When you're digging into London, you never know what you'll find. A skeleton might not be just a skeleton, it might be the first sign of a cemetery that was lost more than 600 years ago.
Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has confirmed.
Russia is now entering the story on Edward Snowden. Today, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin indicated that Russia would consider asylum for the American NSA leaker.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual nationally televised call-in show on Thursday. And it was the longest ever, 4 hours and 47 minutes. Miriam Elder was monitoring the Q&A at the Press Center and live tweeting all about it.
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."
A judge in a Moscow court sentenced the members of Pussy Riot to two years in jail on Friday.
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.