Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny lost the Moscow mayor's race, but he's calling for a recount -- and a runoff election. He claims that Sunday's contest was rigged.
A court has jailed activists for clashing with police during protests over Vladimir Putin's return to Russia’s presidency in 2012. The defense attorney intends to file a long-shot appeal despite the judge's decision.
The EU, Russia and Ukraine have confirmed a multilateral summit, to be held in Belarus one week from now. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko will be among the participants.
There are signs that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be ready to wind down the confrontation over Ukraine without having reached his ultimate goal, Washington's former top diplomat for the region tells DW.
German Chancellor Merkel has said she wants Russia to comment on claims by Ukrainian separatists that they have received arms from Moscow. This comes as rebels shoot down another Ukrainian warplane.
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