Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.
The captain of a Russian passenger jet has been hailed as a hero for landing his plane in a field after it collided with a flock of birds seconds after take-off, causing both engines to malfunction.
It is 20 years since Vladimir Putin succeeded Boris Yeltsin as Russia’s president and, while he remains popular at home, abroad, his years in power have been marked by conflict, suspicion and international power plays.
Tens of thousands of people have joined one of Moscow’s biggest political protests in recent years, denouncing the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the Russian capital’s city council ballot.
Typhoon fighter jets have been scrambled twice in one day in response to Russian “Bear” bombers, one of which was “approaching British airspace”.
Russia’s culture, history and politics have been both revered and reviled in the West.
Powerful explosions at a military depot in Russia’s Siberia have left 12 people injured and one missing, forcing over 16,500 people to leave their homes.
Protesters once again took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday, decrying the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates for upcoming city council elections.
An image of a teenage girl sitting in front of riot police with the Russian constitution on her lap has gone viral – viewed by many as a metaphor for young people’s disillusionment with politics in the nation.
RAF fighter jets intercepted a Russian aircraft near Estonia on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence has said.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister said discussions in Austria with representatives from nations that want to salvage an unravelling nuclear accord were “good”.