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Russian president Vladimir Putin's name has been put forward as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Russian president’s name was submitted for consideration despite recent saber-rattling.

03/06/2014

Heavily armed soldiers wearing no identifying military insignia stand guard outside the Crimean parliament building in Simeropol. (Getty Images)

Crimean Leader Claims Control, Asks Putin For Help

The pro-Russian leader of Ukraine’s Crimea appealed to Russia’s president for help in keeping the peace.

03/01/2014

Security officers at Moscow's airport are reportedly not bothering to inspect passengers bags on flight to Sochi. (Getty Images)

Banned Carry-On Items Get Through Russian Security

Journalists and tourists have been able to board planes in Moscow with toothpaste and other liquids, say officials are not checking for them.

02/06/2014

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (right) and Maria Alyokhina (left) say the punk rockers want ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to replace Vladimir Putin as Russian president. (YEVGENY FELDMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pussy Riot Members Urge Olympic Boycott, Resignation Of Putin

Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent anti-government protests, said they still want to topple President Vladimir Putin.

12/28/2013

Six are dead after a suspected suicide bomber detonated on a bus in Volgograd, Russia (AFP/Getty Images)

Suicide Bomber Strikes Russian Bus, Killing Six

A female suicide bomber blew herself up on a city bus in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and injuring about 30, officials said.

10/22/2013

Edward Snowden's father arrived in Moscow to meet with his son, who is still in hiding.  (The Guardian via Getty Images)

Edward Snowden’s Father Arrives In Moscow

The father of former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow Thursday morning to meet with his son who has received asylum in Russia and has been living at a secret location.

10/10/2013

The foreign relations and defense commission of Brazil's lower house has authorized an official trip by legislators to go to Moscow to interview National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden about spying on Brazil. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Brazil Pols Authorize Moscow Trip To Interview Snowden About Spying

The foreign relations and defense commission of Brazil’s lower house has authorized an official trip by legislators to go to Moscow to interview National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden about spying on Brazil.

09/11/2013

Employees install the 'red phone', the legendary hotline that connected the White House to the Kremlin during the Cold War, in White House, 30 August 1963, in Washington. (Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images)

50 Years Later, Hotline To Moscow Still Relevant

The Washington-Moscow Hotline is not just a Cold War relic, but a system for top-level crisis communications that remains a useful tool for U.S. and Russian leaders at odds over their relations with Syria and Iran, a former director of the Soviet space exploration program says.

08/29/2013

The crisis in Syria and Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry, Hagel To Meet Their Russian Counterparts Amid Tense Relations

The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.

08/06/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Lawyer: Snowden ‘Intends To Stay In Russia’

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is reportedly allowed to leave the Moscow airport he has been holed up in since last month.

07/24/2013

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