The ruble fell to a record as Bank of Russia shifted its currency band by the most since 2012 amid concern Standard & Poor's will cut the country's credit rating to junk.
MOSCOW - Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft will continue drilling in the Arctic Kara Sea on its own after the departure of its partner, U.S. oil major ExxonMobil, due to sanctions, the company's head Igor Sechin said on Oct. 24.
Moscow - French investigators have arrived in Moscow to join a Russian inquiry into the Oct. 20 crash of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie's Falcon jet at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, a source familiar with the situation told.
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine.
The Swedish military said on Oct. 24 that it had called of its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt, ending the country's biggest military mobilization since the Cold War.
The United States is urging all Ukrainians, including those in rebel-controlled areas in the east as well as the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula, to vote in upcoming parliamentary elections.
The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid the fatal crash, Russian crash investigators said on Oct. 23.
SOCHI, KRASNAYA POLYANA - In the event of a failure to honor the Mistral contract Russia will seek compensatory damages, said Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Russian presidential administration.
President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill on paying military pensions to the families of soldiers who have gone missing in action, and a high-ranking lawmaker told Russian media that the legislature is seeking to extend the benefits to "volunteers" in eastern Ukraine.
MOSCOW - Russian representatives will participate in the work of the OSCE election monitoring mission in Ukraine.
At a state-sponsored conference in a plush mountain retreat near Sochi that was supposed to host Russia's G8 summit - before it was cancelled amid outrage over the annexation of Crimea - it is no surprise that criticism for western sanctions runs high. More surprising, perhaps, is that some of the loudest concerns are being aired by US experts.
MOSCOW - The general director of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport and his deputy resigned on Oct. 23 and Russian investigators detained four other airport employees following a plane crash that killed a top French oil executive and three crew members.
MOSCOW - Alexei Navalny is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.
NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, Oct. 21, the alliance said on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Russia's international reserves shrank for a ninth week, tumbling $7.9 billion in the biggest drop in more than five months, as the central bank sold foreign currency to arrest the ruble's decline to a record.
Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.
Moscow has denied claims of an incursion by a Russian military plane into Estonia's airspace.
MOSCOW - A Russian court decided on Thursday to postpone to next week a hearing on a move to wrest control of an oil company from oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov, a case that has deepened investors' fears the Kremlin wants to reclaim prized assets.
The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy have resigned after a fatal plane crash which killed the head of France energy company Total, the airport said on Thursday.
'The news returns' - that is the slogan for the Meduza Project, a new Russian-language independent media organisation based in Latvia launched this week.