Nadezhda Savchenko, held in Russia since 2014, said she could die while on hunger strike before a Russian judge reaches a verdict.
The latest unrest, linked to the ongoing trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, could worsen relations between Russia and Ukraine.
Slumping oil prices and Western sanctions make it likely that its crisis-hit economy will contract for a second consecutive year.
As the ceasefire in Syria entered its third day Monday, Russia’s state-owned media said the deal was proof that Russia is one of the world’s key decision-makers.
One year on from the murder of Boris Nemtsov in Russia, his friends and relatives say the perpetrators are being shielded from justice.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address on national television about the latest Syrian ceasefire deal suggests the Kremlin is committed to its implementation.
A senior Russian diplomat has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that Moscow expects loyalty from Damascus in return for political and military support.
The Kremlin reportedly aims to fire the head of Russia’s state development bank, which needs hundreds of billions of rubles to keep from drowning in bad loans.
The Kremlin is increasingly receptive to the demands of the Syrian Kurds, even granting the group a quasi-official recognition.
The Kremlin's five-month bombing campaign in the country shows no sign of letting up ahead of a proposed halt in fighting.
The weight of hundreds of years of history will be felt as Pope Francis and Russia’s Orthodox Patriarch Kirill meet in Cuba amid suggestions the Kremlin may gain politically from the encounter.
Russia’s Ukrainian library is facing closure after the arrest of its director amid a dramatic deterioration in cultural ties between the two former Soviet nations.
Chechen leader and Vladimir Putin ally Ramzan Kadyrov has a reputation for human rights abuses and the murder of political opponents — but that doesn’t mean he's not concerned about his image.
A weekend round of accusation throwing between Russia and Turkey has heightened fears of another aerial military confrontation.
Officials are proposing different ways out of the situation caused by the oil crash as the government ponders a $35 billion crisis plan.
State-controlled media in Russia see little chance of successful Syrian peace talks and have criticized the inclusion of groups they label as "terrorist."
A visit by Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino to Moscow is another piece of evidence that Russia may be open to production cuts.
Anger at corruption among the political elite in the poorest country in Europe is driving protests split between pro-European and pro-Russian groups.
Public documents shown in Russian media suggest that the Russian president’s ex-wife has remarried, shedding light on his secretive private life.
Declining oil prices and Western sanctions have helped create the deepest economic crisis in Russia since 2009 — and it's hitting poor people hardest.