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.
German Vice Chancellor will speak to German industry representatives in Russia in a bid to boost trade between the two countries. Gabriel has advocated easing sanctions against Moscow.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel urged Russia to show more cooperation in peace talks for Syria. He also opened negotiations on a number of trade deals while in Moscow.
Nikas Safronov fuses artistic talent with business acumen, making millions for painting portraits of the powerful, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he admires. Juri Rescheto reports from Moscow.
After accusations of election fraud and mass protests five years ago, the Russian government has worked hard to make Sunday's parliamentary elections look fair. However, experts agree that appearances are deceiving.
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