October 10, 2012 Two of the three political punk rockers will serve the remainder of their two-year terms for "hooliganism."
August 17, 2012 The three women were accused of religious hatred for an anti-Putin protest they staged in a cathedral. The case has attracted attention around the world as people come to the young women's defense.
July 26, 2012 When Russian officials downplayed shortages of HIV drugs, activists turned to the Web to raise awareness about the problem. Since 2004, the AIDS epidemic has worsened in Russia, despite a law that requires drug treatment people with HIV.
June 19, 2012 After a London-based firm canceled the ship's insurance policy, it reversed course, according to British Foreign Secretary William Hague. The MV Alaed was off the coast of Scotland when it turned back.
June 14, 2012 Administration officials tell The New York Times that the aircraft are likely ones sold to Syria in the past that had been sent to Russia for repairs and refurbishing.
June 13, 2012 One day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Russia is sending attack helicopters to the Assad regime, Russia's foreign minister said the U.S. is supplying weapons to the opposition. That's something the U.S. has denied.
June 12, 2012 She warned that such action "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically." Meanwhile, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said the conflict is now a full-scale civil war.
June 7, 2012 Activists report dozens, possibly hundreds, of deaths. They blame Syrian troops and militias loyal to President Bashar Assad. His regime denies the fresh allegations.
May 31, 2012 By resisting efforts at the United Nations to bring concerted pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the killing in his country, Russia is helping keep the regime in power, she says.
May 7, 2012 Becoming Russia's president for a third time, Putin took the oath amid protests.
March 29, 2012 Amb. Michael McFaul took exception to being greeted on the street by state-controlled television, saying its reporters always seem to know where he's going. The sometimes animated encounter is all on video.
March 10, 2012 Opponents of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin staged another rally in Moscow on Saturday, but with Putin now elected to the presidency for a six-year term, their mass protest movement seemed to be losing steam. Still, some of the speakers on the stage gave a glimpse of where the anti-Putin movement is heading.
March 5, 2012 It's no surprise that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won Sunday's election to return to the more powerful post he previously held — president. Also not surprising: Reports of many voting violations, perhaps to ensure his victory.