Russian journalist Yekaterina Gordon has joined the ranks of those wanting to run in March's presidential election. President Vladimir Putin hasn't yet said whether he will seek re-election but he's widely expected to run.
A well-known journalist for Russia's top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an attacker who burst into her studio -- the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow.
In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race.
The Russian military is conducting sweeping drills that involve dozens of intercontinental ballistic missile launchers. The Defence Ministry said Tuesday that the drills involve over 60 Topol, Topol-M and Yars missile launchers.
The new U.S. ambassador to Russia presented his diplomatic credentials to President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony Tuesday in the Kremlin, a move that marks the formal start of Jon Huntsman's work in Russia.
Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's 'small-hearted' and 'revengeful' actions and has plummeted further because of 'Russo-phobic hysteria.'