President Bashar al-Assad said his regime has already received the first shipment of Russian anti-aircraft S-300 rockets. If true, prospects are dimmer for a US-Russia peace initiative.
Well, because it is threatening to foreign governments.
The legendary television interviewer has signed a deal with Russia's English-language, Kremlin-backed television station to appear on a new show, 'Politics with Larry King.'
Depardieu and actress Liz Hurley are paying a visit to Chechnya to make a movie, in what appears to be an effort to remake the former war zone's international image.
Allegations of voter fraud in Russia are nothing new. But this time it's the Kremlin making them.
Many see Russia's anti-ship missile sales and increased naval deployment to Syria as intended to deter Western powers from military intervention in the Syrian civil war.
Russian officials are avoiding inflammatory language as they talk about the case of Ryan Fogle, a US diplomat suspected of being a CIA agent.
There is concern over a Russian missile shipment to the Assad regime, but cautious optimism persists in some Western capitals over a planned international conference on Syria.
Israel says Russia is preparing to deliver anti-aircraft missiles and launchers to the Assad regime, which the US warns will further destabilize a troubled region.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva may stay out of American custody because the US and Russia do not have a bilateral extradition treaty, despite efforts by Moscow to negotiate one.
The main suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are two brothers from Chechnya, a Russian republic that has been the scene of cyclical revolts and brutal crackdowns for the past 200 years.