Russian officials say the nuclear submarine fire, which began yesterday, did not cause any radiation leaks.
In 4.5-hour live TV show, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he thought protest ribbons were condoms. Putin also suggested Moscow street protesters were paid to be there.
Moscow's new drug czar, Viktor Ivanov, claims Russia is being flooded with cheap heroin and charges that the US and its NATO allies in Afghanistan are reluctant to pursue a drug war that could drive poppy farmers into the arms of the Taliban.
While the BRICs are four emerging economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China), post-financial crisis differences are creating problems, says some analysts. Will today's summit mend those rifts or widen them?
In a first, the games will range across Russian as well as Chinese territory near Khabarovsk in the far east.
At conference in Siberia, leaders of Russia, China, India, and Iran float idea of new 'supranational' currency. China offers $10 billion to neighbors.
Medvedev launches a new blog just as the Kremlin cracks down on Internet free speech in Russia.
Control of roads and rural areas vexes coalition effort.