Sochi Olympics reignite memories of Soviet successes that brought prestige. Can the 2014 Olympic hosts do well at this year's medal table?
Sochi Olympics: The Russian president checked in at a preserve for endangered Persian leopards and visited a group of cubs born last summer in the mountains above Sochi.
The backlash against the poll published by Dozhd, Russia's only dissenting TV channel, played into government efforts to monopolize the media's message.
Alexei Navalny, the perpetual thorn in the Kremlin side, wants to know exactly what happened to the $50 billion that Vladimir Putin dropped on Sochi.
Putin has spent $2 billion to keep the Winter Games safe from terrorist attacks like those in Volgograd last month. But even if Sochi is safe, Russia may not be.
Two suicide bombings in a Russian city are stoking fear about the Sochi Winter Olympics. The most likely mastermind is a Chechen field commander who wants to humiliate Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin.
A second suicide bomb in as many days in the Russian city of Volgograd stirs fears of a stepped-up terrorism campaign targeting the Sochi Olympics, now a month away.
A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in the Russian city of Volgograd. Early reports say the attacker was a woman – perhaps a 'black widow' from Dagestan.
The freed Pussy Riot band members promise to continue challenging authority while turning their attention to reforming Russia's penal system.
A Beijing municipality builds in the Russian Orthodox style, thumbing its nose at a central government crackdown on lavish public works.