Europe finds unity on Russia
But a stress-free year-end summit can't hide the huge challenges facing the EU in 2015.
Russian prosecutors want 10 years in jail for Kremlin foe Navalny
Alexei Navalny, who led mass protests against President Vladimir Putin three years ago, has dismissed the charges as part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
The ruble just crashed, but some Russians are kind of OK with it
For now, at least. Here's why.
Russian ruble suffers steepest drop in 16 years
Although Russia's public finances and reserves are much healthier compared to the 1998 crisis, analysts say the country is on the brink of a full-blown currency crunch.
Moscow will look less like Mordor thanks to the Russian Orthodox Church
An art group’s plans to create an image of J.R.R. Tolkien’s evil Eye of Sauron on a Moscow skyscraper have offended Russia’s religious sensibilities.
Here’s something else you can pin on Russia
A new doping scandal is prompting speculation among Russian officials about what other misdeeds the international community will accuse Moscow of committing.
Russia's strategy for undermining Western unity is working
From gas for Turkey to funding for French rightists, Putin sows division by making deals.
Vladimir Putin to the West: My problems are all your fault
How dare you blame Russia for its own aggressive policies?
Vladimir Putin’s worst nightmare may be happening right now
Is Russia’s tanking economy making its leader vulnerable?
Moldovans vote, may slow moves to integrate with Europe
Public opinion in one of Europe's smallest and poorest countries is divided over whether to stick to the pro-Europe path or reverse course and join the Russia-led economic bloc.
The Kremlin is loving the Ferguson riots
Nothing is better for Russian propaganda than some good old fashioned American disorder.
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.