Russian movie "Leviathon", directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the best film award, while Marathi film "Ek Hazarachi Note" won two awards at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which concluded in Goa Sunday.
"Merci pour ce moment", the bestselling book by Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend - Valérie Trierweiler - about her stormy relationship with the French president will be released in English next week, her editors said.
A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed today that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.
The Russians rose to the occasion in the 12th and penultimate round of the LIC World junior Chess championship here Saturday as Alexandra Goryachkina scored a thumping grand double by successfully defending her title which she had won in Turkey last year with a round to spare in the Girls section by defeating Srija Seshadri.
Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute that threatens to disrupt supplies to Europe this winter.
Russian director Yuri Lyubimov, who founded Moscow's renowned Taganka Theatre, has died. He was 97. Lyubimov died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, three days after he went into hospital, his wife Katalin informed, reportedly.
In a gruelling China Open final, Maria Sharapova dug deep to beat Petra Kvitova 6-4 2-6 6-3 on Sunday. The match in Beijing lasted two hours and 28 minutes. With the win, the Russian climbed up to number two in the WTA singles rankings.
A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.