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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a criminal investigation into the derailment of a Moscow Metro train. At least 21 people were killed while many others remain in grave condition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has kicked off a six-day tour of Latin America by visiting Cuba. During his stop in Havana, Putin met not just with Cuban President Raul Castro, but also his older brother Fidel.
There is growing international pressure on Moscow to use its influence on pro-Russian separatists following the shooting down of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. A reduction of tension in Ukraine is being urged.
The US president called on his Russian counterpart to instruct separatists in Ukraine to ensure investigators full access to the wreckage of flight MH17. He also described the chaos surrounding the site as an "insult."
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