Independent news from Russia. Photo by Sergey Kiselyov / Moskva News Agency
Two Russian sailors have been sentenced to a combined 395 years in prison in Greece for trafficking migrants
About 50 extreme sporting lovers from around the world took part in Russia's annual Ice Storm marathon, covering 205 kilometers of limitless expanses of ice
Russian technology giant Yandex cut its reliance on advertising revenues last year and saw strong revenue growth, but profits were behind expectations
President Vladimir Putin spoke out on Russia’s cabinet reshuffle for the first time since his sweeping shake-up of the government last month
This Valentine’s Day marked the first time in 36 years that “Sadko” has been staged at the Bolshoi Theater. Critics were mixed about the modern re-imagining of the epic opera
A Russian prankster glued a massive portrait of President Vladimir Putin to the inside of a residential elevator. He then placed a camera in the elevator to record people’s reactions.
Journalist Nikolay Andruschenko died today after a brutal beating last month. He reported on the gov’t’s mob ties.
Young journalist Margarita Virova dies at age 25 after falling from an apartment window
Dagestan cancels South Korean boy band concert movie over warnings against “Korean homosexuals”
Seraphim of Sarov was born on this day in 1754. In 1903, the Russian Orthodox Church declared him a saint.