The US has expressed displeasure at Snowden's public appearance in Moscow. He says he will try to get to Latin America.
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.
Russia has moved to ban a prominent US organization from operating in the country under the nation's controversial new "undesirables" law. Critics have slammed the ban as an attempt to limit civil society.
Global investment funds are turning increasingly skeptical about Russia's economic prospects, as investors show less interest in Russian equities. The "BRIC" investment idea is also no longer attractive.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt on the first leg of his Middle East tour. Kerry will also hold a meeting with his Russian and Saudi Arabian counterparts in Qatar and attend a Gulf summit.