MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.
NEWSWATCH: Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to Russia to present a motoring show there, and Piers Morgan (who has also had a Clarkson klap) has some advice for the motor mouthpiece...
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA says that they would wait for official censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency before investigating accusations made in a German television documentary...
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian bloggers took revenge on Friday for a controversial new law imposing tough rules on online expression by inundating Moscow's communications watchdog with phony registration requests.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hollywood director Oliver Stone has acquired movie rights to a political thriller penned by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, who said he became fascinated by the fugitive's "moral choice."
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia has blocked three major opposition news websites as well as the popular blog of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the latest in a media crackdown that comes amid Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden revealed on Thursday (15 August) that the father of the US intelligence whistle-blower had for the first time contacted his son via the Internet in defiance of legal advice.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The planned visit to Russia of the father of US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden is to be kept strictly secret, with details of their meeting to be made public only after it has happened, a report said on Wednesday, 14 August.