Priests took to the sky to bless a Russian city with holy water, protecting it from alcohol consumption and lust. The priests have made the annual flight since 2006, using around 70 litres of holy water each trip.
Russia's leadership is increasingly worried that a faltering economy will lead more people to demand change.
The EU should be "avoiding fights that are not of its making but standing up to other continent-sized powers and tackling crises that affect its interest," a ECFR poll of 40,000 Europeans has found.
The swap could set the stage for serious talks, even though major differences remain between the two countries
The Netherlands "deeply regrets" that Volodymyr Tsemakh, a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, was released as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine, the Dutch government said on Saturday.
A prisoner swap that included Ukrainian sailors and high-profile prisoners is reportedly underway with Russia.
In Moscow, all ruling party candidates are running as independents as its popularity wanes.
Despite rumours that there is radiation in the area, the inhabitants of the small Russian village of Uyma, near Severodvinsk, have continued to pick mushrooms and berries as they do at the start of every autumn.
A woman from Belarus has been reunited with her parents, more than 20 years since losing them on a train when she was a girl.
The ruling Georgian Dream party has nominated Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia for the post of prime minister amid controversy over his handling of anti-Kremlin protests earlier this year.
Weeks of demonstrations over elections for the city legislature have turned into the biggest sustained protest movement in Russia since 2011-2013, when protesters took to the streets against perceived electoral fraud.
Georgia warned Friday of the risk of a "serious confrontation" with Russia-backed South Ossetia after the breakaway region demanded that Georgian authorities remove a checkpoint on its disputed boundary.
As Kazan hosts the WorldSkills competition, Euronews takes a closer look at this eclectic city and visits Innopolis, a satellite development outside Kazan known as the Silicon Valley of Tatarstan.
Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing of Flight MH17 over territory in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists in 2014 have urged Kyiv not to allow Tsemakh to travel to Russia.
Russia denies visa to U.S. senator amid G7 tensions
Europe's top human rights court rebuked Russia on Tuesday for multiple violations of the basic rights of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in pre-trial in 2009.
How a little-known WWII pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union is still dividing Europe today.
Alexei Navalny spent 30 days is prison according to his spokeswoman.
Russia has tested a new rocket by sending an (almost) unmanned mission to the International Space Station. Fedor the robot took the commander's seat, holding a small Russian flag.
Message in a bottle: A Russian sailor's 1969 letter is discovered by a man in Alaska.
Traditional methods of education are barely keeping up with the dynamism of globalised industries, but one thing is certain – human capital remains central to the world’s economies even with the increased use of robots and artificial intelligence.
The winning 10-minute performance was inspired by theatre, with elements of ballet and opera. With eight countries competing, Portugal and Italy came second and third.
More than 30 theatrical troupes, dance groups and street artists took part in the celebrations, ensuring the audience wasn't card-bored!
The five states surrounding the Caspian sea are seeking to deepen their cooperation in the industrial, trade and tourism sectors at the 1st Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan.
An exhibition in Russia shows how local artists are grappling with Lenin's legacy of political repression and mass killings.
"The pilots did not have any room for manoeuvre," said aviation expert Vadim Lukashevich. "They were lucky because they landed in the field where there were no buildings. But still, they worked in an extreme situation and did not make a single mistake. At least I did not notice a single error."