The Investigator: Murder and paranoia mix in Stalinist Ukraine
Monday, 26 September 2016 00:25

Mikhail Tsupkoy is a retired police investigator recalling a murder case from the early 1950s. Through his methodical narrative he pieces together fragments of his own life and the community’s traumatic shared history. Khemlin’s work, rendered excellently in Melanie Moore’s thoughtful translation, introduces the reader to a diverse range of towns...

Central Bank revokes license from Defense Industrial Bank
Monday, 26 September 2016 00:09

Russia’s Central Bank revoked license for banking transactions from the Defense Industrial Bank (VPB, Voenno-Promyshlenny bank), a member of the Deposit Insurance System, the regulator reported on Sept. 26.

According to the bank’s financial reports, as of Sept. 1, 2016, it occupied 89th place in terms of assets in the Russian banking system.


It’s 1 step forward, 1 step back for Russia in global education rankings
Sunday, 25 September 2016 23:27

Most Russian universities (9 out of 13) have seen their standings slip in comparison to last year. Photo: ITMO University in Saint Petersburg. Source: Press photo

Despite the introduction of the Bologna model of higher education, Russian universities are still finding it difficult to meet the criteria of Western...

Moscow gathers ‘fifth column’ for Washington
Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:29

Leaders of movements and parties which stand for independence of their regions will gather in Moscow at a conference 'The dialogue of nations. The right of people to self-determination and building a multipolar world.' Why have only Western separatists been invited? Are these marginal movements? Does the Kremlin fund them? And isn't it a nonsense...

New Russia’s weapons leave US behind
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:33

Source: Pravda.Ru photo archive

Political barometer is falling down. That is why more and more attention is paid to weapons. The military journalist Jacques Borde told Pravda.Ru about the newest weapons of Russia - from laser to electromagnetic ones, which outdo the American counterparts. Borde believes that Russia has firmly topped the list of...

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