Russia lashed out Tuesday at Western leaders who voiced their concern over Monday's conviction of Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Chechen warlord Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the Moscow metro bombings that killed 39 people earlier this week and threatened more attacks. Is Umarov leading a Chechen version of Hamas?
Despite efforts of Medvedev and Putin, Russia corruption forces businesses to add as much as 40 percent to production costs.
The new president, a savvy lawyer who likes Led Zeppelin, faces rising corruption and decaying national infrastructure.
Russia's president agreed today to lead the ruling party, which commands a 70 percent parliamentary majority, once he steps down next month.