Varvara, the world's oldest living brown bear and a mother of 29 cubs, died at the St. Petersburg Zoo on Tuesday at the age of 35, caretakers said.
Police in Siberia have fined three car drivers after a video of a procession of vehicles 'waltzing' along a highway went viral on YouTube.
As the political and economic costs of Russia's annexation of Crimea escalate, President Vladimir Putin has been handed a few quiet countryside getaways on the peninsula.
The Russian Prosecutor General's Office and security services have begun reviewing safety measures at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport — the site of Christophe de Margerie's fatal accident on Monday night.
Russian shares opened higher on Wednesday while the ruble was steady, reflecting reviving global risk appetite and shrugging off a failure of Russia and Ukraine to reach a gas deal.
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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
A darling of foreign investors, the automobile industry is withering amid the general economic slowdown, but another star, pharmaceuticals, is on the horizon. The value of medicines produced last year increased 13 per cent, compared to the previous year, according to Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.
Russiaĺs hotel and hospitality business is booming ľ with uniquely designed hostelries, updated Soviet chic, more spaces to congregate and celebrate, and summer menus to welcome the warm weather.