The Russian government fired back at economic sanctions by banning food imports from the Western countries who imposed the penalties. But some Russians worry less about the return of bread lines and more about dry liquor cabinets.
In a move that took Russia by surprise, Russian President Vladimir Putin abolished one of the country's state-run news agencies, RIA Novosti. He's reforming it, with a hardline supporter as the new head.
The Russian band Pussy Riot ignited a storm of controversy for its protest performance in a Russian cathedral. Arrested and eventually convicted, a trio of band members were sentenced to two year in prison. But Wednesday, a Russian court suspended the sentence of one woman.
Russians head to the polls soon to choose a new president — who will likely be an old president. Vladimir Putin is expected to win re-election relatively easy, but there's growing discontent with him and political corruption in Russia, which has sent thousands into the street in protest.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is seen as a sportsman, a hunter, an athlete, a ï¿½manly man.' But what about Russian President Dmitry Medvedev? Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on the very different public images of Russia's leaders.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Moscow to see Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from New York Times reporter Michael Schwirtz, who says the California governor hopes to help US businessmen connect with Russian innovators.
It's the one year anniversary of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's rise to power, but many Russia watchers feel that Vladimir Putin still holds the reins. For a look back at Medvedev's first year, we are joined by the BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko.
It's Monday, which means it is time to take a look at the week ahead. We talk with James Surowiecki, The Balance Sheet writer for The New Yorker, and Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times.
President Obama heads to Russia next week hoping to agree on a deal with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to reduce the stocks of deployed nuclear warheads to below 1,700 on each side. For more, The Takeaway turns to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
In the wake of the subway bombing in Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has vowed to destroy those responsible. Could this be the end of President Dmitry Medvedev's liberalizing of the Russian government and the return of Putin's iron fist?
President Obama is in Prague today, where he signed the START Treaty along with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The treaty will reduce the number of nuclear warheads between the two countries by almost 40 percent, from 2,700 to 1,550.