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One of the three Pussy Riot members released

October 10, 2012

The Russian appeals court kept the two-year sentence for two members of the punk band, Pussy Riot, after the protest against Vladimir Putin that landed all three members in jail for hooliganism occurred, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Russian court postpones appeal for punk band Pussy Riot

October 1, 2012

The three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot will have to wait 10 more days before their appeal after one member fired her lawyers before the hearing, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Russian asteroid crater full of diamonds

September 19, 2012

Russia recently declassified the existence of what could be considered the most plentiful diamond field as of late, which is located deep within a 62-mile diameter asteroid crater, the Popigai Astroblem in Siberia, according to Tecca. Read Article »

Soccer player David Bentley may stay on Russian team

September 12, 2012

Soccer midfielder David Bentley recently announced he may consider staying in Russia longer than his six-month loan deal that ends in January, according to The Press Association. Read Article »

Final list of Russian cities to host 2018 World Cup to be announced

September 6, 2012

The final list of host cities for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be announced later this month, the tournament's officials recently reported, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Auto market doing well in Russia

August 30, 2012

The auto industry has not been the best around Europe, but one market that has caught a lot of people's attention is the increase in auto sales in Russia, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read Article »

Singer Sarah Brightman to be next space tourist on Russian spacecraft

August 22, 2012

It was recently announced that Russia and the U.S. will be able to take paying space tourists on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft starting in 2015, according to the Voice of Russia. Read Article »

Russia slated to win more gold medals in women's gymnastics

August 9, 2012

With 225 of the 302 events in the 2012 London Olympics completed, there aren't many more medals to be had, but Russia may wind up with at least one more gold. Read Article »

Russia defeats Canada in women's basketball at the Olympics

July 30, 2012

The Russian women's basketball team defeated Canada with an impressive comeback at the London Olympics. Read Article »

Russian cargo ship fails to redock with ISS

July 25, 2012

In the past year, Russia's space program has seen more failures than successes, and the failed docking of an unmanned cargo ship with the international space station (ISS) adds yet another mission to the list. Read Article »

Internet restriction bill raises concerns in Russia

July 17, 2012

Russian lawmakers recently approved a bill in the lower house of parliament that is causing quite a stir. Read Article »

RFU announces Advocaat's replacement to coach national team

July 16, 2012

The Russian Football Union (RFU) recently announced former coach Dick Advocaat's successor - Fabio Capello. Read Article »

Russia defeats Great Britain on the basketball court ahead of London Olympics

June 29, 2012

The 2012 London Olympics are fast approaching, and athletes around the world are getting in as much practice and preparation as possible before the games begin. Read Article »

Russian official blames The Beatles for modern-day drug problems

June 27, 2012

Yevgeny Bryun, an anti-narcotic official at the Russian Ministry of Health, publicly denounced The Beatles for having played a key role in promoting drug use, according to The Telegraph Read Article »

Russian hockey star Evgeni Malkin named NHL's MVP

June 22, 2012

Evgeni Malkin was named the Most Valuable Player in the American's National Hockey League. Read Article »

Russia bows out of Euro 2012, gets in trouble with the UEFA

June 18, 2012

Following a disappointing loss to Greece, Russia is out of the running for the Euro 2012 competition. Read Article »

Polish elephant predicts Russia will lose to Poland in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier

June 11, 2012

As the Euro 2012 qualifying matches are underway, many sports fans have been debating the outcome of the annual competition but one set of predictions carry a bit more weight than most. Read Article »

Scientists bring 32,000-year-old plant back to life

June 1, 2012

Earlier this year, Russian scientists managed to revive an ancient plant, Silene stenophylla, from a fruit found buried deep in the Siberian ice, marking it the first successful attempt to restore life to a frozen organism. Read Article »

Russian prime minister meets with American cowboys in Russia

May 24, 2012

Earlier this week, Russia's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visited a farm in the southwestern region of Bryansk that uses cattle imported from the U.S. as well as American cowboys. Read Article »

Russia wins hockey world championship

May 21, 2012

Russia recently bested Slovakia in the world hockey championships to take the title on Sunday. Read Article »

Russian shuttle reaches ISS successfully

May 17, 2012

An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were recently launched into outer space on a journey to the International Space Station (ISS). Read Article »

Russian plane vanishes in Indonesian mountains

May 9, 2012

During a demonstration flight above Indonesia, a Russian plane disappeared from radars. Read Article »

Vladimir Putin takes presidential oath despite national unrest

May 7, 2012

On Monday morning, Vladimir Putin was sworn in as the new president of Russia. Read Article »

Russia bids farewell to iconic Avtovaz Classic cars

May 4, 2012

Last month, Russian automaker Avtovaz, the largest car company in Russia, stopped production on the Lada Classic 2107. Read Article »

Undefeated Russian boxer Dmitry Pirog keeps WBO World Champion title

May 2, 2012

On May 1, Russian middleweight champ Dmitry Pirog took on Japan's Nobuhiro Ishida to defend his WBO belt. Read Article »

Russian national football coach announces he will not renew his contract after Euro 2012

April 30, 2012

Russian coach Dick Advocaat recently announced he does not plan on resigning with the Russian national football team once the 2012 European Championship is over. Read Article »

Russian shuttle to bring men home from International Space Station is successful

April 27, 2012

Two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut landed in Kazakhstan on Friday, April 27. Read Article »

First all-white adult orca observed off Russian coast

April 24, 2012

A group of students and scientists embarked on a research cruise off the coast of eastern Russia earlier this week when they spotted something never seen before, an all-white adult orca whale. Read Article »

Trial continues for Pussy Riot's political protest performance

April 19, 2012

Following Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory, the all-female punk band Pussy Riot performed a protest concert at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow against the leader. Read Article »

WWF establishes preserve for Amur leopards in Russia

April 11, 2012

A new park has been established in the Far East region of Russia by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an effort to save the Amur leopard from extinction. Read Article »

Russia and Europe to partner on Mars mission

April 9, 2012

Russia's federal space agency, Roscomos, has plans to join forces with the European Space Agency (ESA) in the journey to Mars. Read Article »

Photo alteration scandal embarrasses Russian Orthodox Church

April 5, 2012

The Russian Orthodox Church has been in the hot seat recently, after bloggers caught on to a failed attempt to alter an image of Patriarch Kirill. Read Article »

Rescuers save 675 ice fishermen from escaped ice floe

April 2, 2012

Ice fishing is extremely popular in Russia, but when the weather begins to warm up and the ice starts to melt, the sport can become extremely dangerous. Read Article »

New bill enters Russian parliament to ban 'gay propaganda' nationally

March 29, 2012

Recently, a citywide ban on "gay propaganda" was put into effect in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and now the national government is considering implementing a countrywide policy. Read Article »

Gay rights activists in Russia unimpressed by Madonna's support of their plight

March 23, 2012

Madonna, a world-renowned pop star, announced plans to stand against recently passed laws banning the promotion of homosexuality at an upcoming concert in Saint Petersburg. Read Article »

Murderer cinematically escapes Russian prison

March 22, 2012

Sometimes the line between reality and fiction is easily blurred, and a story that seems straight out of a suspense novel recently took place in Russia. Read Article »

Geckos to ride on Russia research satellite this year

March 19, 2012

News that Russia was planning to send astronauts to the moon was leaked last week, but they may not be first in line to leave Earth's atmosphere. Read Article »

Russia to put men on moon by 2030

March 14, 2012

The Russian space program has been struggling to rebuild its image after a handful of failed probe launches late last year. Read Article »

Putin offers cabinet position to Prokhorov, who declines

March 7, 2012

In what appears to be an act of goodwill, newly-elected President Vladimir Putin recently extended a job offer to his biggest competitors from the political race. Read Article »

Putin wins Russian elections, many claim voting fraud was involved

March 5, 2012

Russia's presidential elections were held over the weekend, and as many predicted, Putin was the clear victor. Read Article »