Yekaterinburg has escaped its dark past of contract killings and organized crime to become a World Cup host city with a more hopeful future.Full Story
South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Russia Thursday ahead of talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, which are expected to focus on economic cooperation and the situation in North Korea.Full Story
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday called for dialogue between Israel and Iran following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria that marked a sharp escalation between the two enemies.Full Story
A Moscow court on Friday ruled to block the popular messaging app Telegram in Russia, after it refused to give state security services access to private conversations.Full Story
Moscow on Thursday called on the West to "seriously consider" the consequences of threats against Syria after the U.S. and France said they would respond to an alleged chemical attack.Full Story
The United States, EU members, NATO and other nations across three continents have announced the expulsion of over 150 Russian diplomats in a coordinated action against Moscow which they accuse of poisoning an ex-spy in Britain.Full Story
Russia on Friday slammed Britain for encouraging European Union member states to support London over a spy poisoning row after they agreed to recall the bloc's envoy from Moscow for consultations.
In London they "are feverishly trying to force allies to take confrontational steps," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on a visit to Hanoi, state news agency RIA Novosti reported.Full Story
Retired rocket scientist Anatoly Alexandrovich has a blunt suggestion for how the Russian healthcare system could be improved: "Drop an atomic bomb on it."Full Story
The Kremlin on Wednesday denied involvement in air strikes on Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave that monitors say have killed at least 250 civilians since the start of the week.
"These are groundless accusations. It is not clear what they are based on. No specific data has been given. We do not agree (with them)," said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov in response to a U.S. briefing saying that Russia was responsible for the attacks.Full Story
The United States has urged Russia to use its leverage over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end the war as the U.N. envoy warned of a "worrying and dangerous" moment in the nearly seven-year conflict.Full Story