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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev chairs a meeting of the Government Commission on Social and Economic Development of the North Caucasian Federal District in Grozny in June 2012, flanked by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, Ingushetia head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, and Daghestan's Magomedsalam Magomedov .
The United States chided Russia for sending missiles to the Syrian government as plans for a peace conference promoted by Washington and Moscow were hit by diplomatic rifts over its scope and purpose.
French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu today compared President Vladimir Putin to the late Pope John Paul II and said the ex-KGB agent is what Russia needs as a leader.
The advanced S-300 Russian air defense system, which Moscow has pledged to deliver to Syria, could reach Hezbollah and beyond, a senior defense official warned on Saturday.
A long-delayed inquiry to determine circumstances that led to the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian intelligence officer, could be abandoned after the official responsible for leading it partly upheld a British government request to withhold crucial evidence.
The Americans have a vice in the intelligence world that can be turned against them: They want to know everything at first hand The arrest of US diplomat Ryan Christopher Fogle in Moscow this week on spying charges had a distinctly retro feel.
A rare public clash between two leading figures in Russia's state-dominated oil industry hints at a split in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and could be intended to rein in one of his closest advisers.
"If, for example, you offer normal conditions, better than other companies can offer, we can take more oil for processing, of course, if you want.
The father of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has been summoned to appear before federal investigators.
A lone chicken is seen in the rubble of the site where an Israeli airstrike struck Damascus earlier this month.
The port welcomes the five-star rated ultra-luxurious cruise ship Silver Whisper today , as she makes Falmouth the first port of call on her 12-day Southampton to Copenhagen cruise.
Russia's weapons supplies to Syria are fully in compliance with the law and do not give the government troops any advantage over the rebels, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said commenting on the hype in Western media.
Authorities are investigating a violent skirmish between environmental activists and private security guards in Russia's southern Voronezh region over environmental damage activists fear from a proposed nickel mine in the area, Radio Free Europe reports .
COCOA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 6, 2012, 12:37am ET -- Today is Obama Day. In the distant future, when the history books present their record of this time, this nation may be judged by the decision we make at the polls today .
THE tomb of Russia's revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin has reopened after major repairs for water damage to its foundation, media reports said.
Even after two years, President Obama's Syria policy remains hard to understand.