A Russian television channel reported that thousands of people gathered in Moscow for a rally strengthening “patriotism” — but the rally never took place, according to photographers and bloggers at the scene.
A report into the causes of the downing over Ukraine last year of flight MH17, on which most of the passengers were Dutch nationals, is likely to put a further strain on the Netherlands' relations with Russia.
A ship chartered by the Russian government to make voyages to a government-controlled port in Syria was carrying military trucks when it headed to Syria last month, according to photographs taken as it passed through the Bosphorus Straits.
In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.
A court in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk has banned the online dissemination of information on kickbacks, arguing it encourages people to give and take bribes, the regional Prosecutor's Office said Thursday in a statement.