U.N. peacekeepers returned on Thursday to patrol the frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for the first time in years, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced — Moscow’s latest achievement in efforts to negotiate a solution to the crisis along the volatile border.
Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic had been working on an investigation into Russian private military contractors working abroad, their colleagues said Wednesday.
The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a car-and-knife attack on Western tourists cycling in Tajikistan that killed two Americans and two Europeans.
One of Russia’s best-known graduate schools, created to avoid a brain drain among top academics in the newly open Russia of the 1990s, has lost its state accreditation, amid fears of a wider clampdown on educational institutions with strong Western connections.
Russia’s surprise victory over Spain in the World Cup turned Moscow into one giant street party and the Kremlin was eager to join in on the celebration.
Russian authorities this week brought fresh legal action against an acclaimed researcher into Stalin’s purges, accusing him of sexual misconduct toward his underage daughter, in what human rights groups see as a trumped-up attempt to shut down his work at a time when the government is seeking to gloss over Soviet-era crimes.
Russian women and visiting World Cup soccer fans: be fruitful and multiply.
A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone.
Academia — like Hollywood, the media and Congress — is facing its own #MeToo movement over allegations of sexual misconduct.