Despite the slump in world oil prices and the fracking revolution, Russia controls Europe through its gas supply.
The separatist 'people's republics' have been hit hard by the economic blockade.
The Russian president warned Washington against trying to meddle in his country's domestic affairs.
Trump's attitude towards punishing human rights offenders is confusing and contradictory.
Reporters for VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty may not be allowed to attend official functions.
Bishop Shevkhunov, a close Putin ally, 'strongly favored' the smear as a motive in the Romanovs' execution.
As an act of defiance against their Soviet past, the Gregorian calendar has been abandoned.
The church is standing in the way of the burial of the czarevich, Alexei, and his sister Maria.
A campaign to convince the world not to compete with serial cheaters would attack Russian national pride.
Russia's strategy is to use its Arctic waterway to transport its natural resources to Europe on a year-round basis.
Self-regulation can address the concerns of lawmakers more effectively than government action.
Jews faced relentless discrimination, quotas, stalled professional advancement and state-sponsored anti-Semitic campaigns.
1,300 U.S. military personnel operated with Swedish forces, practicing defensive and offensive operations.
The revolution is modern Russia's birth certificate, but Russia does not like what it says.
The killings may be part of a Russian shadow war intended to destabilize the country.
The ten "myths" are mostly simplified statements from the Soviet accounts of the revolution in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government has been attacked by computer viruses that target particular individuals.
Before announcing her run for president, Ksenia Sobchak -- known as Russia's Paris Hilton -- met with Putin.
The FPÖ not only legitimizes the annexation of Crimea but sent officials to observe the Crimean "referendum."
More and more young people have been joining Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny on street marches.
Moscow wants forces only along the line of contact, Kiev in the separatist territories and on the Russia border.
With less than six months until Russia's presidential election, journalists thought they might have tricked Putin's spokesman into a straightforward answer.