Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired the long-standing mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov on Tuesday, saying he had lost the confidence of the president, according to a statement posted on the Kremlin's website.
The presidents of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan held a quartet meeting in Russia's southern Black Sea resort of Sochi Wednesday, where they discussed the international battle against terror and the war on drugs, as well as economic issues, according to the Kremlin.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit the United States from June 22 through 24 at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, according to statements from both the White House and the Kremlin. The two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting at the White House on June 24.
Two sentences inscribed above the refurbished entrance hall of Moscow's Kurskaya metro station are causing great agitation for survivors of Russian labor camps.Yuri Fidelgoldsh, who had five ribs removed after imprisonment six decades ago, is one of the offended survivors.
Whether or not it had anything more dangerous than a cargo of timber on board, cargo ship Arctic Sea, which was found Monday after vanishing for two weeks, certainly carries the answers to an intriguing maritime mystery.
Any attempt to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky -- once Russia's richest man, now its most famous inmate -- must follow standard procedure, including an admission of guilt, the nation's president said Sunday.
An accident that killed 20 people on a new Russian nuclear submarine was caused by a malfunctioning fire safety system that spewed out chemicals, according to an initial investigation, officials said Sunday.
They amassed some of the world's biggest fortunes in the wild privatizations of Russia's post-Soviet chaos and the oil boom that followed. Now some of Russia's richest men are facing the choice of losing some of their empires or pleading at the Kremlin's doors for a bailout.
The last czar and his family were victims of political repression, Russia's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, formally restoring the Romanov name and furthering a Kremlin effort to encourage patriotism by celebrating the country's czarist past
Russia's Central Election Commission disqualified one of Kremlin's critics from the country's presidential election Sunday, claiming that the signatures collected for his nominating petitions were forged, the state news agency said Sunday.
When the Kremlin came for billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil company, he fought back and found himself in a Siberian prison. When it came for billionaire Mikhail Gutseriyev's oil company, he agreed to sell and went into hiding to avoid arrest.
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Russian prosecutors said on Monday they had detained 10 suspects in the murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya, but that the killing was masterminded from abroad by anti-Kremlin forces trying to discredit Russia.
Andrei Lugovoi -- the man British authorities accuse of poisoning a former Russian spy in London last year -- told reporters Thursday he wasn't behind the ex-KGB agent's murder, but speculated the British government may have been.
Russian riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally Saturday against President Vladimir Putin's government, which opponents accuse of rolling back freedoms.
While doctors scrambled to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service again denied its involvement, arguing "such steps are not in our interest," a Russian official told Russian news agency Interfax.
Doctors are still trying to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned, but they have discounted suspicions that the toxic metal thallium was used, hospital officials said Tuesday.
Exactly two years ago, I sat in a Moscow courtroom and watched one era in Russian capitalism end. Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky glumly sat in a cage and awaited the verdict he and everyone else in the courtroom knew was a foregone conclusion: a long Siberian prison sentence, and the dismemberment of Yukos, once Russia's biggest and most-respected firm.
Vice President Dick Cheney is in Eastern Europe, where he angered Russian officials with a speech that accused President Vladimir Putin of backsliding on democracy and trying to intimidate its neighbors.