Two members of the female punk rock band Pussy Riot have fled Russia, the group said.
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.
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.
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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:
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.
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
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 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.
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney and meteorologist Tom Sater report the latest on devastating flooding in Russia.
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.
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.
The United States and Russia have strong disagreements over who is providing arms in Syria. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
Diana Magnay looks at a novel idea to get 40 winks during a layover.
Three thoughts after Greece's 1-0 win over Russia ...
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.
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.
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.
CNN's live-blogging coverage of the Euro 2012 Group A matches between Greece and Czech Republic and co-hosts Poland and Russia.
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.
The heads of state of Russia, China and four Central Asian partner nations signed a statement Thursday opposing outside intervention in Syria and Iran.
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.
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's security service says it has foiled a plot to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, state media reported Thursday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Russian spring may have been postponed this year, both on and offline.
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.
No politician in Russia can draw a crowd like Vladimir Putin.
Russia's socialite, former reality show star Kseniya Sobchak, uses her fame to enter the political arena.
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.
CNN's Ivan Watson explains why those opposed to Bashar al-Assad are so angry with Russia for blocking a U.N. resolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fareed Zakaria discusses the recent protests in Russia and the tough uphill climb they face to produce change in Moscow.
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.
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.
CNN's Phil Black reports on protesters in Russia who are angry over alleged vote fraud in recent elections.
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.
Not backing down from their accusations that their country's parliamentary elections were rigged, thousands of Russian protesters planned a massive demonstration for Saturday.
CNN talks with one iReporter who shares her video from the protests in Moscow after recent elections.
Riot police face off against opposition protesters in Moscow. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Political analyst Maria Lipman tells CNN's Natalie Allen about allegations of fraud in Russia's elections.
They don't call it being "sent to Siberia" for nothing.
VICE goes to Russia where a new drug called krokodil is gaining popularity, and its effects on addicts are devastating.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports from Yaroslavl, Russia, as it mourns the loss of its hockey team.
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.
Two Russian pilots aboard a MiG-31 fighter jet were killed when it crashed Tuesday, state media said.
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.
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.
The death toll has risen to seven in a boat collision Sunday in the center of the Russian capital, state media reported.
Media activist Rebecca MacKinnon talks about the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace.
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."
Police launched a criminal probe Wednesday into an arson attempt at a Moscow synagogue earlier this week, a police statement said.
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 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.
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.
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.
CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on Russia's attempt to improve its image in America by broadcasting in Washington.
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.
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.
Officials in the Russian capital say new public toilets, to be introduced by the end of the year, will be virtually indestructible.
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 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.
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 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.
Russian security forces have killed an al Qaeda emissary who fought alongside Chechen rebels, officials said Wednesday.
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.
Matthew Chance is given an exclusive tour of a Russian ice breaker helping tankers navigate the frozen arctic.
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.
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.
A "small-scale blast" occurred Wednesday at a Moscow public transportation stop, but there were no injuries or fatalities, officials said.
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.
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.
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.
Ballet choreographer, Nacho Duato the first non-Russian for a century to take command of a major Russian ballet company.
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.
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.
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.
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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