President Assad expressed his gratitude for Russia's military intervention
Every stop is neatly planned in Ismailov's evocative tale of the Moscow metro
Security forces evacuated 120 residents from the apartment block on Sunday
The relic will be on display during religious holidays
For 150 years the railway line between Moscow and St Petersburg ran as straight as an arrow for 403 miles. Straight, but for one big bend near Novgorod. The story goes that Tsar Nicholas was so fed up of officials dithering over the route that he plonked a ruler on the map and drew a straight line between the two cities, accidentally drawing around his finger in the process. Too terrified to point out his error, the builders constructed the railway with the Tsar's bump in place.
But the whistleblower says he cannot go home when there’s ‘no chance to have a fair trial’
First he was imprisoned. There he died after being denied medical treatment. Then he was put on posthumous trial. Now the Russian lawyer who dared to expose a £140m fraud is accused of perpetrating the crime himself
The two countries’ leaders reached agreement at talks in the Kremlin that appeared to begin frostily but ended with them laughing at a ceremony where documents were signed on reducing trade barriers
Arguments and demands of president and his government “have no grounds in reality”
The corridors of Russian power are studied through the history of the Kremlin
Volunteer coaches provide time worth £7.9bn a year, based on the minimum wage
En route to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the torch relay through Russia passed members of the Nivkh ethnic group.
Some analysts interpret Moscow delegation's trip as a shot across Washington's bows
A former teacher whose Russian ex-husband refused to return their two sons after they went for a visit to Russia has suffered a setback in her landmark legal fight to win them back.
Ever since Malcolm Allison declared that his club would now hurl themselves on “the cowards of Europe” and promptly got himself knocked out in the first round by Fenerbahce, the European Cup has cast its shadow over Manchester City.