Lawmakers in Washington have responded negatively to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times about the Syria crisis. But as for Russian citizens? Well, that's a different story.
Russia's security services, the FSB, say they caught a US diplomat wearing a blond wig, as he tried to recruit a Russian intelligence agent in Moscow. The diplomat, identified as Ryan Fogle, was detained and accused of being an undercover CIA agent.
Whether Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev reached out to insurgents during his six-month stay in the Caucasus region last year is a key question for US investigators right now.
The Guardian correspondent Miriam Elder is in Cyprus' second largest city, Limassol, home to a large Russian expat community, and sometimes referred to as "LimassolGrad."
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russian punk trio Pussy Riot should not face tough sentencing for their protest against him in Moscow's main cathedral.
The Kremlin has launched an online assault, blasting the U.S. Ambassador in Moscow Michael McFaul. The spat flared up after McFaul gave a talk to students at one of Russia's most prestigious universities, as Guardian correspondent Miriam Elder explains.
The Soviet Union was a bureaucratic nightmare. Even the smallest task involved piles of paperwork and forms to fill out. Even now in modern-day Russia, that's still the case if you want to get clothes dry cleaned.
The band "Pussy Riot" performs songs that criticize Russia's authoritarianism and in particular, president elect Vladimir Putin.
Russia's Vladimir Putin held a campaign rally at a Moscow soccer stadium today, and 130,000 people showed up. Russia is holding a presidential election in ten days, and Putin is hoping to retake the office he held.
Police and elite interior troops have been patrolling Moscow a day after the biggest opposition rally in years in protest at alleged election fraud.
Russia's upcoming election gets the Taiwanese animation treatment.