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article thumbnailMaria Sharapova to skip Wimbledon tournament

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova will not be able to take part in the WTA tournament in Birmingham and in the season’s third Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon.She revealed the news on Facebook. "After an additional scan, the muscle tear that  [ ... ]


article thumbnail5 Russian movies you can’t miss this summer

BlockbusterCraving for the high life in the capital pushes an absent-minded provincial photo model into trouble when she decides to rob a minor financial institution, taking another troubled girl hostage in the process. A crime comedy by the producer [ ... ]


article thumbnail10 yummies that all Soviet children adored

1. A slice of white bread with butter and sugarSource: Legion MediaWhat could be tastier than a piece of white, freshly baked bread slathered with a thick layer of cold butter, sprinkled with sugar? "This was the best treat of my childhood," says Ann [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia's Energy Ministry to take Saudi Arabian partners on tour to Siberia

Russia's Ministry of Energy still plans a tour for Saudi Arabian counterparts to Siberian projects in July, Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday."We plan a trip, everything will depend on our counterparts - whether they will have time," he sa [ ... ]


article thumbnailOver 10,000 people to ensure security in Moscow on June 12

More than 10,000 people will be involved in efforts to ensure law and order during the celebrations to mark Russia Day in Moscow, the Russian Interior Ministry reported on Friday."More than 10,000 people are expected to be involved in efforts to  [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussian ports to be inspected for compliance with environmental laws

Specialists of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage (Rosprirodnadzor) will initiate inspections of all domestic seaports in terms of compliance with environmental laws in coming 12-24 months, deputy head of the regulator  [ ... ]


article thumbnailWhat's life like in St. Petersburg? Famous locals share their experiences

St. Petersburg is a dream for tourists from around the world. They hope to see this mystical and extraordinary city inspired by Amsterdam and Venice and built on marshes by the will of Peter the Great. But what is it like living in the city of three  [ ... ]


article thumbnail10 reasons you should never travel to Russia

1. Trans-Siberian Railroad Photo credit: Lori/Legion-MediaSpending a week on a train that runs 5,700 miles through eight different time-zones, stops in 87 different towns and traverses two continents? No, thank you! And they call it ‘the adventure  [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia develops technology to detect drone trespassers with TV, FM-signals

Russia’s Ruselectronics Group, part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has developed technology for the concealed detection of moving aerial, ground and surface targets in the area of critically important facilities, the Group’s press offic [ ... ]


article thumbnailThe Mozhaisk St. Nicholas Cathedral: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the present

Mozhaisk. Cathedral of St. Nicholas, south facade. August 21, 2012. / Photo: William BrumfieldAt the beginning of the 20th century, Russian chemist and photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky invented a complex process for vivid, detailed color photograp [ ... ]


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article thumbnailRussian senator says Macron’s Frexit idea is attempt to attract voters

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s statement that France could leave the EU is an attempt to bring voters on his side, Russian senator Franz Klintsevich told reporters on May 1."Certainly, the EU has problems and they are very serious. [ ... ]


article thumbnailBiting the bullet: How military service was avoided in Imperial Russia

'A recruit' by Ivan Repin (1879). / Source: Russian MuseumConscription of young Russian men for lifetime service began in 1699 during the rule of Peter the Great. The goal was to establish a standing army and increase its size for the emperor's man [ ... ]


article thumbnail17 people remain in Bangkok hospital after Aeroflot plane’s incident

Some 17 people, including 15 Russians, remain in hospital in Thailand’s capital Bangkok after an incident with a plane of Russia’s flagship air carrier Aeroflot that hit an air pocket, a Russian diplomat said.The plane, on flight SU 270 from Mosc [ ... ]


article thumbnailSmart Moscow: How technology transforms urban living

1. Free Wi-Fi for all passengersThe Soyuzmultfilm train. / Photo: Kirill Zykov / Moskva AgencyMuscovites can no longer imagine urban life without free wireless Internet on the metro. In fact, Wi-Fi has been available on the city's undergroun [ ... ]


article thumbnailInformal economy in Russia grows to record levels

Twenty-six-year-old Muscovite Maxim Krylov used to earn extra money driving a taxi at night. But with the rise of the Uber and Yandex.taxi apps two years ago he started working as a taxi driver full-time. "Before, I would wait around for hours for an [ ... ]


article thumbnailFar too dangerous: Why Russians weren't invited to hack the U.S. Air Force

An unwillingness to expose its systems to additional risks probably convinced the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) not to invite Russian cybersecurity specialists to participate in its “bug bounty” program to hack the Air Force.On April 26, the [ ... ]


article thumbnailPlanes on duty around Moscow to ensure good weather during May holiday

A total of ten planes are ready to take off from Moscow airfields to ensure good weather during the May 1 celebrations in the Russian capital, Moscow’s traffic control center told media."The weather is expected to be sunny today, although clouds ma [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussian servicemen distribute 3 tonnes of aid among Syrians

Russian servicemen conducted six humanitarian missions in Syria in the past 24 hours to distribute 3 tonnes of humanitarian aid, the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its daily bulletin May 1."In the past 2 [ ... ]


article thumbnailAfter the U.S. attack on Syria: 3 possible scenarios

Russian experts propose three possible scenarios for U.S.-Russian relations in Syria after the U.S. missile strike on Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops.Scenario 1. Armed conflict between Russia and the U.S.Russian experts do not exclude the poss [ ... ]


article thumbnailAeroflot makes new contract with England's Manchester United FC

Russian air carrier Aeroflot signed a new contract with England's Manchester United football club and will continue acting as an official carrier of the club, Chief Executive Officer of the airline Vitaliy Savelyev told TASS on April 7.The first agre [ ... ]


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