There were widespread suspicions among human rights activists that the investigative journalist had been framed.Read the full story ›
Ivan Golunov was beaten and kept in custody for 12 hours without a lawyer after he was stopped by police in Moscow.Read the full story ›
Russian investigators are eyeing three possible causes for deadly plane fire: inexperienced pilots, equipment failure, and bad weather.Read the full story ›
Santa usually comes down the chimney - but these present-givers found another unlikely route to delivering presents to sick children.Read the full story ›
The aircraft, which was carrying 71 people including six members of flight crew, disappeared from radar just minutes after taking offRead the full story ›
Five handcuffed defendants tried to escape as they were escorted by two guards, leading to a shootout, according to Russian officials.Read the full story ›
Yuri Yeliseyev, 20, was reportedly trying to reach another balcony at an apartment block in Moscow when he slipped and fell.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers
Vladimir Putin was among the first world leaders to congratulate president-elect Donald Trump on his victory as the global community absorbed the result of the US presidential election.
The Russian parliament broke into spontaneous applause at the news of Mr Trump's win.
The Republican has repeatedly said he wanted a closer relationship with Russia, calling President Putin "a strong leader".
While Mr Trump may restore relations with one of America's old enemies, other countries were more cautious. Cuba announced military exercises to counter enemy actions as Mr Trump's victory sent shockwaves around the world.
The fight broke out at Moscow's largest cemetery, the Khovanskoye, and allegedly involved baseball bats, steel bars, shovels and firearms.Read the full story ›