The Kremlin is looking into reports of alarmingly high pollution levels in a town in the Urals emanating from a decommissioned copper mine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the leaders of Turkey and Iran for talks about a Syria peace settlement as expectations mount for an imminent and final defeat of the Islamic State group.
Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: Polar bears who have moved into a populated area.
A senior Russian diplomat says Venezuela hasn't asked Russia for military assistance amid the South American country's political crisis.
Protesters in several Russian cities have taken to the streets in solidarity with an opposition activist.
Russia's top investigative body says no traces of explosives have been found in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed this week, killing 39 people.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Israeli counterpart, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have held telephone consultations centering on Syria.
The Latest on the search of a partially collapsed apartment building in Russia: (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Russia's emergencies ministry says the search of the concrete rubble from a partially collapsed apartment building has ended and the number of deaths stands at 39.
The Latest on the building collapse in Russia (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Russian emergency officials say the death toll from the partial collapse of an apartment building has risen to 26 after more bodies were recovered from the rubble.
The Latest on the collapse of a building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian rescue crews have pulled two more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building, bringing the death toll to nine.
Russian rescuers on Tuesday pulled an infant boy alive from the rubble of an apartment building, some 35 hours after a collapse that killed at least seven people and left dozens missing.
At least four people died Monday when sections of an apartment building collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in Russia's Ural Mountains region, officials said, and hundreds of rescuers are searching for survivors under the debris.
A Russian cosmonaut who explored a mysterious hole in a capsule docked to the International Space Station said Monday that the opening was drilled from inside the spacecraft and Russian law enforcement agencies are investigating what caused it.
Ukraine plans to again send its warships into the Sea of Azov, a top Ukrainian official said, a move that could set the stage for another clash with Russia.
Nearly 114,000 Syrian refugees have been repatriated this year, the Russian military said Tuesday, a fraction of the estimated 6 million who have fled since the start of the conflict.
The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local): 12 p.m.
The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Estonia has summoned the Russian ambassador to Tallinn over Russia's use of military power against Ukrainian sailors and vessels in the Kerch Strait.
The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 12:05 p.m.
Russian border guards opened fire on three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula, raising the prospect of a full-scale military confrontation between the two neighbors.
The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Ukraine's president is demanding that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff in the Black Sea.