For a split second in December, it looked like 77 percent of Russians would be forced out of their current jobs. This is the estimated percentage of people working in a field outside of the scope of their university studies.
Russian consumers face financial trials and tribulations aplenty in 2015 as the ruble currency bleeds value and warnings of a deep recession mount.
The Russian ruble's spectacular falls this year have been relentlessly portrayed as bad news. But with the ruble now down some 45 percent against the U.S. dollar since January, are there no winners?
Russia has no plans to annex war-torn eastern Ukraine, whose fate is for Ukrainians to decide, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
The ruble's plunge has made a formerly patriotic Russian hashtag go rogue.
Arts & Ideas
Russia and Abroad
Itĺs a challenging time for German and Russian businesses, especially smaller and mid-sized companies. Some had recently localized production in Russia, making long-term commitments to the country. Large investment funds had been looking for prospects in the real estate market. Now some of these investors have put their plans on hold.
The Austrian season of culture, which took place in Russia in 2013 and 2014, gave artists from both countries an unprecedented opportunity for creative exchange and joint projects. The cooperation of institutes and artists from all areas of culture expanded far beyond the framework of particular events.
Moscow Times Guides
The 'CEO of the Year Russia 2014' awards come at just the right time. They celebrate the achievements of the best CEOs. They are a lesson in the possible, a benchmark to aspire to and something to be proud of.
If you are like most travelers, probably the only time you stayed at an airport hotel was when a flight was delayed or cancelled Ś and the hotel was the sad end of a miserable day. First you and several thousand other stranded souls milled about the airport, hoping for good news.