Nikolai Koblyakov was living in Paris when police suddenly came to arrest him in July.
The move brings the U.S.-backed country closer into the orbit of Washington's rivals and enemies in the Middle East.
The U.S. embassy in Moscow made Ambassador John Tefft a meme on Monday in response to a doctored photo of him attending a protest.
President Petro Poroshenko hurriedly reversed the decision the next day after meeting the British ambassador.
Rising warlords under Bashar al-Assad's command pose as much of a threat to him and to Moscow’s interests in Syria as the rebel groups fighting him.
"My feeling toward the Ukraine and toward the entire area is very very strong. I know many people who live in the Ukraine. They're friends of mine. They're fantastic people."
Women across the Russian political spectrum own watches, jewels, and other finery at disproportionate cost to their declared income, anti-corruption activists working for the opposition leader Alexei Navalny found.
Russia's foreign ministry said the European Union's "abject helplessness" over the flood of refugees was its just reward for demanding the ouster of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced to seven years, six months in prison by a court in Baku Tuesday.
Russia briefly banned the internet encyclopedia on Monday over a drug-related entry, then lifted the ban after Wikipedia users protested.
Was it in support or opposition to Russia's ban on Western imports? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Eston Kohver's trial has become a diplomatic flashpoint as the Baltic states worry about possible Russian intervention.
The Russian president's latest expedition to the sea floor coincides with the anniversary of Russia's worst modern submarine disaster, a personal low point for Putin.
After getting a tip from a source, opposition politician Alexei Navalny tracked Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov to a honeymoon in Sardinia, well beyond his modest official means.
The couple have been handed lengthy prison sentences, as the crackdown on civil society in the oil-rich country grows.
Rasim Aliyev's death after criticizing a prominent local soccer player comes in the worst atmosphere for press freedom in Azerbaijan since its independence.
France and Ukraine have condemned 10 lawmakers for visiting the peninsula, which Russia seized last year.
All is not well in the Mushroom Kingdom.
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