- 00:40 08/03/2014
A massive rally took place in Moscow on Friday to support the decision of authorities in Ukraine’s Crimea republic to secede and join Russia.1
- 00:17 08/03/2014
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours
- 23:48 07/03/2014
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Washington on Friday against "hasty and reckless” steps over the crisis in Ukraine that could harm Russia-US relations.
- 22:25 07/03/2014
The upcoming May 25 presidential election in Ukraine will not be free and fair if violence and intimidation in the country continue, the speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament said Friday.1
- 21:38 07/03/2014
Crimea, a majority ethnic Russian region within Ukraine, decided on Friday to ignore a presidential order on a technicality and proceed with an upcoming vote to secede and join Russia.
- 21:02 07/03/2014
A case against Russia’s former defense minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, who was implicated in a corruption scandal, was ended on amnesty earlier this year, his lawyer said late Thursday.
- 20:31 07/03/2014
The head of Russia’s state-run energy company Gazprom said Friday that Ukraine has stopped paying for Russian gas supplies, which could trigger a repetition of 2009’s so-called “gas war” between the two countries.
- 19:59 07/03/2014
Foreigners found guilty of sexually harassing women in Russia could soon face deportation under new rules being considered in parliament, a lawmaker said Friday.
- 19:15 07/03/2014
Russia has moved to protect its domestic caviar industry by raising import duties for US imports of the delicacy, the RBC Daily newspaper said Friday.
- 18:37 07/03/2014
Russia accused the European Union on Friday of taking an “extremely unconstructive stance” on the Ukrainian political crisis by freezing negotiations with Russia on a visa-free regime and a new cooperation agreement.4
- 17:24 07/03/2014
The web domain of the Russian government’s official newspaper was defaced and taken down Friday by alleged supporters of the Ukrainian uprising that led to the toppling of the country’s president.
- 16:17 07/03/2014
Russian investigators said Friday that they are opening a case against a prominent Ukrainian nationalist on suspicion of torturing and murdering at least 20 Russian servicemen during the conflict of the early 2000s in Chechnya.1
- 14:13 07/03/2014
Russia’s upper house of parliament said Friday it would welcome the addition of Crimea to the country's territory if residents there choose to secede from Ukraine in a referendum scheduled next week.7
- 13:31 07/03/2014
A woman's place is in the home, not running around trying to forge a career.
- 10:37 07/03/2014
Ukraine’s Crimean city of Sevastopol has voted to become part of Russia, mirroring an earlier vote by the region’s parliament and consolidating support for the majority ethnic Russian region to formally secede from Ukraine in an upcoming popular vote.3
- 07:30 07/03/2014
The coach who presided over Russia's hockey flop at last month's Sochi Olympics has rejoined his old team in the domestic Kontinental Hockey League, Ak Bars Kazan, the team said in a statement Thursday.
- 05:43 07/03/2014
The Sochi Paralympics will bring about wide-ranging change to the way Russians see disabled people, International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven said.
- 04:59 07/03/2014
An explosion of unclear origin illuminated the sky over eastern Siberia on Thursday morning, leaving frightened locals to speculate about an asteroid or malfunctioning rocketry, media reports said.
- 03:32 07/03/2014
Street cleaners found a baby African crocodile at a construction site in St. Petersburg, local media reported Thursday.