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Russia to experience another economic collapse in 2017?
Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:23
Russia currently experiences the crisis scenario of 1998, 2009 and 2014. This mechanism has worked three times in the past and may apparently work for the fourth time. At the same time, the Russian economy has shown best results in GDP dynamics since 2014. In October of 2016, Russian mining companies launched an impressive amount of new projects...
Hermitage faces outcry over installations featuring dead animals
Monday, 21 November 2016 04:34

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 of Despair, Warrior of Beauty,” feature effigies of dead animals in installations with names such as ...

Launch of Proton rocket carrying US satellite postponed
Monday, 21 November 2016 04:13

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 official website on Nov. 21.

"The new launch date is December 2016," the website says.

The reasons for...

The first Romanov political exile: How Peter the Great's son fled Russia
Monday, 21 November 2016 04:04

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 terrifying when he was angry: Not only was he capable of beating anyone who irritated him, he could also...

Pitfalls as well as profit: Why Trump rule will also be a risk for Russia
Monday, 21 November 2016 03:56

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 kept saying that a Trump victory would be a victory for Putin.

However, the real prospects – not so m...

Will the Russia-Japan “tug-of-peace” yield any results?
Monday, 21 November 2016 03:50

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 Russian and Japanese media as historical chance and, indeed, a lot is at stake for both sides in...

Japan wants to bribe Russia to return four Kuril Islands at once
Monday, 21 November 2016 03:27
Speaking about Russian-Japanese relations in Lima, Peru, Russian President 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 relations between the two countries. Russia's sovereignty over the Kuril Islands was established as a result of...
Healthy eating takes off in Moscow
Friday, 18 November 2016 09:10

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 lifestyle with new menus featuring tasty dishes that are also good for you.

Savvy Muscovites are paying...
Dubosekovo: Monument to a desperate struggle
Friday, 18 November 2016 09:10

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 moment in Moscow’s history. For Volokolamsk, that moment occurred 75 years ago this week, during the m...

Armenian president: We had to buy Iskander-M missiles from Russia
Friday, 18 November 2016 09:09

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. 

"It is no secret that over the last few years, Azerbaijan has regularly purchased the latest...

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