Moscow

President Vladimir Putin was glaringly absent at the funeral for Mikhail Gorbachev, whose leadership helped end the Cold War.
The low-key funeral reflects the Kremlin’s uneasiness about the legacy of Gorbachev, who is despised by many at home for the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Daria Dugina was the daughter of far-right political theorist Alexander Dugin, who helped forge the ideas behind Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
WNBA star Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drugs charges in a Russian court - but says she committed them by accident.
The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist was arrested 4 1/2 months ago on charges of cannabis possession.
Three months after McDonald’s suspended operations in Russia, its famous former outlet on Moscow’s Pushkin Square reopened under a new name.
Griner's lawyer said he believes the relatively short extension of the detention indicated the case would come to trial soon.
The Pontiff said the Vatican is "still pushing" for the meeting "even if I fear that Putin cannot and does not want to have this meeting at this moment.”
The loss of the Russian navy's flagship is a devastating symbolic defeat for Moscow.
“We’ll see,” the president said Tuesday. “I don’t read anything into it until I see what their actions are.”