A Russian performance artist nailed his genitals to the ground outside Moscow's Red Square in protest over Russia's "police state" as the country marked national police day.
Finally, Russians are considering burying Vladimir Lenin. Since his death in 1924, the Bolshevik leader's embalmed body has been lying in a glass coffin in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square. For many, he is the shining symbol of Soviet communism - a martyr to the utopian cause of socialist revolution.
The embalmed body of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has lain in a glass coffin in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square since his death in 1924. But recent comments by Russia's new culture minister have brought closer the possibility that the father of the Bolshevik Revolution could finally be laid to rest, signaling an end to the cult of Lenin.
Russia wants to hold an exhibition hockey game in Moscow's Red Square to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Summit Series between the Soviet Union and Canada.
From New Zealand to New York, the world eagerly welcomed a new year Sunday with confetti-filled celebrations, glittering fireworks displays and star-studded festivities.