The men were convicted of being part of "an extremist organization," but church leaders insist they were jailed "for their peaceful Christian worship."
The governor of Kaliningrad also recommended "that all U.S. generals read some history books about those who plotted against the Russian state and the consequences they had to face."
The body of LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva was found in St. Petersburg on July 20, with evidence she had been choked and stabbed. Now a suspect has confessed but Grigoryeva's friends are dubious.
Alexander Gabyshev calls himself a "shaman warrior" and was walking from the Sakha Republic in the far east of Russia, to Moscow. He was reportedly arrested having covered 2,000 miles.
"The Americans need hotbeds of tension in Syria only to justify their illegal presence on the territory of a sovereign state and to satisfy their geopolitical ambitions by any means," a senior Russian military official said.
General Joseph Dunford said that the new NATO strategy adopted in May was part of the alliance's response to the growing Russian threat.
Border disputes involving North and South Korea, Russia, China and Japan have led to some tense episodes in the Asia-Pacific region.
One worker was injured in the blast at the VECTOR center in Novosibirsk, Siberia.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Newsweek that despite Trump's public condemnation, increased U.S. activity has helped the alliance become stronger than it was at the start of the president's term.
Novosibirsk's mayoral candidate Sergey Boyko filmed the drone outside his high-rise apartment block.
Interfax news agency reported that a probe was launched in 2017 into why Oleg Smolenkov was allowed to leave for Montenegro on vacation.
Volodymyr Zelensky also thanked the U.S. for its continued support, noting he hoped to visit the White House soon for a meeting with Trump.
Kremlin critic Yuri Felshtinsky told Newsweek: "In the eyes of the Russian government, he committed treason"
"I definitely don't need this sh--storm, so dear friends: I'm deleting this video so as not to prolong this wave of negativity," Russian rapper Timati wrote.
The official, since named by Russian media, had reportedly been supplying intelligence to the U.S. for decades.
Media reports say Oleg Smolenkov left Moscow with his family and may have moved to Washington DC.
The man managed to keep himself afloat using two bits of plastic foam, surviving until the Russian vessel picked him up near the coast.
The U.S. tested four Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles in the past three days, as Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed he had offered to sell hypersonic arms to President Donald Trump.
The former secretary of defense said the days of cooperation with Russia are gone and that the U.S. must stand alongside its allies against President Vladimir Putin.
"Truth be told, they are saying that they will soon produce it themselves," Russian President Vladimir Putin said of his offer to sell the U.S. hypersonic weapons, asking "Why waste money when we already have spent some?"
Anti-government protesters have been marching against a ban on some opposition parties in the upcoming Moscow city parliament elections.
Relations between NATO allies the U.S. and Turkey have been strained by Ankara's decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system.
Radon levels four times above normal were found in one of the nap rooms of the kindergarten in Siberia's Kemerovo region.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said American pressure on the Iran nuclear deal is designed to create a pretense for conflict.
Multiple pro-democracy protests are happening across the world on Saturday.
Trump has reportedly ordered his national security team to review some $250 million in military aid to Ukraine, which is fighting pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.
One of the islands is about the size of 10 football fields.
The two leaders visited an air show outside Moscow this week to inspect Russia's most advanced fighter jet.
The current affairs show 60 Minutes on the Kremlin-backed channel Channel 1 poked fun at the U.S. president's promotion of his Russian counterpart at the G-7 summit which has just finished.