Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

May 6, 2015

Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad. The stories of suffering and survival were similar to those of millions of others ...

May 5, 2015

Europe takes on Gazprom

If Moscow is determined to pick a fight with Europe, it may discover that the economic battlefield is the wrong place for a showdown.

New Armata tank debuts in Russian victory parade rehearsal

May 5, 2015

New Armata tank debuts in Russian victory parade rehearsal

Russia’s new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, ...

May 4, 2015

Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia

The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be scattered over Russia in accordance with her wishes. Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin said Plisetskaya left instructions for her to be cremated and, after the death of her husband, ...

Apr 30, 2015

North Korea's Kim cancels planned visit to Russia: Kremlin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has cancelled his planned visit to Moscow to attend Russia’s World War II anniversary celebrations on May 9, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday. “He will not come. This is related to internal North Korean issues,” spokesman ...

Russia's space cargo capsule declared total loss

Apr 30, 2015

Russia's space cargo capsule declared total loss

A Russian supply capsule that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch was declared a total loss Wednesday, but astronauts at the International Space Station said they will get by without the delivery of fresh food, water, clothes and equipment. “We should be OK,” ...

Apr 30, 2015

Russian MP demands probe over sex shops' use of WWII medal

A Russian MP on Wednesday asked prosecutors to investigate a sex shop chain for using a depiction of a World War II medal on price tags for vibrators ahead of next month’s 70th victory anniversary. The chain of shops called Casanova 69 rolled out ...