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Maria Sharapova to skip Wimbledon tournament
Sunday, 11 June 2017 09:02

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 I sustained in Rome will unfortunately not allow me to compete in the grass court tournaments I was...

 
5 Russian movies you can’t miss this summer
Sunday, 11 June 2017 08:56

Blockbuster

Craving 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 producers of Kirill Serebrennikov’s sensational The Student, Blockbuster’s director is relatively unknown...

 
10 yummies that all Soviet children adored
Saturday, 10 June 2017 19:41

1. A slice of white bread with butter and sugar

Source: Legion Media

What 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 Anna Sorokina. "Sometimes my parents would buy chocolate butter instead. If you wanted to mix things...

 
Russia's Energy Ministry to take Saudi Arabian partners on tour to Siberia
Saturday, 10 June 2017 14:25

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 said, adding if it is possible to have a one-day trip "we shall offer it, of course."

During the St....

 
Over 10,000 people to ensure security in Moscow on June 12
Saturday, 10 June 2017 13:23

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 ensure law and order and citizens’ security on June 12, including more than 3,500 police officers, over ...

 
Russian ports to be inspected for compliance with environmental laws
Saturday, 10 June 2017 13:07

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 Ramil Nizamov told TASS on Friday.

"There is an assignment in place to check seaports; an assignment of ...

 
What's life like in St. Petersburg? Famous locals share their experiences
Saturday, 10 June 2017 11:00

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 revolutions? RBTH selected some vivid excerpts from stories told by native Petersburgers and...

 
10 reasons you should never travel to Russia
Friday, 09 June 2017 23:15

1. Trans-Siberian Railroad

Photo credit: Lori/Legion-Media

Spending 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 of a lifetime.’ I bet finding a place to take a shower on this train is the real adventure.
 

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Russia develops technology to detect drone trespassers with TV, FM-signals
Friday, 09 June 2017 15:11

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 office told on June 9, TASS reports.

"It [the system] provides for a panoramic view and allows detecting...

 
The Mozhaisk St. Nicholas Cathedral: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the present
Friday, 09 June 2017 14:25

Mozhaisk. Cathedral of St. Nicholas, south facade. August 21, 2012. / Photo: William Brumfield

At the beginning of the 20th century, Russian chemist and photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky invented a complex process for vivid, detailed color photography (see box text below). His vision of photography as a form of education and enlightenment was...

 
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