Russia is not working on a new package of measures in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted as saying on Saturday.
CAIRNS - Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to take part in a summit of world leaders in Australia in November, despite ongoing tensions between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine.
Six Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" Friday, Sept. 19 and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said.
Eight Russian aircraft and refueling tankers were intercepted by U.S. and Canadian fighter jets off the coast of Alaska this week, officials said.
Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft.
MOSCOW - Stocked to the gunwales with Western-imported delicacies, Moscow's scores of high-end supermarkets were thrown into disarray by the Kremlin's ban on food imports last month.
MOSCOW - The director of a pro-Kremlin vote monitoring agency which sent observers to Scotland's referendum denounced the result on Sept. 19, saying Scots were pressured into rejecting independence to avoid comparisons with Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine.
At the Smorgasburg food fair in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mikheil Saakashvili motored in fluorescent green sneakers among bearded men with tattoos and women in revealing overalls. They lined up for Cheese Pops, Dun-Well Doughnuts and other local delicacies. He ordered a coconut.
The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the globalinternet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Sept. 19.
MOSCOW - A Russian billionaire's company has claimed he has been freed from house arrest, but its statement was immediately rejected by the nation's top criminal investigation agency.
MOSCOW - Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov was freed from house arrest on Sept. 19, said a company spokeswoman, but the tycoon will have to stay in Russia to face money laundering charges in a deal to acquire a regional oil company.
It is hard to imagine a worse moment for the Kremlin's inner circle to launch an attempt to strong arm one of Russia's wealthiest men out of a multibillion-dollar asset. For Tuesday's house arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, number 15 on the country's rich list, on money-laundering charges, looks to be exactly that.
SOCHI - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sept. 19 that Russia would not isolate its sanctions-hit economy from the West but said improving relations with Asian countries has become a key strategy.
MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions.
Sochi - Russia will not allow certain provisions of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to take effect ahead of time, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
SOCHI, Russia - Talk of making Russia a closed economy is inappropriate, and Russia intends to stick to basic principles of macroeconomic policy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sept. 19.
Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree introducing customs duties on Ukrainian goods.
SOCHI, Russia - Russia's goal to become a big player in Asia will help boost the country's authority in other regions, including in the West, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sept. 19.
Dozens of Russian energy ventures are in jeopardy due to Western sanctions on technology and funding. Looming over them all, a giant project the Kremlin is bent on saving no matter what.
The 23rd floor of the Hotel Viru in Tallinn has been carefully preserved as a reminder of Estonia's past. Like much else in the Soviet era, it did not officially exist even though everyone knew it was there. It was where the KGB sat every day and night to eavesdrop on the conversations of the hotel's mostly foreign guests. It remains today as it was when the Soviet spies hastily evacuated at Estonian independence 23 years ago, leaving their listening equipment behind them.