Amid the wave of patriotism sparked by Russia's conflict with the West, two Oscar-winning Russian film directors have set out on a Kremlin-backed quest to create a new chain of fast-food restaurants.
The potential closure of a leading scientific foundation that was placed this week on the Justice Ministry's list of "foreign agents" would deal a colossal blow to the country's scientific community.
Prosecutors in the Sverdlovsk region have launched an investigation after Miss Russia was pictured draped in material resembling the Russian flag on the cover of a glossy magazine.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine over Ukrainian debt could have serious consequences for the IMF as an institution of the global post-Cold War order, writes columnist Max Hess.
Russia's businessmen would like Putin to cut taxes for foreign citizens and firms in order to improve the investment climate, news agency TASS reported.
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