November 6, 2012 It's an out of character move for the Kremlin, because Anatoly E. Serdyukov was a Vladimir Putin loyalist.
October 10, 2012 Two of the three political punk rockers will serve the remainder of their two-year terms for "hooliganism."
September 6, 2012 In just the past 24 hours he has mused about why group sex might be better than "one-on-one" and has been video taped flying a motorized hang glider in an attempt to lead some cranes on their migration south.
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.
June 12, 2012 Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in Moscow to protest newly elected President Vladmir Putin, saying he controls the country through a corrupt political system. Opposition leaders were questioned ahead of the demonstration.
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.
February 27, 2012 Russian and Ukrainian security services claim to have foiled the plan. The suspected mastermind, Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, remains at large.
February 5, 2012 An Internet hit is becoming the anthem for Russian protesters as they march against Vladimir Putin's rule. The musicians in the video aren't rock stars; they're veterans of the Russian army.
December 12, 2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's bid to return to his nation's presidency, an office he held from 2000 to 2008, picked up a surprise challenger Monday when Mikhail Prokhorov publicly declared his intention to run for the office, too.
June 19, 2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin doesn't have to deal with press conferences from once-friendly former porn stars or tabloids publishing photos of his illegitimate child (if he has either). So speculation about his private life flourishes online.