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article thumbnailHermitage faces outcry over installations featuring dead animals

An exhibition featuring installations by the Belgian artist and theater director Jan Fabre at the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg has provoked an outcry from both human rights activists and art lovers. The exhibition, entitled “Jan Fabre: Knight [ ... ]


article thumbnailLaunch of Proton rocket carrying US satellite postponed

The launch of the Russian Proton-M carrier rocket due to deliver the US EchoStar-21 satellite into orbit, has been rescheduled from November to December, International Launch Services, which operates Proton international launches, announced on its of [ ... ]


article thumbnailThe first Romanov political exile: How Peter the Great's son fled Russia

Russia's first emperor Peter the Great was famous not only for his wars, radical reforms and the construction of the new capital, St. Petersburg, but also for his temper. He worked tirelessly, demanding the same from his comrades, and he was terrifyi [ ... ]


article thumbnailPitfalls as well as profit: Why Trump rule will also be a risk for Russia

Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election has sent everyone into a stupor. Russia, on the contrary, is in a state of joyful excitement. Which is understandable, given the nature of the campaign in America – the Democrats themselves k [ ... ]


article thumbnailWill the Russia-Japan “tug-of-peace” yield any results?

In mid-December, the leaders of Russia and Japan will hold an informal summit that is bound to discuss the 70-year old Southern Kuril Island territorial dispute and a related package of economic cooperation. While the meeting has been hailed by the R [ ... ]


article thumbnailJapan wants to bribe Russia to return four Kuril Islands at once

AP photoSpeaking about Russian-Japanese relations in Lima, Peru, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the way to the peace treaty was not easy", but its absence between Russia and Japan was a relic of the past, which hindered the development of [ ... ]


article thumbnailHealthy eating takes off in Moscow

The covers of Russian lifestyle magazines, like their counterparts in the West, are full of headlines offering the latest advice on healthy eating and how to lose weight. Moscow restaurateurs are responding to the increased interest in a healthy life [ ... ]


article thumbnailDubosekovo: Monument to a desperate struggle


Photographs by William Brumfield​Volokolamsk, located about 60 miles west of the Moscow Ring Road, is among a score of small historic towns surrounding the Russian megapolis, and like the rest of these towns, it played a critical role at a certain  [ ... ]


article thumbnailArmenian president: We had to buy Iskander-M missiles from Russia

Yerevan has been obligated to buy Iskander-M short-range ballistic missiles system to balance the volatile military situation in the Caucasus region, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has said in an interview with the MIA Rossiya Segodnya news agency [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussians rediscover their Jewish identity

Starting in the late 1980s, a flood of Russian Jews left the country for new homes around the world. Nearly three-quarters of Russia’s Jewish population emigrated. One nation to benefit from this immigration was Israel.Today more than a quarter of  [ ... ]


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article thumbnailGrave development: Russia slashes budget for official funerals

The economic crisis in Russia is forcing not only civilians but also entire ministries to reduce their expenses. This has even affected specific areas such as funerals: The Russian Defense Ministry has reduced its anticipated budget for burying top g [ ... ]


article thumbnailPutin describes the smell in Russia's relations with the West

AP photoVladimir Putin believes that the complicated dialogue with Washington can be explained with the fact that it resembles an attempt of the US to impose its own terms on Russia. "You know, it's very difficult to have a dialogue with the incumbe [ ... ]


article thumbnailDefense Ministry to set up training range in western Russia

A new training range measuring more than 50 square kilometers will be set up in the Bryansk Region in west Russia by the yearend, Russian Western Military District spokesman Igor Muginov said.The training range will be used to train up to 1,000 servi [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia and Armenia to set up joint air defense system in the Caucasus

The Armenian parliament has ratified an agreement between Moscow and Yerevan on the establishment of a single air defense system in the Caucasus region. On Oct. 7 Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Russian State Duma to also approve the agree [ ... ]


article thumbnailPutin cancels visit to Paris as France made it clear 'It's not the time'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled his visit to Paris on October 19 as France had send a signal "It is not the time for visits."Speaking at the Russian Calling forum on Oct. 12, Putin said that he had "a very good relationship" with Frenc [ ... ]


article thumbnailAmericans smile malignantly, when Russia speaks of its independence

Despite a plethora of problems, the "civilized international community" seems to be preoccupied with only one question: "How can we punish Russia even more?" "We've had the Crimea, the Donbas, the Minsk Accords, now it is Syria's turn." How should Ru [ ... ]


article thumbnailPutin does not see the end of the era of hydrocarbons

AP photoPrint versionFont SizeRussian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul, made a number of important statements about the development of the global energy industry and the situation on the oil market."Our goal [ ... ]


article thumbnailMoscow warns US against striking Syria to avoid 'unpleasant surprises'

Print versionFont SizeMoscow has warned the West against striking any missile or aviation blows on the territories controlled by the Syrian government. Russia will see such actions as a threat to Russian military men in Syria, Defense Ministry spokes [ ... ]


article thumbnailSharapova may be granted wildcard to play at 2017 French Open

Organizers of the French Open tennis tournament do not rule out that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will be handed a wild card to participate in the Grand Slam event in France next year, Roland Garros press service told TASS on Oct. 5."The list  [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia attracts just $11 billion at Sochi forum as numbers fall

Russian companies and government authorities concluded 215 agreements totaling 704 billion rubles ($11.3 billion) during the 2016 Sochi International Investment Forum. This was announced by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who oversees the [ ... ]


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