Ministry.

Clinton slams Russia, China over Syriaupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 21:43:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lambasted Russia and China on Friday for blocking efforts to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has lost a key general to defection.

US, Russia battle over weapons to Syriaupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 09:44:00

The United States and Russia have strong disagreements over who is providing arms in Syria. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

How to sleep during your layoverupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 06:48:00

Diana Magnay looks at a novel idea to get 40 winks during a layover.

SI.com: Gabriele Marcotti: Three thoughts from Greece-Russiaupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 21:25:00

Three thoughts after Greece's 1-0 win over Russia ...

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Czech Republic, Greece move to quarters after Day 9updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 18:54:00

The phrase "a turn up for the books" came about to describe a bookmaker's good fortune when an unbacked horse won a race, but Saturday's Group A action could be the definition to serve future generations. At the start of the day Russia -- by an easy consensus the strongest team in the group -- topped a table propped up by Greece, with the much-fancied Poland just a point behind Czech Republic in the middle. By its end, the Czechs had moved to the top of the group and progressed with a negative goal difference, and Greece had beaten Russia to follow them through in second.

Russia, Poland exit Euro 2012 after dramatic Group A finaleupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 16:55:00

The highly-fancied Russia team and co-hosts Poland crashed out of Euro 2012 on Saturday as the Czech Republic and Greece became the first nations to secure quarterfinal berths.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Euro 2012 Day 5: Poland and Russia clash; Czech Rep. restores hopeupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 17:52:00

It was a day of howling sirens, blood-spattered pavement and the menacing thump of baton on riot shield as the warnings of violence before Poland's game with Russia proved to be distressingly accurate. As 5,000 Russians marched through Warsaw to celebrate their country's national day, they clashed with Polish hooligans. Police water cannons, tear gas, auditory grenades and 56 arrests were required to restore order.

Soccer Live: Day Fiveupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 17:23:00

CNN's live-blogging coverage of the Euro 2012 Group A matches between Greece and Czech Republic and co-hosts Poland and Russia.

Russia win as co-hosts Poland are heldupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 17:19:00

Russia emerged as genuine contenders for football's European crown with a thumping 4-1 win over Czech Republic after co-hosts Poland and 2004 champions Greece had opened the tournament with a dramatic 1-1 draw in Warsaw.

Russia, China and partners call for non-intervention in Syria, Iranupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 06:50:00

The heads of state of Russia, China and four Central Asian partner nations signed a statement Thursday opposing outside intervention in Syria and Iran.

The Moscow-Damascus alliance: A tangled taleupdated: Mon May 28 2012 06:56:00

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: About 40 gay-rights activists detained in Moscowupdated: Sun May 27 2012 10:56:00

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.

Russia test-fires missile amid tensions over NATO defense shield announcementupdated: Wed May 23 2012 09:24:00

Russia test-fired a ballistic missile Wednesday, a move that comes amid tensions about a recent NATO announcement that it placed an interim missile defense shield in Europe.

Russia foils 2014 Winter Olympics terror plot, state media reportsupdated: Thu May 10 2012 09:17:00

Russia's security service says it has foiled a plot to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, state media reported Thursday.

Anti-Putin protesters clash with police; more than 250 arrestedupdated: Sun May 06 2012 22:36:00

An anti-government protest in Moscow turned violent Sunday, with some demonstrators clashing with police after they veered off their agreed-upon route.

Protesters clash with police in Moscowupdated: Sun May 06 2012 22:36:00

More than 250 are arrested at an anti-government protest that turns violent in Moscow. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Russian general raises idea of pre-emptive strike against missile shieldupdated: Sat May 05 2012 05:53:00

With talks deadlocked between the United States and Russia over plans to deploy a missile defense shield in Europe, a top Russian general raised the possibility of a possible pre-emptive strike against launch sites if a deal could not be reached.

Report: 17 killed in Russia market fireupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 14:58:00

An early-morning fire at a market in southern Moscow killed at least 17 people Tuesday, Russia RIA Novosti news agency said.

More than 100 people detained in opposition rally in Moscowupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 17:06:00

More than 100 people were detained in Moscow on Sunday after taking part in a protest against state television programming, police said.

Leftist leader among protesters arrested in Moscowupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 12:30:00

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.

Suicide bomber kills 4 officers at police post in southwest Russiaupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 16:56:00

A woman blew herself up at a police post in Russia's southwestern republic of Dagestan, killing four officers and wounding two more, the state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.

Despite protests, Russian spring still distant dreamupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 07:50:00

The Russian spring may have been postponed this year, both on and offline.

What does Vladimir Putin's return mean for Russia?updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 21:27:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he has won Russia's presidential election, restoring the former KGB officer to the office he held for eight years before term limits forced him to step down in 2008.

Vladimir Putin: Popular but polarizing figure in Russiaupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 07:17:00

No politician in Russia can draw a crowd like Vladimir Putin.

Russia's 'Paris Hilton' turns politicalupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 11:11:00

Russia's socialite, former reality show star Kseniya Sobchak, uses her fame to enter the political arena.

CNNMoney: Billions at stake as Russia backs Syriaupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 16:15:00

Russia's controversial stance in the Syrian crisis has left many wondering what Moscow stands to gain by backing the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian activists are 'blaming Russia'updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 09:23:00

CNN's Ivan Watson explains why those opposed to Bashar al-Assad are so angry with Russia for blocking a U.N. resolution.

Why China, Russia won't condemn Syrian regimeupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 08:57:00

As international leaders express outrage over mass killings in Syria -- and lament the inability to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing the Syrian regime -- questions linger about the two countries behind the impasse.

Russia, China veto U.N. action on Syria; opposition group calls for strikeupdated: Sat Feb 04 2012 21:36:00

As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the Syrian regime, a U.N. Security Council draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted Saturday after veto-wielding members Russia and China voted against it.

U.N. Security Council debates Syria as violence ragesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 20:44:00

Arab and Western diplomats spoke in support Tuesday of a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, while representatives from Russia and China slammed it as meddlesome.

Quake strikes southeastern Russiaupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 12:47:00

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck a sparsely populated region of southeastern Russia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Thousands expected in Moscow protestupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 17:55:00

As protesters gather in Moscow to call for fair elections, CNN's Phil Black explains why they are so angry.

Protesters take to Moscow streets, calling for fair elections updated: Sat Dec 24 2011 17:55:00

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.

Social networking booming in Egypt, Russia, survey findsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 11:47:00

People in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much as women do.

Russia's protesters have tough taskupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 10:00:00

Fareed Zakaria discusses the recent protests in Russia and the tough uphill climb they face to produce change in Moscow.

Russia offers new U.N. resolution on Syriaupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 17:05:00

Russia's new draft for a Security Council resolution on the Syrian crisis is "insufficient" but could be improved, Germany's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

Medvedev orders probe into elections, site saysupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 11:17:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for a probe into allegations of vote fraud in recent parliamentary elections, according to a post on his Facebook page Sunday.

Protests erupt in Russia over electionsupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 20:11:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on protesters in Russia who are angry over alleged vote fraud in recent elections.

"Putin Out," Russian protesters chantupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 14:35:00

Tens of thousands of Russians turned out in central Moscow and across the country Saturday to protest what they believe were rigged parliamentary elections.

Thousands gather for Moscow protestupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 14:35:00

A major rally is under way in Moscow, and protests are planned for other Russian cities, amid anger at recent elections.

Russians plan mass protest for Saturdayupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 13:49:00

Not backing down from their accusations that their country's parliamentary elections were rigged, thousands of Russian protesters planned a massive demonstration for Saturday.

iReporter joins protests in Moscowupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 15:48:00

CNN talks with one iReporter who shares her video from the protests in Moscow after recent elections.

Demonstrators, police clash in Russiaupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 05:58:00

Riot police face off against opposition protesters in Moscow. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Fraud claims in Russia electionupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 10:29:00

Political analyst Maria Lipman tells CNN's Natalie Allen about allegations of fraud in Russia's elections.

'Devastating' drug gains popularity in Russiaupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:51:00

They don't call it being "sent to Siberia" for nothing.

'Devastating' drug big in Russiaupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:51:00

VICE goes to Russia where a new drug called krokodil is gaining popularity, and its effects on addicts are devastating.

Report: Russia and China are top thieves of U.S. technologyupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 23:30:00

For the first time, the United States is publicly accusing China and Russia of being the top offenders in the theft of U.S. economic and technology information, according to an intelligence report released Thursday.

Travel the Trans-Siberian into the heart of Mother Russiaupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 06:43:00

Considered one of the greatest train journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian railway is a voyage into the heart and soul of Mother Russia.

Court convicts Ukraine's former prime ministerupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 14:07:00

A Ukrainian court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of authority for signing gas contracts with Russia and sentenced her Tuesday to seven years in prison.

Rampant Italy brush aside Russiaupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 07:31:00

Italy recorded the biggest Rugby World Cup win in their history on Tuesday as they crushed Russia 53-17 in Nelson, New Zealand.

U.S. rugby coach proud after beating Russia's Bearsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 11:50:00

U.S. coach Eddie O'Sullivan said he "couldn't be more proud" of his players after Thursday's hard-fought 13-6 victory over Russia at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Last surviving hockey player diesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:48:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports from Yaroslavl, Russia, as it mourns the loss of its hockey team.

Russia launches major new gas pipeline to Europe, bypasses Ukraineupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 05:17:00

At the height of a new round of quarreling between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas prices, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday launched a major pipeline that will start pumping gas to Western Europe next month, bypassing Ukraine.

Reports: 2 pilots killed in Russia fighter jet crashupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 01:48:00

Two Russian pilots aboard a MiG-31 fighter jet were killed when it crashed Tuesday, state media said.

Russia postpones new manned space station missionupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 12:16:00

The Russian space agency on Monday postponed the launch of a new manned mission to the International Space Station due to last week's accident in which an unmanned cargo craft was lost, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported.

News agency: Russia opposes calls for Syrian president to resignupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 08:41:00

Russia opposes U.S. and European leaders' calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign, Interfax news agency reported Friday, saying that the leader should get more time to implement reforms.

State media: Boat, barge collision kills at least 7 in Russiaupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 21:34:00

The death toll has risen to seven in a boat collision Sunday in the center of the Russian capital, state media reported.

Freedom and control in cyberspaceupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 13:53:00

Media activist Rebecca MacKinnon talks about the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace.

'Ice Wars' heating up the Arcticupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 22:15:00

On a small, floating piece of ice in the Beaufort Sea, several hundred miles north of Alaska, a group of scientists are documenting what some dub an "Arctic meltdown."

Authorities probe arson attempt at Moscow synagogueupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 12:12:00

Police launched a criminal probe Wednesday into an arson attempt at a Moscow synagogue earlier this week, a police statement said.

Criminal cases opened over sinking of Russian shipupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 13:41:00

Four people face criminal charges in connection with the sinking of a Russian ship Sunday in which scores of people died, federal investigators said Tuesday.

At least 55 dead, dozens missing after ship sinks in Russiaupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 12:44:00

At least 55 people are now known to have died when a ship sank with more than 200 people aboard on Russia's Volga River, state-run media reported Monday, citing the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

Plane crash in Russia kills at least 6updated: Mon Jul 11 2011 11:11:00

At least six people were killed and another three were seriously injured in a plane crash in western Siberia, a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry official told CNN Monday.

From the studio in downtown D.C., it's Russia on your radioupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 07:47:00

Jordan Hostetter doesn't know it, but he's a target. He's a young professional living in Washington, curious about international events and listens to the radio while driving to work -- just the kind of person Voice of Russia radio is trying to reach.

Kremlin broadcasts in Americaupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 07:47:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on Russia's attempt to improve its image in America by broadcasting in Washington.

Russia refuses to register liberal party; U.S. 'disappointed'updated: Wed Jun 22 2011 15:36:00

The United States is "disappointed" by the refusal of Russia's Ministry of Justice to register the liberal Party of People's Freedom on Wednesday, effectively barring it from participating in upcoming elections for the Russian assembly, or Duma, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement.

Fears of fast-spreading deadly fires like in 2010 arise in Russiaupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 20:42:00

Russia sent emergency fire-fighting aircraft over Siberia's Taiga forests and residential areas to battle 200 new wildfires raging over the past 24 hours, the Emergency Ministry said Saturday.

Russia unveils new 'bomb proof' toiletsupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 10:10:00

Officials in the Russian capital say new public toilets, to be introduced by the end of the year, will be virtually indestructible.

Amid E. coli outbreak, Putin says EU veggie ban remainsupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 02:39:00

Despite complaints from Europeans, Russia will keep intact its ban on vegetables from the European Union because of the outbreak of a rare strain of E. coli, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Russia bans fresh European produce, state media reportupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:51:00

Russia has announced a ban on fresh vegetable imports from the European Union in the wake of a deadly E. coli outbreak that has swept across parts of Europe, state media reported Thursday.

Dozens arrested in Moscow gay rights parade clashesupdated: Sat May 28 2011 16:31:00

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.

Russia threatens nuclear build-up over U.S. missile shieldupdated: Wed May 18 2011 12:05:00

Russia will need to speed up the development of its nuclear strike capabilities if the United States does not convince Moscow its missile defense system isn't aimed at Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

Russia kills al Qaeda militant who fought with Chechen rebelsupdated: Wed May 04 2011 13:15:00

Russian security forces have killed an al Qaeda emissary who fought alongside Chechen rebels, officials said Wednesday.

Top al Qaeda militant dies in Chechnyaupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 15:56:00

Chechen security agents have killed a top al Qaeda militant believed to responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Russia's Northern Caucasus region, officials announced Friday.

Breaking ice in Russiaupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 05:53:00

Matthew Chance is given an exclusive tour of a Russian ice breaker helping tankers navigate the frozen arctic.

Russia will host skating competition originally scheduled in Japanupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 10:18:00

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 tips from international correspondentupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 09:34:00

Moscow is a city defined by its scale.

Putin urges Biden on visa-free future between Russia, U.S.updated: Thu Mar 10 2011 14:57:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin proposed Thursday that his country and the United States abolish visas between them. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is visiting Moscow, responded that it was a good idea, according to Russia's state-run news agency.

Official: No injuries in 'small-scale' blast at Moscow transit stopupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 12:15:00

A "small-scale blast" occurred Wednesday at a Moscow public transportation stop, but there were no injuries or fatalities, officials said.

Energy prices set for roller-coaster ride as Russia weighs inupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 18:23:00

While he fell short of bluntly saying, "I told you so," Alexei Miller, arguably Russia's most powerful energy executive, warned the West that it may not be able to count on Mideast and North African energy supplies as it once did.

Russia: Expelled British reporter violated rulesupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 12:37:00

The British journalist expelled from Russia was denied entry when he came back to the country because "he violated a number of rules concerning the work of foreign correspondents," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website Tuesday.

Russia doesn't need 'lecturing,' Medvedev says at Davos forumupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 10:01:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told business and political leaders from around the world Wednesday that his nation is trying to modernize and recognizes it has work to do.

Russia's ballet revolutionupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 08:48:00

Ballet choreographer, Nacho Duato the first non-Russian for a century to take command of a major Russian ballet company.

Monita's blog: The art of balletupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 07:12:00

When I was eight, my mother enrolled me in ballet classes. I loved it. Every Saturday we would trek across town to the building that housed the big bright room with the large mirrors. We would sit in the waiting room with the other girls my age, all of us in our pink leotards and soft pink satin shoes, with our moms at our side.

Moscow bombing weakens Putin's standingupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 05:58:00

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.

Terror groups exploit the weak for suicide bombingsupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 16:59:00

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.

Landmark nuclear treaty passes Russia's lower houseupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 12:33:00

Russia's lower house of parliament ratified Tuesday a landmark nuclear disarmament treaty with the United States, the first such weapons pact in the post-Cold War era.

Why terrorists attack airportsupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 08:48:00

The bombing of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport that killed 35 and wounded 152 was not the first of its kind in Russia.

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