Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was discharged from a hospital on Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning.
The Kremlin rejected the Mueller report on his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, calling it inconclusive and damaging.
At his annual marathon news conference held on Dec. 14, Vladimir Putin claimed that the reason the presidential election won't be competitive is because the opposition lacks a clear positive platform, preferring instead to "make noise in the streets."
American politicians should stop tempting fate by demonizing Russia and acting in ways that seem to confirm that the U.S. poses a threat to Russia.
Moscow expressed hope Wednesday that diplomats will agree on a list of opposition groups that should be invited to U.N.-brokered peace talks on Syria.
Russian submarines and spy ships are operating near U.S. cables, arousing concern that Russia may be planning to attack those lines in times of tension.
Russia: Security officials said Monday that they thwarted a planned terror attack on Moscow's public transport system by militants with ISIS links.
By Gabriela Marin Thornton and Alexey Ilin
The crisis in Ukraine has plunged U.S.-Russian relations to their lowest point since the Cold War; Crimea is now Russian territory.