Moscow ready to cooperate with West: Russian PM

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is ready to cooperate with the West despite efforts to isolate Moscow with economic sanctions.

NBC vows it won`t be a PR tool for Putin

The National Broadcasting Co., which paid $775 million to cover the Sochi Olympics, insists it won`t be used by Russian president Vladimir Putin when the 2014 Winter Games begin February 6.

Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station

A three-man crew successfully blasted off into space with the Olympic torch on Thursday, ready to take it on its first space walk in what they said would be a "spectacular" showcase for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Patriotic Putin sets long Sochi torch rally in motion

President Vladimir Putin hoisted the flame that will burn at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games high in Red Square on Sunday, bringing his personal campaign to stage Russia`s first post-Soviet Olympics within sight of completion.

Bode Miller says Russian anti-gay law `ignorant`

While some athletes danced around Russia`s anti-gay legislation on Monday American skiing great Bode Miller met the issue head on by calling next year`s Sochi Winter Olympic hosts "ignorant."

IOC says Sochi set for Games, Russian anti-gay law not a barrier

The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it had assessed that a Russian law banning "gay propaganda" does not violate its charter and the city of Sochi would be ready to host the 2014 Winter Games.