Vladimir Putin
  • Groups are urging Western consumer products giants to stop advertising on a Kremlin-friendly TV network known for its biased coverage of government critics.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 1:00 AM EST
  • In this Sunday Nov. 11, 2012 photo Geda Rozina, 100, poses at their apartment in Moscow. The four generations of Zimanenko- Rozin's family embody the history of Jews in Russia over the past century, from the restrictions of czarist times to the revival of Jewish culture in Russia today.

    Moscow's new Jewish museum, Europe's largest, is Russia's first major attempt to tell the story of its Jewish community.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
  • Maxim Luzyanin, 36, attends his trial on charges that he attacked riot police during a massive rally against Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Zamoskvoretsky district court, Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

    First of 19 defendants being tried for participating in a massive rally; cases are seen as litmus test for future dissent crackdowns.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
  • President Vladimir Putin reshuffled the nation's top military brass following the defense minister's ouster and instructed the new top military officer to be friendlier to Russia's defense industries.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 8:30 AM EST