Mstislav Rostropovich, a cellist and conductor who also made a name for himself as a human rights activist, died in Moscow on Friday at the age of 80. A music critic discusses his life and work.
A female suicide bomber killed at least 10 and injured more than 50 others outside a subway station in Moscow Tuesday night. Militant Islamists later claimed responsibility for the attack.
In the wake of dual suicide bombings in Moscow Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged Monday that his country would not bow to terrorists.
Russian doctors said Sunday that most of the 117 hostages who died during the military's raid on a Moscow theater were killed by the gas used to incapacitate the Chechen guerrillas holding more than 750 people captive.
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