The accusation weighs heavily: Russian President Vladimir Putin has political responsibility for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov's daughter spoke to DW about the situation in Russia.
MOSCOW - Sberbank is not yet planning to work in Crimea and Sevastopol, the bank's chief, German Gref, said at the annual shareholders meeting.
Amnesty International NGO has said the decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, making the deaths of Russian forces "in peacetime" a state secret, is yet another attack on freedom of expression in the country, the NGO's press service has reported.
A self-proclaimed leader of the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has pledged to take control of cities controlled by Ukraine's government.
MOSCOW - Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.
Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici says he told Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev that Moldova's "European choice" was not directed against Russia.
A former Internet "troll" who had been hired to promote political views online is suing her former employer in an attempt to draw attention to Russia's "information war" technologies, a news report said on May 29.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.
MOSCOW - Moscow does not exactly want for colossal statues. Nothing says "Soviet Union" quite like the imposing "Worker and Collective Farm Girl," with its hammer, sickle, forward stride and idealized physiques; or Lenin glowering down on the capital, albeit now staring at a Burger King.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin sought to transform the burgeoning scandal over corruption in soccer's international governing body into an extension of the confrontation between Russia and the West on May 28, accusing the United States of global overreach while invoking the fates of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder.
MONTREAL - The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals - charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide - has died at age 93, his lawyer said.
For years, the tally of Russian troops who died at war has been a state secret. Now, President Vladimir Putin says his government won't reveal the number of military deaths during peacetime either.
Visa and MasterCard now process all Russian transactions through a state-run system designed to prevent the U.S. credit card companies from suspending service, a Central Bank official said on May 28.
Lithuania's foreign minister confirmed on May 28 reports that Russia has been massing troops and weaponry near the border of Ukraine and urged pressure on Moscow until it stops supporting Ukrainian rebels.
Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny says Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to maintain his "monopoly on power" and accused the Russian president of launching a war against Ukraine in order to enrich himself and his inner circle.
BELGRADE - Russian natural gas producer Gazprom put Ukraine's total gas debt at almost $29.5 billion on May 28, ratcheting up pressure in a gas pricing dispute with the country, which is fighting a pro-Moscow rebellion on its eastern outskirts.
MOSCOW - The deaths or wounds of Russian soldiers in "special operations" can be classified as military secrets, even in peacetime, President Vladimir Putin decreed on May 28. The decree comes as Russia faces accusations that it is sending its soldiers clandestinely to fight in Ukraine, an allegation the Kremlin denies.
Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" - not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states.
Vladimir Putin has declared that all military deaths will be classified as state secrets not just in times of war but also in peace - a move that activists worry might further discourage the reporting of Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine.
PANEVEZYS, Lithuania - Defence ministers for the three Baltic states said on May 28 they are mulling a joint air defence system in response to security concerns over Russia's activity in the region.