October 18, 2012 Radio Liberty, the U.S.-funded broadcaster, began sending American views into the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. It's being forced to shut down its AM radio station in Moscow, but plans to operate under the same name as an online service and on shortwave radio.
October 3, 2012 The company allegedly shipped $50 million dollars worth of micro-electronic parts to Russia under false pretenses.
October 2, 2012 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic, clearing the way for the opposition Georgian Dream party to form a new government. The country's new ruling party says it will continue a pro-Western stance but also seek to restore ties with Russia.
September 2, 2012 The Battle of Borodino took place during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. It was the single bloodiest day of the Napoleonic Wars, and it's remembered by Russians as a symbol of national courage. Each year, on the first Sunday of September, the battle is re-enacted by thousands of people.
August 22, 2012 The Russian republic of Tatarstan was considered a model of moderate Islam coexisting with Christianity. But recent violence has fueled fears that the influence of foreign-trained radical imams may be growing in the region. Police blame Muslim militants; Tatar nationalists say Moscow is behind the attacks.