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?
Russia flexes its military muscle ... again
The Kremlin is preparing a new military doctrine to oppose NATO after the Western alliance announced a new rapid reaction force.
Austria takes harder line on Russia as EU sanctions loom
'If it is necessary to defend freedom and international law, then Austria will be in the forefront,' says Chancellor Werner Faymann.
As Ukraine seeks to join NATO, a defiant Putin compares Kyiv to Nazis
European foreign ministers say they will discuss further economic sanctions against Moscow.
The conflict in Ukraine just got worse
‘Plausible deniability’ isn’t looking like an option for Putin anymore.
A summer of violence is exposing Europe’s foreign policy weaknesses
Conflicts raging just outside its borders are challenging the EU's focus on 'soft power.'
So much for the Russian ‘invasion’?
The feared Russian humanitarian convoy returned to Russia without much incident.
Kremlin to Russians: No food? No problem
Officials in Moscow are trying hard to reassure their compatriots that life will go on after many Western food imports have been banned.
Amid fears of a Russian invasion, Ukrainians keep pushing for political reform
The revolutionary spirit is still alive in Kyiv, but economic crisis and an ongoing rebellion in the east are complicating demands to overhaul a corrupt system.
Check out this insanely long line of Russians waiting to buy Putin T-shirts
In Russia right now, it's cool to love Putin.
Food fight: 4 other times Russia has imposed agriculture bans
You won't give us guns, we don't want your chicken.
This is what 'fighting terror' in eastern Ukraine looks like right now (PHOTOS)
The conflict is intensifying as government forces close in on separatist strongholds.
Guess who gets hurt with Russia's foreign food ban
Putin’s new restrictions on imported agricultural products may finally do what US sanctions haven't: make Russians mad.