At least 141 people have died as floodwaters surge through southern Russia's Krasnodar region, state-run media reported Sunday, citing Russia's Interior Ministry.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lambasted Russia and China on Friday for blocking efforts to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has lost a key general to defection.
The heads of state of Russia, China and four Central Asian partner nations signed a statement Thursday opposing outside intervention in Syria and Iran.
Russia test-fired a ballistic missile Wednesday, a move that comes amid tensions about a recent NATO announcement that it placed an interim missile defense shield in Europe.
With talks deadlocked between the United States and Russia over plans to deploy a missile defense shield in Europe, a top Russian general raised the possibility of a possible pre-emptive strike against launch sites if a deal could not be reached.
More than 100 people were detained in Moscow on Sunday after taking part in a protest against state television programming, police said.
A plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been foiled, Russia's state-run Channel One TV reported Monday, less than a week before presidential elections that Putin is expected to win.
A Russian state media TV network claims an alleged plot to kill Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been foiled.
A woman blew herself up at a police post in Russia's southwestern republic of Dagestan, killing four officers and wounding two more, the state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he has won Russia's presidential election, restoring the former KGB officer to the office he held for eight years before term limits forced him to step down in 2008.
No politician in Russia can draw a crowd like Vladimir Putin.
The Communist Party still has strong support, but CNN's Phil Black reports it's struggling to prevent another Putin term.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for unity as he appeared headed for a third term as president, declaring victory in an "open and honest fight" in Sunday's election.
Russia's socialite, former reality show star Kseniya Sobchak, uses her fame to enter the political arena.
Russians go to the polls on Sunday March 4 to elect a new president. Current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is attempting to regain the post he held between 1999 and 2008. He has been a dominant force in Russian politics for more than a decade but his popularity has suffered recent setbacks. So who is challenging him and what will the poll mean for Russia? CNN examines some of the key questions.
Anti-corruption groups vow to field an army of volunteer monitors at Russian polling stations. CNN's Phil Black reports.
On December 10 last year a huge crowd rallied in Moscow. The people were fired up about alleged election fraud and fed up with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It was unprecedented in the country's post-Soviet history. Unthinkable in Putin's Russia.
Phil Black profiles Russian pres. candidate, Mikhail Prokhorov, and the belief among some that he's a "Kremlin project."
Russia's controversial stance in the Syrian crisis has left many wondering what Moscow stands to gain by backing the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad.
CNN's Ivan Watson explains why those opposed to Bashar al-Assad are so angry with Russia for blocking a U.N. resolution.
As international leaders express outrage over mass killings in Syria -- and lament the inability to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing the Syrian regime -- questions linger about the two countries behind the impasse.
As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the Syrian regime, a U.N. Security Council draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted Saturday after veto-wielding members Russia and China voted against it.
Arab and Western diplomats spoke in support Tuesday of a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, while representatives from Russia and China slammed it as meddlesome.
People in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much as women do.
Fareed Zakaria discusses the recent protests in Russia and the tough uphill climb they face to produce change in Moscow.
Russia's new draft for a Security Council resolution on the Syrian crisis is "insufficient" but could be improved, Germany's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.
A close ally of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is stepping down as the speaker of the lower house of Russia's parliament, their political party announced Wednesday.
CNN's Matthew Chance outlines the number of things going against Mikhail Prokhorov's bid for the Russian presidency.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for a probe into allegations of vote fraud in recent parliamentary elections, according to a post on his Facebook page Sunday.
CNN's Phil Black reports on protesters in Russia who are angry over alleged vote fraud in recent elections.
Not backing down from their accusations that their country's parliamentary elections were rigged, thousands of Russian protesters planned a massive demonstration for Saturday.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blamed the United States Thursday for encouraging opposition protests that have broken out since parliamentary elections Sunday.
Riot police face off against opposition protesters in Moscow. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Identifying the moment when a political regime begins to decompose is as difficult as dating the onset of a recession. But in histories of the decline of the order built by Vladimir Putin in Russia, last Sunday's parliamentary election is bound to feature prominently.
Police arrested at least 250 protesters and an opposition leader in Russia's capital Tuesday in a second day of demonstrations against parliamentary election results.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "full investigation" of irregularities in Sunday's parliamentary elections in which the party of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appears to have suffered a serious setback.
Putin's party suffers sharp losses. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports it's not politics as usual for united Russia.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appears to have suffered a serious setback in parliamentary elections over the weekend, slimming his party's majority and political clout.
Political analyst Maria Lipman tells CNN's Natalie Allen about allegations of fraud in Russia's elections.
While Russian police arrested 170 opposition protesters in two cities, voters in the country's parliamentary election appeared to eat away at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's support in Sunday's elections, slimming down his party's parliamentary majority.
Current Russian president Dmitry Medvedev calls on United Russia party to endorse Vladimir Putin as next president.
A Ukrainian court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of authority for signing gas contracts with Russia and sentenced her Tuesday to seven years in prison.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on the ruling United Russia party Saturday to endorse Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for president in 2012.
At the height of a new round of quarreling between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas prices, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday launched a major pipeline that will start pumping gas to Western Europe next month, bypassing Ukraine.
Two Russian pilots aboard a MiG-31 fighter jet were killed when it crashed Tuesday, state media said.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has set December 4 as the date for parliamentary elections, Russian state TV reported Monday.
Russia opposes U.S. and European leaders' calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign, Interfax news agency reported Friday, saying that the leader should get more time to implement reforms.
Media activist Rebecca MacKinnon talks about the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace.
On a small, floating piece of ice in the Beaufort Sea, several hundred miles north of Alaska, a group of scientists are documenting what some dub an "Arctic meltdown."
Four people face criminal charges in connection with the sinking of a Russian ship Sunday in which scores of people died, federal investigators said Tuesday.
At least 55 people are now known to have died when a ship sank with more than 200 people aboard on Russia's Volga River, state-run media reported Monday, citing the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.
At least six people were killed and another three were seriously injured in a plane crash in western Siberia, a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry official told CNN Monday.
The United States is "disappointed" by the refusal of Russia's Ministry of Justice to register the liberal Party of People's Freedom on Wednesday, effectively barring it from participating in upcoming elections for the Russian assembly, or Duma, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement.
Officials in the Russian capital say new public toilets, to be introduced by the end of the year, will be virtually indestructible.
Despite complaints from Europeans, Russia will keep intact its ban on vegetables from the European Union because of the outbreak of a rare strain of E. coli, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday.
Russia has announced a ban on fresh vegetable imports from the European Union in the wake of a deadly E. coli outbreak that has swept across parts of Europe, state media reported Thursday.
Russia will need to speed up the development of its nuclear strike capabilities if the United States does not convince Moscow its missile defense system isn't aimed at Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.
Russian security forces have killed an al Qaeda emissary who fought alongside Chechen rebels, officials said Wednesday.
Chechen security agents have killed a top al Qaeda militant believed to responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Russia's Northern Caucasus region, officials announced Friday.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin proposed Thursday that his country and the United States abolish visas between them. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is visiting Moscow, responded that it was a good idea, according to Russia's state-run news agency.
The British journalist expelled from Russia was denied entry when he came back to the country because "he violated a number of rules concerning the work of foreign correspondents," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website Tuesday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told business and political leaders from around the world Wednesday that his nation is trying to modernize and recognizes it has work to do.
Russia's lower house of parliament ratified Tuesday a landmark nuclear disarmament treaty with the United States, the first such weapons pact in the post-Cold War era.
Russia's president instructed the country's prosecutor general Tuesday to check the operation of Moscow airports and related companies "to make sure they fully comply with legislation on air transportation and servicing of passengers" who have been stranded since icy rain and snowstorms caused dozens of canceled or delayed flights over the weekend, the Kremlin press office said.
Russia on Tuesday responded to international criticism over the conviction of a former Russian oil tycoon and his business partner on corruption charges.
The lower house of the Russian parliament gave preliminary approval Friday to START, a nuclear arms reduction treaty between Russia and the United States.
Close allies since the Soviet days, India and Russia marked the first decade of their strategic partnership with a slew of agreements at their annual summit Tuesday.
Russia said Wednesday that it blamed "unfriendly" actions by Britain for a recent diplomatic spat that led both nations to expel each others' diplomats.
At Russia's urging, the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday morning aimed at defusing simmering tensions in the Korean peninsula.
Chanting "give us our time back," thousands of people in eastern Russia Saturday protested proposed changes to the country's time zones, state media reported.
British officials aren't answering official Russian requests for more information about a Russian woman detained as a possible spy, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Former Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the U.S. shouldn't interfere in Russia's democracy.
Ousted Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov presided over a "pyramid" of corruption in the Russian capital that the Kremlin tolerated for political advantage, according to a document released by the website WikiLeaks on Wednesday.
Russia's Vladimir Putin tells CNN's Larry King that leaks have happened before, and WikiLeaks is not a catastrophe.
Russia's lower house of parliament has approved a resolution recognizing that Josef Stalin's regime was responsible for the 1940 massacre of more than 20,000 Polish officers, signaling a thawing of relations between Poland and Russia, state media reported.
Russia's top diplomat said Thursday the nation will permit NATO to move armored vehicles through Russia to Afghanistan, state-run Russian media said.
President Barack Obama urged the lame duck Senate to quickly ratify the new arms control treaty with Russia, arguing that the United States cannot "afford to gamble" on the need to effectively monitor that country's nuclear stockpile.
Russia's president visited the disputed Kuril Islands on Monday, over Japanese protest, Russian state media said.
In a no-surprise vote, the Moscow City legislature approved a handpicked Kremlin loyalist for the post of the new Moscow Mayor on Thursday.
Russia and Venezuela signed an agreement Friday calling for Russia to build a nuclear power station in the South American nation.
A senior Russian official has been branded an "imbecile" after tweeting that he found a worm in his salad during a Kremlin banquet for visiting German President Christian Wulff.
The former mayor of Moscow speaks to CNN's Matthew Chance about why he thinks he was fired.
Moscow's former mayor has launched a stinging rebuke of the Russian president, just weeks after being unceremoniously dismissed from office by the Kremlin.
Chance: Mr. Luzhkov, you were the mayor of Moscow for 18 years until last month when you were unceremoniously fired by the Russian president. Why do you think that you were dismissed?
Long-time Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov accused President Dmitry Medvedev of leading Russia back into Stalinism a day before he was sacked, a letter in a Russian magazine showed Wednesday.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on how and why the Kremlin has dismissed Moscow's mayor.
Japan's foreign minister has warned that a possible trip by Russia's president to islands both countries claim could harm diplomatic relations, Japanese media reported.
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.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired the long-standing mayor of Moscow, saying he has lost confidence in the latter's ability to run the city, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
Russia and Norway signed a deal Wednesday that defines their maritime border, settling a long-running dispute that has affected commercial fishing and energy interests.
People walk around dazed and bloody after a car exploded in Vladikavkaz, Russia, killing several people. (No audio)
Fires left at least eight people dead and hundreds homeless in three regions of central Russia, government officials said Friday.
Panera Bread Company's chairman explains why his company lets customers decide what they want to pay for their food.
A fire at a retirement home northwest of here killed nine people early Monday morning, Russian state media said.
Russia's top nuclear official Thursday called the pending supply of nuclear fuel to Iran's first atomic energy plant "an event of crucial importance" that proves that "Russia always fulfills its (international) obligations."
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.
The Romanian diplomat Russian officials said they caught "red handed" Monday, "attempting to obtain secret military information" has been declared "persona non grata" and has to leave Russia in 48 hours, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry website.