"We don't see one concrete fact either about hackers or about some secret probes into election meddling in almost every Western country, or on the issue of accusations of rights abuses of LGBT representatives in Chechnya," Sergei Lavrov told journalists.
"There is no reason to believe Sochi, in Russia, is under more threat than any other place on the planet," said a top Russian official as preliminary events got underway at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi. Islamic militants have threatened to disrupt the Games.
Expectations are pretty low for this week's Syria peace talks in Geneva. It will the first time that government and opposition representatives actually meet since the civil war began almost three years ago. But a third major player in the conflict will be missing: the Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group that controls much of north-east Syria. Most of its fighters are foreign. Here's the story of one Syrian man who has been forced into exile by the very men he once helped bring into his country.
Two suicide bombers have struck the Russian city of Volgograd in the last two days, leaving more than 30 people dead. But these terrorist attacks aren't isolated incidents — they have roots that go back to battles fought 200 years ago.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare effort at communicating with the American people through the New York TImes. In an op-ed, he confronted President Barack Obama's decision-making regarding U.S. intervention in Syria and called for the U.S. to hold back any strikes.
Author Anthony Marra talks with anchor Marco Werman about his debut novel "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena." Marra's story is set in modern Chechnya and delves into the moral dilemmas facing strangers thrown together in war.
The Boston Marathon bombings investigation has focused a big spotlight on Chechnya. The two suspects' family -- the Tsarnaevs -- have Chechen roots. Journalist Nathan Thornburgh blogs about the need to consider another side of Chechnya.
Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the southernmost republic of the Russian Federation. The answer is Dagestan. The World's Quil Lawrence recently met some travellers from Dagestan on their way home from their pilgrimage to Mecca.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch who says he's been denied a visa by Russian authorities, and he says it's an example of "harassment" of non-governmental groups by the government of Russia.
The United States today again called on Russia to honor its commitment to withdraw its forces from Georgia. But the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse, in Georgia, tells anchor Lisa Mullins that there's no sign of any pull-back.
It was two female suicide bombers who reportedly detonated belts in Moscow yesterday. Female suicide bombers have struck there before. Professor Mia Bloom teaches at Penn State and is writing a book on female suicide bombers.
Russia declared an end to its ten-year operation in the autonomous republic of Chechnya today. The move is a step towards normalizing the relations between the two countries. For more we turn to Olexiy Solohubenko, Russia analyst for the BBC.
President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov of the Russian republic of Ingushetia is in critical condition after an assassination attempt. Steven Eke, BBC World Service's Russia Analyst, joins The Takeaway to analyze the situation.
Natalya Estemirova, a journalist and human rights activist, was kidnapped in the Chechen capital of Grozny and found dead of gunshot wounds. Joining The Takeaway is Dimitri Babitch, political journalist of the Russian news agency Rio Novosti.