Four U.S. military servicemen are suspected of forming a militia group with the aim of assassinating President Barack Obama and overthrowing the government, the Detroit Free Press daily reported.
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.
Russia’s Western Military District has begun large-scale air defense drills at its southern testing range of Kapustin Yar on the backdrop of further escalation of tensions with the West over Ukraine.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the 11th Paralympic Winter Games open Friday at a grandiose opening ceremony in Sochi.