Mar 22, 2013 04:20 EDT
Cypriot Finance Minister Michalis Sarris left Moscow on Friday after two days of talks aimed at securing a financial lifeline from Russia without reaching an agreement.
Mar 21, 2013 10:51 EDT
Top Russian artist, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, who painstakingly transformed himself to resemble Adolf Hitler, Marilyn Monroe and Vladimir Putin for avant-garde photo performances, has died at 43, Russian news agencies reported Thursday.
Mar 18, 2013 11:23 EDT
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Monday admitted to taking control of the public address system during a home match played by his local football team, Terek Grozny, to shout: "The referee is corrupt. You jerk!"
Mar 18, 2013 08:19 EDT
Russia said Monday it saw "no concession" in the US decision to abandon the final phase of its missile shield for Europe in favour of deploying new interceptors against a possible attack from North Korea.
Mar 16, 2013 08:23 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund on Saturday agreed on a 10 billion-euro ($13 billion) bailout deal for Cyprus, the fifth eurozone member to be saved from bankruptcy.
Mar 09, 2013 23:41 EST
President Vladimir Putin will in the next weeks choose a new head of Russia's central bank, with economists hoping he picks a dependable figure and not a wild card to head one of its few trusted institutions.
Mar 07, 2013 09:33 EST
Russian scientists believe they have found a wholly new type of bacteria in the mysterious subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday.
Mar 06, 2013 04:53 EST
A Soviet soldier from Uzbekistan who went missing in 1980 while serving in the Red Army during the war in Afghanistan has turned up living in the west of the country over three decades later.
Mar 05, 2013 14:34 EST
Russian police detained Tuesday three suspects including a star dancer over January's acid attack on the Bolshoi ballet artistic director, the interior ministry announced.
Mar 05, 2013 04:28 EST
Moscow police on Tuesday detained a suspect who allegedly splashed acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet in an attack that shocked the world artistic community and left the troupe in crisis.
Mar 04, 2013 08:53 EST
Russian President Vladimir Putin marked a year since his election to a third term on Monday riding a tide of popularity despite his crackdown on political freedoms and tense ties with the United States.
Mar 03, 2013 16:52 EST
Russian migration officials disrupted a Moscow play by a Swiss director about the trial against punk band Pussy Riot on Sunday, while religious activists caused a commotion outside.
Feb 27, 2013 04:46 EST
World powers are taking a "more realistic" approach to the Iranian nuclear standoff, Tehran's chief negotiator said Wednesday, announcing a resumption of talks in March and then at a higher level in April.
Feb 26, 2013 09:46 EST
Russian investigators on Tuesday said they were searching the Moscow offices of the world's largest aluminium producer Rusal as part of a probe into alleged tax violations which the company dismissed as groundless.
Feb 22, 2013 11:18 EST
French actor Gerard Depardieu on Friday toured Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre as he visited his newly-adopted homeland of Russia before heading to the provinces to take up residence at his new address on "Democracy Street".
Feb 22, 2013 09:36 EST
The US ambassador to Moscow called on Russia to stop "sensational exploitation" of the tragic death in Texas of an adopted Russian boy as parliament Friday issued a special appeal to the US Congress on the escalating scandal.
Feb 19, 2013 08:00 EST
Russia on Tuesday sent two planes to Syria to pick up Russians wanting to leave the conflict-torn country as the navy despatched four warships to the Mediterranean reportedly for a possible larger evacuation.
Feb 18, 2013 11:02 EST
Sochi will be ready to stage a leg of the Formula One season in November 2014, Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of Russia's 2014 Winter Olympic host city confirmed on Monday.
Feb 18, 2013 10:15 EST
Russian scientists said Monday they had discovered over 50 fragments of the meteor that struck the Urals last week, creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.
Feb 15, 2013 21:10 EST
A plunging meteor which exploded with a blinding flash above central Russia, set off a shockwave that shattered windows and hurt almost 1,000 people in an event unprecedented in modern times.