'You are good people:' Navalny thanks Russian pilots, medics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in Germany recovering from what authorities there determined to be nerve agent poisoning, thanked Russian pilots and paramedics for actin...

Russia's FM laments sanctions at UN amid tension with West

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister complained about countries using sanctions to meddle in the domestic affairs of other nations, telling the U.N. General Assembly that such penalties hamper an e...

Navalny says nerve agent was found 'in and on' his body

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded Monday that Russia return the clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into a coma in Siberia, calling it “a crucial piece of evidence”...

Attempts to halt Kremlin critic Navalny have failed so far

MOSCOW (AP) — All the attempts over the years to stop the work of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have failed — so far. He’s been jailed repeatedly and twice put on trial for embezzlem...

Belarus poll workers describe fraud in Aug. 9 election

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Even before the Aug. 9 presidential election in Belarus ended, a poll worker in Minsk said she was asked to sign a document summing up its result, with the vote totals left blank...

Hospital: Russia's Navalny still in coma but improving

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for a suspected poisoning said Friday the dissident is still in an induced coma but his condition is stable and his sympt...

Putin touts Russia's COVID-19 vaccine as effective and safe

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian president on Thursday praised a coronavirus vaccine that Russia approved for use earlier this month as effective and safe, a clear bid to address international skepticism ab...

Russia announces preliminary probe into Navalny's illness

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police on Thursday announced a preliminary probe into the circumstances of the sudden illness of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who fell into a coma last week following a susp...

Pressure mounts on Russia to investigate Navalny's poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Wednesday it doesn't want the illness of Russia's opposition leader, who is in a coma in a German hospital after a suspected poisoning, to affect relations with the West...

Official: Russian dissident critical, but stable in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Russian dissident Alexei Navalny remains in critical but stable condition in a Berlin hospital where he is being treated after a suspected poisoning, a German official said Monday. ...

'Telegram revolution': App helps drive Belarus protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Every day, like clockwork, to-do lists for those protesting against Belarus' authoritarian leader appear in the popular Telegram messaging app. They lay out goals, give times and locatio...

Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia boasts that it’s about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical ...

Captain astonished that his ship delivered Beirut explosive

MOSCOW (AP) — When Boris Prokoshev, a former sea captain spending his retirement years in a Russian village, woke up and found an email saying a ship he once commanded had carried the ammonium nitrate...

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that Americ...

Volunteers came to the rescue as virus raged in Kyrgyzstan

MOSCOW (AP) — When his mother began deteriorating from the coronavirus two weeks ago, Bektrour Iskender knew that hospitals in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, were full. So he turned to Twitter for adv...