Vladimir Putin
  • The Justice Ministry says it is filing a legal case against the country's only independent elections monitoring group for allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT
  • German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Russian Presideent Vladimir Putin shake hands after a press conference at the Hannover Fair, in Hannover, northern Germany, Monday April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Marcus Brandt)

    Rainbow flags were flying at half-staff around the Dutch city and rights groups planned a major protest against Russian gay rights policies.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 08, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, attend the opening of the Hannover Fair at the Congress Center in Hannover, Germany, Sunday April 7, 2013.

    Germany's leader voiced her concerns over Russian controls on non-governmental organizations, saying they should be able to work freely.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 08, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT
  • Andey Sidelnikov who worked for Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky speaks to the media outside the Guildhall in Windsor, England Thursday, March, 28, 2013, following the inquest into Berezovsky's death. Berezovsky was found dead at his home in Ascot near Windsor on Saturday March 23.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    An investigator said there were no signs of a struggle, but that the involvement of a third party "cannot be completely eliminated as tests remain outstanding."

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 28, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT