Aug 30, 2012
Ice is melting faster making it easier to extract oil and gas. But expenses and lower gas prices are proving troublesome for the Russian company.
Aug 22, 2012
After nearly two decades of negotiations, Russia is now officially a member of the World Trade Organization. It's an economic boon for Russia.
Aug 17, 2012
The band's official crime is "hooliganism by religious hatred." But to many inside and outside Russia, the case has come to represent considerably more than that.
Jul 17, 2012
The U.S. has been pressing Russia to stop sending arms to Syria for much of the 16-month conflict between the government and opposition forces. Russia has said it will not make any new deals with Syria, but it looks like arms will continue to flow.
Jul 16, 2012
Yesterday the Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched and is now on its way to the International Space Station. Since retiring their own shuttle program, NASA has been paying Russia millions of dollars to get astronauts into space.
Jul 11, 2012
If you load the Russian version of Wikipedia today, you'll find a big pink bar across the top. And the site shut itself down completely yesterday to protest an Internet bill that looks likely to pass the Russian parliament. Human rights groups are also up in arms.
Jul 5, 2012
And you thought the SATs were exhausting.
Jun 25, 2012
Russia and the United States not seeing eye-to-eye on global agreement.
Jun 20, 2012
The U.S. and Europe are focused on diplomacy and sanctions to stem violence in Syria -- and perhaps force the current regime from power. One problem is Russia's alleged supply of arms to the government there. But Western diplomats have discovered a vulnerability: every weapons-carrying ship has to carry insurance.