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.
A Russian spy plane has been intercepted by NATO jets over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions in the region.
Russian internet group Mail.ru said on Thursday its revenue grew 12.9 percent in the third quarter year-on-year, slowing down because of continued negative impact on advertising revenues from an economic downturn.
Moscow - Driver Vladimir Martynenko whose snowplow collided with a Falcon business jet at the Vnukovo airport, causing its crash killing four people, including Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, has admitted in court that he is related to the crash.
Moscow - The Russian Defense Ministry has denied the Estonian authorities' claims of an alleged incursion by a Russian Air Force plane into Estonia's airspace.
Estonia says Russia's ambassador has been summoned to the foreign ministry in Tallin to explain a brief airspace intrusion by a Russian spy plane. NATO says the plane was intercepted by alliance fighter jets.
NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Oct. 22.
The Russian rights group Civic Assistance has released a new video warning about the dangers of casual racism and xenophobia.