| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Another high-ranking U.S. military officer has been dismissed after getting drunk during a goodwill mission to Russia, officials said.
Last year, the captain of the San Diego-based frigate Vandegrift was relieved of command for getting drunk during a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:05 AM
MOSCOW -- Following a pardon from President Vladimir Putin, former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released from prison Friday, officials told his lawyers.
[Updated, 7:05 a.m. PST Dec. 20: Later, the Associated Press reported that he had arrived...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:08 AM
MOSCOW -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon once considered President Vladimir Putin's most potent political foe, said Sunday that he had no plans to resume his business or political activities or to support Russia's embattled opposition forces....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:35 AM
KRASNOYARSK, Russia — Two jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were released Monday following an amnesty law that both of them described as Kremlin's public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics.
Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:25 AM
MOSCOW — Two members of the feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot were freed from prison Monday as part of an amnesty law that one of them immediately denounced as "a profanity."
The two musicians were released after serving most of their two-year...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Perestroika-era Soviet ambassador to U.S.
Yuri Dubinin, 83, the Soviet Union's ambassador to the United States during much of the turbulent 1980s' perestroika period, died Friday. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced his death in Moscow...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who had been keeping a low profile in Moscow since being granted asylum there in August, has broken out of his seclusion with a lengthy interview with the Washington Post and a recorded television address to be aired in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:56 AM
LONDON -- Five British Greenpeace activists arrived in London on Friday after their release from detention in Russia, saying their goal of fighting Arctic oil development remained unchanged but that their tactics might need some adjustment. “I&...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Just days after the release of two band members from Russian prisons, the political activists known collectively as Pussy Riot continue to make headlines and spark controversy.
A screening of a documentary on the group, "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,"...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:36 AM
MOSCOW -- At least 14 people were killed and 28 injured Monday morning by a suspected suicide bomb attack on a crowded trolley bus in the Russian city of Volgograd -- the second such attack on mass transit in the city in as many days.
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:38 AM
MOSCOW — At least 14 people were killed and 43 injured in a suicide bombing Sunday afternoon at the railway station in Volgograd, an industrial city in southern Russia, officials said.
Shortly after 1 p.m. local time, a woman approached a metal...