Russia is losing up to $140 billion a year due to sanctions and falling oil prices
The ruble has lost 25 percent of its value against the dollar since June.
West wants Russian regime change over Ukraine, says Kremlin
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke out against Western sanctions on Russia after US VP Joe Biden hinted Friday at possible further measures.
Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
'Sputnik' is back, this time to help you understand the truth about Russia
Moscow's latest media brand is aimed at securing a victory in the bitter information war with the West.
These charts show you who's using the most of our non-renewable energy resources
The United States is a top consumer for petroleum, natural gas and coal.
If you build an innovation hub in Siberia, will they come?
Russia wants to boost its lagging economy by developing its tech industry, but attracting the key ingredient — people — may be the most difficult part.
Russian central bank cuts growth forecasts, sees sanctions until 2017
There has been no sign so far that the economic difficulties have encouraged Putin to shift policy on Ukraine.
History is a never-ending battle — and Russia is always victorious
For Russians, remembering the past is no easy task.
Putin says the Soviet pact with Hitler that helped create death camps in Poland wasn't so bad
Analysis: Time to review your history lessons, Mr. President.
Ukraine rattled by Russia troop movements as separatists vote
The polls undercut the teetering Sept. 5 truce between Ukraine's government and the heavily armed separatists.
Lavrov says Russia will recognize separatist vote in eastern Ukraine
Kyiv and the West say they will not recognize those elections.
Expectations high in Ukraine after pro-Western parties sweep elections
The president and prime minister are expected to announce a coalition after their parties appeared to dominate a parliamentary vote. But it’s not clear how well the new legislature will be able to shoulder its heavy new responsibilities.
Putin cracks down against calls for greater autonomy in Siberia
As the Kremlin backs separatists in Ukraine, Russian activists calling for 'federalization' are finding out different rules apply at home.
Mr. Putin goes to Belgrade
The Russian leader's visit this week is highlighting Serbia's east-west dilemma.
Kyiv is getting rowdy — again
As elections approach, spontaneous street protests are becoming a headache for the authorities.
This acclaimed Russian author believes he's found the embodiment of the Russian spirit — in Ukraine
Nationalist writer and activist Zakhar Prilepin shows how many of his countrymen view the conflict next door.
Russia could put a deadly freeze on Ukraine this winter
Moscow appears to be slashing gas exports to countries that supply fuel to the war-torn country.
Russians are fetishizing Vladimir Putin
The Russian president is becoming a cult icon like never before.
These Russians believe it’s World War II all over again
To them, ‘fascism’ is alive and well in Ukraine.
No, Russia will not be helping the US strike IS in Syria
Ukraine isn’t the only major argument between Moscow and Washington.
Ukraine’s conflict is shaping a new national identity
Russia’s actions are uniting Ukrainians more closely than ever since the Soviet collapse.
Why is Ukraine having such a hard time getting its message across?
Commentary: Disbelief about Western reluctance to aid Ukraine’s military is turning into anger.
Anyone who’s anyone is running for office in Ukraine
It may be cool to campaign for parliament these days. But what does that mean for reforms the country desperately needs?
How Europe's counter-Putin policy could go terribly pear-shaped
After the little green men, Putin's new weapons against the West: little yellow fruit.
Oddly enough, Moscow is becoming ‘European’
Even with that whole ‘new Cold War’ thing, the former Soviet capital is undergoing a European-style facelift.
Why the West can’t change Russia’s tune
Analysis: Russia has proved remarkably resilient in the face of growing Western criticism.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Heavy fighting threatens Ukraine truce
Insurgent militias bombarded a government-held checkpoint on the eastern edge of the port city of Mariupol overnight.
Ukraine ceasefire holding 'fairly well'
Though residents and combatants in eastern Ukraine say they don't think it will last.
The Kremlin is widening its hunt for ‘enemies’
As Putin keeps the pressure on Ukraine, dissenting artists and performers at home are finding themselves in official crosshairs.
The West is raising the stakes over Ukraine
France halts warship sale to Russia, the EU is poised to impose more sanctions and NATO is boosting its defenses. But will it deter Putin?