Souvenir matryoshka dolls featuring Vladimir Lenin, former Communist Party founder, center, and Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, right, sit for sale at a kiosk on Red Square in Moscow . Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The Russian ruble extended declines after closing at a record low on Monday as data showed hedge funds turned bearish on the exchange rate for the fir(...)

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (L) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead of their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Ukraine said it has agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks (Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters)

Ukraine agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks, giving President Petro Poroshenko some breathing room as he seeks to a(...)

Protesters warm themselves near a fire burning in a steel drum at Independence Square in Kiev December 5th, 2013. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters.

Ukrainian authorities have been urged to respect the massive protests gripping the country against the government’s decision to freeze ties with the E(...)

A man takes part in today’s opposition rally in Moscow. The sticker reads “Putin”. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

About 4,500 people gathered at a rally in Moscow to urge Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government to free political prisoners, according to polic(...)