Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny lost the Moscow mayor's race, but he's calling for a recount -- and a runoff election. He claims that Sunday's contest was rigged.
Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar traces Vladimir Putin's ascent to becoming the most powerful Russian president in decades. And illustrates the grip that extreme paranoia has on Moscow's power elite.
Russia is at war, and clearly proud of it. The war will let it finally reclaim its place on the world stage. And yet, this path is not without risks, Hermann Krause writes in Moscow.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia's warplanes, is reported to have launched a major ground offensive against rebels. Moscow has also fired cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea at "Islamic State" targets.
Ankara has summoned Moscow's envoy after another apparent breach of its airspace by a Russian military plane. The move comes as Russia faces mounting international criticism for its military intervention in Syria.