Edward Snowden’s lawyer on Wednesday sought to tamp down speculation that the fugitive whistle-blower could soon return to the United States.
Thousands of people clutching flowers and candles lined up Tuesday on a typically bleak, gray afternoon to pay their last respects to Boris Nemtsov, the charismatic politician and opposition leader who was gunned down last week in the shadow of the Kremlin.
At least 20,000 people marched through the icy drizzle of central Moscow on Sunday to pay respects to slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose Friday night gangland-style shooting on a bridge near Red Square shocked Russia's beleaguered opposition and the democratic world.
World leaders on Saturday joined allies of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov in mourning the loss of a tireless advocate for democracy in a country increasingly dominated by an autocratic ruler.
Boris Y. Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was shot dead in the shadow of St. Basil's Cathedral near Red Square early Saturday on the eve of a massive opposition march to show defiance on Kremlin aggression against Ukraine.
A homemade bomb apparently hidden in a thin layer of snow exploded Sunday during a pro-Ukraine march in the eastern industrial city of Kharkiv, killing at least two people and wounding 11, authorities said.
Ukrainian national security leaders have appealed for a United Nations peacekeeping force in the separatist-occupied eastern regions of the country, but the call was immediately rejected Thursday by the insurgents and their Russian backers.
Exhausted and demoralized, Ukrainian soldiers stumbled out of an embattled railway junction town in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday after Kremlin-backed separatists captured the vital transportation hub and raised the Russian flag over its artillery-pocked commercial center.