Author: NATHAN HODGE, CNN

Ukrainians fear president will accept peace on Putin's terms

As the US pushes forward with impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump and his dealings with Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian leader is set to sit down Monday with the man overseeing another conflict involving his country: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mikhail Gorbachev warns Russia and US must avoid 'hot war'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev may be remembered today as the man who presided over the collapse of an empire: The recent anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 saw major celebrations to mark the collapse of Communism in eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany.

MH17 investigators appeal for witnesses of Moscow's involvement

International investigators are pleading for witnesses to testify about the role Russian government officials may have played in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, saying that intercepted telephone conversations pointed to Moscow's involvement.

Putin tried to smash his opposition but protests have spiraled

It's been a heady summer for Russia's embattled political opposition. On August 10, as many as 50,000 people rallied in Moscow calling for fair local elections, the biggest protests seen in the capital since early 2012. Now opposition leaders are calling for a protest on August 31, hoping to build on the momentum of

A deadly mishap in Russia's Far North, and a nuclear mystery lingers

An official state of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Sarov. Last Thursday, five nuclear specialists employed by Rosatom, Russia's state atomic energy corporation, were killed in a blast at a military test site in northern Russia, not far from the port of Severodvinsk.

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov put under house arrest

A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been released from jail and placed under house arrest after being charged with intent to sell drugs in large quantities, according to his employer, the independent news site Meduza, citing his attorney.