A monument to the unmarked Russian special operations forces who occupied Crimea ahead of its annexation from Ukraine is being erected in Russia's Far East as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Russian media reported.
Dozens of leather-clad Russian bikers from the pro-Putin motorcycle "Night Wolves" club vowed on April 25 to ride to Berlin to mark the anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II, despite Poland and Germany barring the riders.
Germany and key European partners are pressing Ukraine to speed up implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement - for fear of giving Russia excuses for renewed aggression.
Those who don't fully understand that Ukraine is a test-case for everyone in the European Union probably also don't realise that the Union is already under a hybrid attack from Russia, Pavlo Klimkin, foreign minister of Ukraine, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
Last week, former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov passed to the U.S. Congress the so-called Nemtsov List, containing the names ofRussian journalists and media executives who had orchestrated a smear campaign against Vladimir Putin’s critic Boris Nemtsov. Russian opposition leaders want the U.S. government to impose sanctions on those people, barring them from entering the United States and freezing their assets.
As the country's eastern conflict drags into a second year, Ukraine’s military leaders are trying to learn from past mistakes. They are trying to be better trained and prepared, because no one knows when the warm weather might push this frozen conflict with pro-Russian separatists into all-out war again.
On April 20, a group of Western scholars of Ukraine published an open letter calling on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to veto a package of proposed laws banning both Communist and Nazi symbols in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow's seizure of Crimea righted a historical injustice, according to news agency reports on Sunday citing a new documentary film.
President Vladimir Putin, who marks 15 years in power this year, has said in a new documentary that Russia had proof that the United States helped separatists in the North Caucasus in the 2000s.
President Petro Poroshenko has thanked those who took part in clean-up operations following the1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster.
MOSCOW - Russia announced on Saturday it would investigate the shooting dead of a Chechen that has highlighted tensions between central police authorities and a hardline Chechen regional leader brought in by President Vladimir Putin to quell separatism.
Ukraine’s postal service, Ukrposhta, began issuing postage stamps bearing the image of Nadiya Savchenko in a move to raise support and awareness for the Ukrainian pilot, who has had two hunger strikes since her imprisonment in a Moscow jail. Her detention is widely viewed as illegal.
MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced three young women to up to 15 days imprisonment after they performed a dance with 'twerk' moves in front of a war memorial and posted a video online, prosecutors said Sunday.
Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country.
The Queen has dropped out of the top 300 richest people in Britain for the first time as the number of billionaires in the country soars.
MOSCOW - Representatives of major Jewish groups in Russia urged Western coreligionists to lobby for peeling back sanctions against Moscow.
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Taking care of pensioners who are his bedrock of support has been a key feature of President Vladimir Putin'a rule, but as crisis bites, the Russian government is mooting an idea that has been taboo for 80 years: raising the retirement age.