Does 'Gerard Depardieu' sound Russian to you?
Does Putin really want to resurrect the Soviet Union?
As Ukraine smolders, the Russian leader is pushing ahead with plans for something big — possibly.
Putin talks to Ukrainian president amid fears of military escalation
Moscow denies allegations the two discussed a peace plan.
The Ukraine crisis is fueling a surge of Russian patriotic pride
Russians seem to be having the last laugh — for now, at least.
Russian programmers prove some people can’t tell the difference between a Ukrainian teenager and a robot
The chatbot that passed the Turing test is not very convincing, has no idea what's happening in Ukraine, and is very, VERY weird.
5 really weird, and enormous, food heists
From maple syrup to caviar, these are some of the weirdest large-scale thefts of food around the world.
Things are getting even weirder in the 'People's Republic of Donetsk'
Reporter’s notebook: the tides are changing in the already bizarre fake state.
Vladimir Putin: love him or hate him, now you can eat him
Chocolate figurines of the Russian president are big sellers in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
Why Europe’s new anti-EU parliament will vex America
For starters, some of the newbies are just wild about Putin.
There are definitely Russians fighting in eastern Ukraine
And rebel leaders don’t seem afraid to show it.
Putin and Xi Jinping spend a couple of nights in Rodanthe
The leaders of Russia and China were like 'why not?' after signing behemoth trade deal.
3 signs that Ukraine’s battle in the east is getting more serious
It's eerily quiet in Donetsk, for one.
Dodge your fare in Russia and these cabbies will douse you in blue paint
They'll also force you to strip naked.
These maps show which countries use (and produce) most of our non-renewable energy resources
The United States is addicted to oil and China's got a serious coal problem.
A Russian invasion: Normandy is next
The 70th anniversary of D-Day is coming — and so is Putin.
Electing Ukraine's new president was the easy part
Rebels didn't even let him get to a press conference before seizing an airport.
For Ukraine, the 'Chocolate King' may be as good as it gets
Whatever hang-ups lurk in Petro Poroshenko's past haven’t stopped his meteoric rise.
'Chocolate King' Poroshenko claims victory in Ukraine election (LIVE BLOG)
Despite storms and unrest, Ukrainians went to the polls to vote for a new president. And exit polls show they chose billionaire Petro Poroshenko.
Russia and China sign $400 billion gas deal, opening a new market for Moscow
The deal is a political triumph for Putin, who is courting new partners in Asia as customers in Europe attempt to reduce their reliance on Russian gas.
Russian Communist Party leader causes stir after wearing Adidas tracksuit jacket to Joseph Stalin's grave
The dress-code faux pas would have made the Russian dictator turn in his grave.
Ukraine: Distortion vs. reality
Will the Kyiv ‘fascists’ talk to the ‘terrorists’ from the east?
The 9 drunkest countries in the world
They’re mostly in the former USSR.
3 things everyone should know about Ukraine
Some key facts to keep in mind about a conflict seeped in propaganda.
Conchita's Eurovision win is the 'end of Europe'
At least according to Russia.
East Ukraine's referendum a decidedly ad hoc affair
Voters can't even agree on what a 'yes' vote is saying yes to.
Ukraine braces for Sunday's referendum
Tensions soar as rebels in east Ukraine briefly held several Red Cross staff on suspicion of espionage.
Incredible tank cam takes Moscow Victory Parade to the next level
Russia’s most patriotic day is a hell of a gun show.
Putin wants Russian children to watch more cartoons
He's backing a proposal to create a new cartoon channel named for the beloved Soviet animation studio, Soyuzmultfilm. It will feature classic Soviet cartoons and showcase today's Russian animators.
Rooting for the Russians
The subversive message of Soviet spy drama 'The Americans.'
As violence grips the east, the western architects of Ukraine's revolution watch and wait
The heart and soul of Kyiv’s February uprising, activists from Lviv have taken a back seat.
How Putin has launched a 3-pronged attack on the free press
Russia has passed laws banning cursing in media and restricting bloggers. Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin handed out awards to journalists for their 'objective coverage' in Ukraine.