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Russian gold-medal biathlete embroiled in doping scandal retires
Anton Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia's doping scandal, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Controversy hits Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine
An Olympic ice-dancing gold medallist and her dancing partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a routine on a popular television show.
Holocaust ice dance routine sparks controversy in Russia
An Olympic ice-dancing gold medallist and her on-ice partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a dance routine on a popular television show.
Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria
Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.
Alexei Navalny, Kremlin critic, detained after trying to attend protest
Police have detained President Vladimir Putin's chief foe, Alexei Navalny, who has broken the terms of his house arrest to attend a protest of several thousand just outside the Kremlin.