World powers agree to a 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria — sort of
Parties not involved in the agreement: The Syrian regime and the Islamic State.
Chechen strongman claims Russian spies are infiltrating Islamic State
Pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has claimed spies from his region of Russia are being sent to Syria to assist Moscow in its bombing campaign.
US demands Russia immediately halt airstrikes in Syria, as peace talks collapse
The United States demanded Thursday that Russia immediately halt its bombing campaign in Syria after a breakdown in peace talks exposed the deep rift among world powers.
Putin's crony in Chechnya is making some unbelievable death threats on Instagram
Ramzan Kadyrov is tight with Vladimir Putin and puts critics in his crosshairs.
Remember swine flu? It’s back
Experts say it's preventable, but more than 100 people in Eastern Europe have died from H1N1.
Russia’s economy is tanking. But McDonald’s is still lovin’ it
The Golden Arches are opening up 60 new restaurants this year across Russia, even out in Siberia.
Litvinenko isn't the only Putin critic who ended up dead
The ex-spy is just one of a trail of Putin foes who have mysteriously died over the years.
Here's a timeline of Russia's 10-year Litvinenko affair
Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, an arch foe of President Vladimir Putin, died in London on November 23, 2006 after being poisoned with radioactive polonium 210.
Take a front-row seat to Russia’s air war in Syria (VIDEOS)
The Kremlin is boasting with sleek videos of destruction, but monitors accuse it of killing more than 1,000 civilians.
Two million Russians plunge into icy water to mark the Epiphany
Orthodox believers take part in this outdoor purification ritual each year.
Russia now officially considers NATO a top military threat
The year is off to a terrible start for relations between Russia and the West.
This year's El Niño is one of the worst on record, and that's bad for everyone
Floods in the Americas, fires in Asia and drought in Africa: Welcome to the season of extreme weather.
It’s never too late for a Putin-themed holiday gift set
If this sounds a bit too Orwellian, it probably is.
The double life of a Russian 'spy' beheaded by the Islamic State
Who was Magomed Khasiev?
Russia is 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than the rest of the world
The climate change alarms are ringing. Russia is heating up more than twice as fast on average than the rest of the world, the environment ministry said Friday.
Putin, Modi hail 'partnership' as India eyes defense deals
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Thursday the "partnership" between their two nations as they oversaw the signing of energy and other
Russian raids in Syria may amount to war crimes
Amnesty International said on Wednesday that nearly three months of Russian air raids in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians, many in targeted strikes that could constitute war crimes.
Russia will start building 2 nuclear reactors in Iran
Russia and Iran, relations to watch in 2016.
There is no bromance between Trump and Putin
Putin just knows when and how to butter up power-hungry Americans.
Putin: Trump is 'outstanding, talented' and 'the absolute leader of the presidential race'
Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally found an American politician to love.
Turkey's prime minister accuses Russia of 'ethnic cleansing' in Syria
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says Moscow is trying to drive out local Turkmen and Sunni Muslim populations to protect its military interests in the northern Syria.
Russia’s truck drivers used to love Putin. Not anymore
Putin relies on his working-class base. And right now, a lot of them are mad.
Turkey will not apologize for downing Russian fighter jet
But Moscow should still reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.
Turkey recovers body of pilot from downed Russian jet
The shooting down of the Russian fighter jet by NATO-member Turkey has set back efforts to forge a united front against the Islamic State.
Putin, citing national security, signs Turkey sanctions decree
The decree said charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be banned and that tour firms would be told not to sell any holidays there, among other restrictions.
Turkey warns against Russia travel in tit-for-tat jet downing dispute
Turkey on Saturday warned its citizens off non-urgent travel to Russia in the latest tit-for-tat move as the two nations square off over Ankara's downing of one of Moscow's warplanes.
The coalition fighting the Islamic State is getting bigger
Welcome to the party, Germany.
Good news! 4 Siberian tigers have been filmed prowling Russia's wilderness
The very rare footage is a sign that efforts to conserve the endangered big cat are working.
Declassified document shows how close the US and Soviet Union came to nuclear war in 1983
The Soviets were convinced the US was planning a nuclear first strike. And they were ready to preempt it.
The Cold War analogies are back. Again
The fallout over Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane continues.
Putin and friends say Turkey’s doing the terrorists' bidding
Turkey shot down a Russian jet, and Russians are about as angry as could be. But it's no World War III.