Russia's capital resembled a ghost town on this Victory Day, with traditional military parades and lavish celebrations cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A movement is growing to make May 8 a holiday to mark the end of World War Two.
Vladimir Putin had hoped 2020 would mark a turning point in his plans to rule Russia, Darren McCaffrey writes. But the pandemic has put Putin's project on hold.
Images of Russian war heroes are emerging across Nizhny Novgorod.
Russia registered a record increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday. But some say official data is still underestimating the scale of the outbreak.
May Day has always been a lot of different things to different people.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has called on citizens to stay at home after he tested positive for COVID-19.
While Russia is waging an illegal invasion into Ukraine, Amazon is profiting from the symbols of that conflict, such as the banners that represent Russian proxy forces.
Even Russia's nesting dolls cannot escape the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
“Old people have to stay between four walls most of the time anyway, so not letting us go out at all is torture,” said pensioner Nina.
Russian Patriarch Kirill celebrates the Orthodox Easter Mass at an empty Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In Sofia, people attend the Easter mass despite the virus fears.
Orthodox churches in Russia and Ukraine have sent mixed signals to congregations over whether or not they can attend Easter services this weekend.
The looming economic recovery may take its toll on Europe’s armed forces and civilian experts - they will be expected to do more with less money. This has to be avoided at all costs.
Ireland toughens up its measures to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, whilst Russia sends out mixed messages.
Vladimir Putin says timely measures helped avoid a coronavirus epidemic. Is he right?
The breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia is holding a presidential election to replace the leader who stepped down in January under pressure from the opposition.
Russians competed in a downhill competition for the most creative home-made sledge on Sunday.
While certain breakthroughs on women's rights following #METOO are celebrating among feminists, Inna Shevchenko continues to fight the patriarchy with activist group FEMEN, as she says, around the world, women's rights are continually under attack.
The law still needs to be approved by the country's Constitutional Court and in a referendum set for April 22.
The trial against three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with multiple counts of murder for their alleged involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 started today in the Netherlands. .
An international security expert believes Turkish President Erdogan may have overplayed his hand in the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Putin said that Russia and Turkey had agreed to a ceasefire in Syria after violence escalated this past week.
It was the Russian and Turkish presidents' first meeting since at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike near Idlib, sparking a NATO crisis.
The warning came after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed by airstrikes in northern Idlib province on Thursday. Turkey has blamed Russia.
Turkish action in Syria is just one part of a chain reaction that experts believe could lead to another humanitarian crisis in Europe.
Turkey says it will not back down in a stand-off with Russia over the northern Syrian region of Idlib.