Meteors have slammed into central Russia. A factory took a direct hit. The meteor shower caused windows in the area to smash, injuring many locals.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The scientists' stay on board the ISS will be the longest ever.
A three-person crew is back on planet Earth after spending six months aboard the International Space Station. The crew included the first Russian woman to serve on the station.
Images sent to earth from the International Space Station never cease to amaze. But the situation up there itself is impressive on its own - for instance the sheer size of it. See for yourself!
Russia's president wants to establish a country that's united internally and that showcases its strength to the world beyond. The former Soviet Union is seen as a natural imperial framework, says historian Gerd Koenen.