Kiev marks 35th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident while releasing a cache of archive documents suggesting that Soviet authorities hushed up at least three accidents at the plant in 1982 and 1984.
Moscow's embassy in Italy hopes the detention of a Russian diplomat in Italy will not affect bilateral relations as Italy summons Russia's envoy following the arrest of an Italian navy captain on allegations of spying for Moscow.
Dissent has been systematically squashed out leaving a trail of dead opposition figures, critics and journalists for decades.
Belarus arrested the men last month, saying they had sought to destabilise the country prior to Sunday's presidential election.
More than 200 people showed up outside the headquarters of the FSB security services carrying placards and moving in single file as required by authorities for unauthorised demonstrations.
The warnings of planted bombs, all of them false, have been sent to numerous Russian cities, but particularly targeted the capital, where around 16 million live and work, with up to 1,000 threats per day.
The Russian president’s enormous influence over the country’s destiny has forced comparisons between Putin and the former Tsars.
A gunman opened fire on the headquarters of Russia's FSB security service in central Moscow killing at least one officer and wounding another five. Video uploaded on social media showed a man running and being apparently shot in the back.
According to an Italian author and his supporters, there is compelling evidence that the literary giant and defender of the working class might have been killed by the Soviets.
Abdul Hamid S, who was working as a linguistic and cultural adviser with the German army, "is believed to have passed insights to an Iranian intelligence agency," prosecutors say.
In the 60s, Russia took advantage of leftist anti-imperialist movements in an attempt to destabilise the liberal world order. Today, the Russians are trying to repeat the feat with the far-right, only this time, Islamophobia is the rallying cry.
US President Donald Trump is staying at his resort in Turnberry in western Scotland amid anti-Trump protests and allegations over Russian meddling into the 2016 election.
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