Sep 19, 2013 — The Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee wrote a stinging response to the Russian leader's put-down of "American exceptionalism." Putin, he tells Russians, "rules for himself, not you." McCain's essay has been posted by Russia's Pravda.
Sep 5, 2013 — "Awkward" is the word being used to describe the upcoming encounters between the two leaders at the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Thanks to a shuffling of the seats, news outlets report, the Russian and U.S. leaders won't be sitting near each other during group meetings.
Sep 4, 2013 — While the president meets with world leaders in Sweden and Russia, members of Congress continue to debate his request for authorization to take military action.
Aug 31, 2013 — The Russian leader says claims made by the U.S. are "nothing more than a provocation" for a military strike on the regime.
Aug 7, 2013 — The U.S. objects to Russia's granting of temporary asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. Obama will still attend a summit of world leaders in St. Petersburg next month, but he will not have a separate summit with the Russian leader.
Jul 29, 2013 — The Russian president has had himself photographed in a variety of macho images. The photographs have been criticized, but have done little to dim his popularity.
Jul 18, 2013 — Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The case against him heightened criticism that Russian authorities are stifling opposing voices.
Jul 17, 2013 — The news comes a day after Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in the country and just after Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S.-Russian relations are more important than the Snowden case.
Jul 16, 2013 — The former NSA contractor has been stranded and stateless at a Moscow airport for more than 20 days. Russian President Vladimir Putin compared him to an unwanted Christmas present.
Jul 12, 2013 — In the wake of the NSA spying scandal, the Kremlin is said to have ordered typewriters to make sure its secret communications stay that way.