As its conflict with the Kremlin escalates, the opposition is playing an uncertain game on a changing chess board.
Saturday's mass demonstration in Moscow had plenty of fiery rhetoric, but what happens next?
A remote archipelago is one of Russia’s holiest places—and its most haunted.
Russia's once apolitical youth has taken to the streets of Moscow and launched the largest demonstrations since the collapse of the Soviet Union
A Moscow apartment block’s tenants turn over, one vodka binge at a time.
More and more, shocking displays of economic inequality that might once have sparked revolution here are now just part of the fabric of everyday life
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker threw himself out of his hospital window at age 95—which his fans see as an act of courage.
Heat waves and even smoke from wildfires, have engulfed the city before, but never like this
Europe’s poorest country is a paragon of financial stability
Russia's president has launched a blog—comments included. Now citizens of this notoriously repressive country are offering him everything from policy advice to Alice Cooper concert tickets
Much more than just a disagreement over prices is pushing Moscow to take a hard line in its gas dispute with Kiev
After 17 years in the NHL, Czech hockey star Jaromir Jagr hits the ice—and the jackpot—in Siberia.
It will take more than Obama's electoral triumph to improve the United States' strained relations with Russia
Why France’s religious strife melts away in Marseille
Washington should establish a new framework, based partly on an old paradigm, for its relations with Moscow
Facing a resurgent Moscow, Ukraine is clamoring for NATO membership. The alliance should say no
"The pitiable David-and-Goliath asymmetry of Georgia's dustup with Russia has obscured both the United States' culpability in bringing about the conflict, and the nature of the separatism that caused it in the first place"
Why Vladimir Putin’s successful effort to handpick his replacement may backfire
Laid-back and beautiful, Kunming is China’s “City of Eternal Spring.”
Where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Kunming