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US-Russian relations worst in over half-century - Kissinger
Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:18

U.S. veteran diplomat and political expert Henry Kissinger believes the U.S.-Russian relations are in the worst shape in half-a-century now, Russian diplomat and scholar Vladimir Lukin, who is a member of the upper house of Russian parliament, told TASS on March 24 on the sidelines of a conference on the history of American-Russian relationship at...

Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining Syria
Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:00

Russia suggests that an international coalition should be set up for demining operations in Syria, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Yevgeny Zagainov said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

"Syria is the only place in the world where the need for demining is so strong," he said following the adoption of a...

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Russians in Chechnya
Saturday, 25 March 2017 06:09

The Islamic State terrorist grouping has claimed responsibility for an attack on a base of the Federal National Guard Troops Service (Russian Guards) in the township of Naurskaya in Chechnya, a spokesperson for the Russian Guards public relations section told TASS.

"The Islamic State terrorist grouping has assumed responsibility for an attack on...

Attack on Russian Guard in Chechnya unit might be coordinated from Syria
Saturday, 25 March 2017 03:49

Actions of the armed gang that attacked a Russian Guard unit in Chechnya might have been coordinated from Syria, said on March 24.

"Last night’s incident once again demonstrates that they were not petty hooligans. We are fighting against bandits, against terrorists. They are well-trained, they are backed by certain Western special services, their m...

From Peter the Great to Gagarin: 7 streets honoring famous Russians
Saturday, 25 March 2017 03:00

Peter the Great Street, Paris (France)

Read more...Rue Pierre le Grand, Paris. / Photo: Legion Media

Tsar Peter the Great, who founded St. Petersburg and pivoted Russia toward Europe, spent more than a month in Paris in 1717, from May 7 to June 20. Peter requested the Duke of Orléans, regent of the then seven-year-old King Louis XV, to waive court protocol and ...

Russia bans money transfers to Ukraine via U.S. cash transfer systems
Friday, 24 March 2017 09:52

On March 22, Russia’s State Duma (the lower house of Parliament) passed a law restricting money transfers from Russia if a country restricts the operation of Russian payment systems on its territory. In that case, money transfers from Russia to that country can only be performed via Russian systems. The new rule applies to financial transfers outsi...

Data breaches in Russia soar as the country is increasingly online
Friday, 24 March 2017 09:38

In 2016, the frequency of confidential data breaches in Russia increased 80 percent compared to 2015, according to a report by the Moscow-based information security company, InfoWatch, founded by Kaspersky Lab and now controlled by Natalia Kaspersky.

In 2016, Russia registered 213 cases, which put the country in second place for data breaches, just...

Naked mole-rats help Russian scientists understand our possible future
Friday, 24 March 2017 09:26

Naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber) have very little in common with humans. Found in East Africa - in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia - naked mole-rats appear similar to mice, but they live an incredible 10 times longer, for 30 years or more, which is a stupendous longevity.

Nevertheless, following a six-month study of naked mole-rats, researchers...

Russia's most irresistible honey trap: Medovik
Friday, 24 March 2017 09:26

Medovik is Russia's popular honey cake: super sweet, rich in taste and with an interesting story about its historical origins. You can find medovik variations in many restaurants and cafés in Russia. Here, we offer medovik's original recipe, but with a modern twist.

Medovik, honey cake, has long been one of the most popular desserts in Russia, and...
Russia's Eminem: Oxxxymiron brings Russian rap to the world
Friday, 24 March 2017 09:10

Miron Fyodorov, better known by his stage name Oxxxymiron, rarely gives interviews. "I dislike almost everything written about me," he tells RBTH uneasily.

This reclusive nature is not hindering his growing popularity though: Posters advertising Oxxxymiron's concerts are all over the Internet and on the streets. He is known for stage antics that...

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