After release today, the first order of business for Russian Pussy Riot band members is to denounce Vladimir Putin and his rule.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky's unexpected release, on the heels of a large-scale amnesty for Russia's well-known prisoners, may just be image burnishing in preparation for Sochi Olympics. Or not?
President Putin announced Thursday that jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will soon be pardoned. But he is not likely to unify Russia’s beleaguered opposition for now.
The Russian president's bombshell announcement about Mikhail Khodorkovsky follows a general amnesty that would free members of the punk rock group Pussy Riot.
President Obama is one of several world leaders planning to skip the Sochi Olympic ceremonies in a low key but pointed criticism of Russia's increasing hostility to LGBT citizens.
With economic default looming in Ukraine, the Russian president agreed to a $15 billion loan and cut the price for natural gas.
A government decree restructuring two major state media outlets comes amid Kremlin efforts to hone its PR messaging. The upcoming Sochi Olympics may have something to do with it.
Ukraine's decision to spurn close ties with the EU has sparked massive protests for more than a week. Did Moscow overplay its hand in pressuring the Kiev?
President Vladimir Putin’s Nov. 25 meeting with Pope Francis was the third to the Holy See by a Russian leader since the two sides established full diplomatic relations in 2009.
Russian courts grant bail to 19 of 30 detained Greenpeace activists, but only one walks free. Analysts point to international pressure on Russia in run-up to Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.