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.
A quarter century after the August Coup, Dmitry Bykov, one of Russia's most famous intellectuals, journalists and opposition figures reflects on the days that effectively led to the end of the Soviet Union.
One year ago Russia agreed with Damascus to deploy its armed forces in Syria. The move facilitated the peacemaking process but increased risks for Moscow, analysts say.
The decision to exclude the Russian team from the Paralympic Games was "cynical," said President Vladimir Putin while welcoming the athletes from Rio. After the ceremony, Olympic medalists were given keys to new BMWs.
The leaders of France and Germany urged Russian President Putin to help calm the tensions in Ukraine, during in a joint phone call. The three are set to discuss the latest spike in violence at a G20 summit in China.
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