Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up.
An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds.
An Asian black bear in Russia has been captured on video enjoying a backrub against a tree — before trying to eat a surveillance camera.
Kazakhstan's interior minister has updated the tally of arrests during protests before and after the presidential election earlier this month to nearly 4,000 people.
Russian officials say all the Roma families in two villages have left after a large brawl that left one person dead.
About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis.
The opposition figure who placed second in Kazakhstan's presidential election says he will work to solidify what he sees as a rising desire to challenge authorities in the country.
A preliminary probe into last month's crash of a Russian passenger jet that left 41 dead says the plane had excessive landing speed.
Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that later were dropped when the government admitted there was no evidence he committed a crime.
The new president of Kazakhstan has been inaugurated, promising to pursue the course of his predecessor, who had run the country since independence.
Police and hundreds of demonstrators are facing off in central Moscow at an unauthorized march against police abuse in the wake of the high-profile detention of a Russian journalist.
Moldova's ousted president says he wants to cancel a decision by his interim replacement to dissolve parliament amid a deepening political crisis.
The speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament has raised concerns about a drug dealing case against a prominent investigative journalist.
An ally of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 15 days in jail on the day he was to be released.
Russia's three major newspapers have put out nearly identical front pages of their Monday's editions in a show of solidarity with a detained journalist.
Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan's former president has won the presidential election.
A lawyer for a prominent Russian journalist detained on charges of drug dealing has filed a complaint with the country's top investigative body, saying police used violence against him while in custody.
Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily.
A prominent investigative journalist who was detained on drug-dealing charges in Russia is being taken to the hospital after complaining of feeling poorly in police custody.