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.
Marina Litvinenko, wife of Alexander Litvinenko who was killed in 2006, has said that a British inquiry into the death proves Putin's involvement. The former Russian spy was poisoned with radioactive polonium.
President Vladimir Putin, and Khryusha the piglet, want to root out all products that make their way to Russia despite the import ban. What a waste in a country where every sixth person is poor, says DW's Juri Rescheto.
France has appeared to contradict Russia over the compensation deal for the non-delivery of two Mistral helicopter-carrying warships. The deal has been on ice since last year.
Why is Russia so concerned about the state of its constitution? Can NGO activity really undermine a country or are other factors required? Fiona Clark in Moscow goes in search of answers.