MOSCOW Grain exporters in southern Russia are seeking government assurances that shipments will not be disrupted during the World Cup football finals because of tight security on roads and at ports, industry sources said.
MOSCOW The governor of Russia's Kemerovo region resigned on Sunday over a mall fire that killed more than 60 after a litany of violations in safety procedures left shoppers and children trapped inside the building.
MOSCOW Russian authorities on Saturday arrested billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov on charges of embezzling more than $35 million, in one of the highest-profile prosecutions of a Russian tycoon in years.
MOSCOW When Yuri Ganus settled into his new office last year as the director of RUSADA, Russia's suspended anti-doping agency, he hung a picture of an icebreaker ploughing through blocks of ice.
MOSCOW, Russia A string of second-half goals helped a Brazil side deprived of talisman Neymar to an emphatic 3-0 friendly win over World Cup hosts Russia at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Friday.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea Russian athletes walked away from the Pyeongchang Games with a medal count equivalent to that of Vancouver 2010 but fell short of their main goal: leave the Olympics with their flag.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea Ice dance legends announced their retirement, a five-time Olympian pairs skater finally gained gold, and two North Koreans won hearts if not medals in an Olympics packed with more drama than usual even for figure skating.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea A despondent mood swept through Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Saturday, their hopes of being able to fly the Russian flag at the closing ceremony deflated by a second positive doping test.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Russia has appealed to Olympic authorities to restore its Olympic status and allow its athletes to march with the national flag on Sunday at the Winter Games closing ceremony, but it could be waiting until the last minute for a decision.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals. | Video