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Kolomna Aerograd: Why are foreigners coming to Russia to parachute?
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:28

There are many small and cozy towns in the Moscow Region, but one is holds a particular charm for foreigners: Kolomna (about 75 miles southeast of Moscow). The town, one of the oldest and most beautiful towns surrounding Moscow, attracts tourists with its kremlin and historical center. It is also appreciated for its wonderful pretzels, marsh...

Sleepless in Murmansk: 60 days without nights
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

October 4th is the Day of Murmansk, a city in the far North of Russia, where the polar night lasts for 40 days and the polar day is 63 days long.

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Sergey Ermokhin

In winter Russian photographer Sergey Ermokhin visited Murmansk and nearby villages, looking at how people live during the polar night when the sun does not appear...
Most Russians happy with election results, despite low interest in politics
Monday, 03 October 2016 05:29
Russians have a positive assessment of the situation in the country, but remain worried about their future. International experts joined the statements from Russian and international observers about the openness of the elections. 65% of Russians did not know or were "slightly familiar" with what parties would be represented at the State Duma...
Moscow prepared for possible nuclear attack - EMERCOM
Friday, 30 September 2016 08:51
Representatives for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) said that all bomb shelters and underground shelters in Moscow meant for the evacuation of people in case of a nuclear attack or other emergencies, "were prepared and will be able to accommodate the entire population of the capital."...
MH17 crash investigation: Russia reacts to another portion of drag
Thursday, 29 September 2016 04:46
The Kremlin commented on the report from the international investigative group about the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas. According to official spokesman to Russian President Putin, the conclusions that the investigators made in the most recent report were not final and shall not be considered as the final truth about the tragedy...
Russia takes Mediterranean under control
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 08:06
The Russian Navy has been actively exploiting strategic space of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. After having built-up presence of the Russian warships in the port of Tartus, Syria, the Russians passed to operations in close vicinity to the coasts of France and Italy....
Moscow to give Netherlands primary radiolocation data on Flight MH17
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:55

Russia is to hand over to the Netherlands primary radiolocation data that it says disproves the conclusions on the possible location from where the rocket was launched that struck Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told journalists on Sept. 26.

The data, which allegedly shows that the rocket that...

Russia and Tunisia sign nuclear energy cooperation agreement
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:53

Russia and Tunisia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the nuclear energy field on the sidelines of the 60th session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on Sept. 26, TASS correspondent reported from the signing ceremony.

The document signed by Director General of Russia’s R...

My life in Russia: Justin Varilek from Red Oak, Iowa, USA
Monday, 26 September 2016 07:32

Justin Varilek has been living in Russia for around 5½ years. He first came to Russia after college and started working as a journalist at The Moscow Times.

Arriving in Moscow, he found his language skills weren’t up to the mark, despite having studied Russian in college. But 5 years later, it's a different story: lots of Russian friends, a bunch...

Four Russian companies listed in top 10 of world’s biggest energy firms
Monday, 26 September 2016 07:32

For the first time since 2011, Russian state-owned gas monopoly Gazprom has been named one of the world’s top three biggest energy companies, according to the latest rating from S&P Global Platts.

The first two places in that rating belong to U.S. multinational ExxonMobil and South Korea's Korea Electric Power Corp, respectively. In a mere...

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