Crimea Government Moves Swiftly to Join Russia

Residents of Crimea remained divided Monday about the outcome of a weekend referendum in which voters chose overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine and join Russia, even as government agencies in the regional capital quickly moved to re-register themselves as organs of an independent state that will soon become subject to the authority of the Kremlin.

2nd Victory for Yukos Shareholders

The European Court of Human Rights awarded the shareholders of defunct oil giant Yukos $2.6 billion in compensation Thursday, a ruling that has left political and legal analysts split about its significance for Russia's relations with the West.

EU Arms Embargo: A Shot Across the Bow of Russia's Defense Industry

The West's latest round of sanctions on Russia will not have much immediate impact on the county's defense industry, but they could damage its $646 billion military modernization drive.

With Sanctions, Russia Becomes Crimea's Sole Investor

Under the weight of the latest round of European Union sanctions, the contested territory of Crimea will become an even greater burden to the beleaguered Russian budget than had been expected.

How & Why Russia Forgot The Great War

Russia lost 3 million people in World War I. But it also provided examples of explosive military strength and economic resilience that would make any nation proud.

Sizzling Weather Prompts Spike in Ice Cream Sales

Rising thermometers have pushed ice cream sales up around most of the country this month, and Muscovites are eating about 250 tons of the frozen treat on particularly hot days, a news report said.

More Than 80% of Russians Blame Ukrainian Army for MH17 Crash

Eighty-two percent of Russians believe the Ukrainian army is to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, a poll released Wednesday by the independent Levada Center showed.

Ukraine's Economy Contracts Faster as Fighting Ravages East

Ukraine's economic decline has accelerated as fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatists in the east took a heavy toll on industry and other economic activity.

Russian Stocks Drop in Volatile Trading Before EU Sanctions Decision

Russian stocks dipped in volatile trade on Tuesday as investors awaited a broad round of economic sanctions that the European Union is preparing to impose on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Putin Congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr Holiday

President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated Muslims across Russia on the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast marking the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.

Magadan Flooding Photos Show Damage As Well As Resilience

While most images posted online of the Magadan floods show the extent of the damage, some are also quite bizarre and one video also gives an unfazed resident his moment of fame.