An opposition activist in southern Russia who decorated his car with a sticker reading "Putin, go away!" has been stabbed by an attacker who objected to the anti-presidential slogan, a human rights advocate said.
Police in Russia's Stavropol region have charged with fraud a 73-year-old human rights activist who claimed that Russian soldiers were fighting in Ukraine in a move that the woman's colleagues say is a reprisal for her work.
Russia's human rights ombudsperson has sharply criticized the European Union for "ignoring human suffering" in eastern Ukraine.
The ruble's longest stretch of weekly drops in more than a year forced Russia to spend more than $13 billion on interventions this month amid a bear market in oil, the nation's main export earner.
Russia appears to have suffered setbacks over Ukraine and over Moscow's muscle-flexing in the Baltic Sea, with German intelligence reportedly convinced pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine downed a Malaysian airliner in July and Sweden scouring its coastal waters for what could be a crippled Russian submarine.
What is going on in Vladimir Putin's mind?
That's the question a panel of Russia experts was trying to answer Tuesday morning. Attention on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine has dwindled as the press has focused more on the West's fight against the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State.
Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, known for his shocking protest stunts, cut off part of his earlobe in a protest titled "Segregation" at a Moscow psychiatric institution Sunday.
MOSCOW -- Ships and helicopters of the Swedish Navy searched intensively over the weekend in coastal waters after detecting what the military said were signs of "foreign underwater activity" near the capital, Stockholm.
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Sunday, Oct. 19 the first European agency to say so.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden boosted its military presence in Stockholm's archipelago on Saturday, Oct. 18 to scour its waters for "foreign underwater activity" in a mobilization of ships, troops and helicopters unseen since the Cold War.
WARSAW - Authorities in Poland have arrested two men on suspicion of spying for Russia, a Polish lawmaker briefed on the issue said on Friday, Oct. 17, a case likely to aggravate tensions between two countries already at odds over the Ukraine crisis.
Defying the U.S. and Europe is forcing Russian President Vladimir Putin to aid his biggest rival to the east. To avert a recession, Russia is turning to China for investment, granting it once restricted access to raw materials and advanced weapons, say two people involved in planning Kremlin policy who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters.
Memorial, a human rights group devoted to the unflinching examination of Russia's history of oppression, is itself now facing persecution by a Kremlin bent on silencing its domestic critics.
A French appeals court has agreed to a request by Russia to extradite a former finance minister accused of embezzlement.
STOCKHOLM - Sweden boosted its military presence in Stockholm's archipelago on Oct. 18 to scour its waters for "foreign underwater activity" in a mobilisation of ships, troops and helicopters unseen since the Cold War.
MOSCOW - A Russian rights group says an activist who investigated the deaths and disappearances of Russian soldiers in Ukraine has been jailed.
MOSCOW - The company McDonald's says the Russian authorities are conducting over 200 inspections of McDonald's restaurants in different regions of Russia.
MOSCOW - At the height of the uprising by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine this summer, a handful of human rights workers recorded that Russian soldiers had been killed on the battlefield, even though the Kremlin said its troops were never there.
MILAN - Russia is willing to continue contacts with Japan, but it is Tokyo that should display the initiative now, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Lukashenko's press conference for the Russian media lasted for nearly six hours.