For two weeks, reports have been surfacing of large falls in volumes of Russian gas deliveries to Eastern European countries that are supplying gas to Ukraine, with which Russia is locked in a gas price dispute.
As little as 10 weeks ago, mid-sized producer Bashneft was one of Russia's fastest-growing oil companies, much-loved by investors and with an impressive record of increasing production.
Following last year's relatively tepid winter, the cold is expected to return to Moscow with a vengeance this winter, with forecasters predicting temperatures to plunge as low as negative 30 degrees Celsius.
A draft bill limiting foreign ownership of Russian media assets to 20 percent will reshape the market and damage both media freedom and the business climate in the country.
A militant nationalist currently serving out a life sentence for the high-profile 2009 killings of a journalist and a prominent lawyer confessed to numerous other killings in court on Thursday.
Russia and Abroad
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.
Welcome to Russia-France business supplement, published by The Moscow Times in collaboration with the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ĐCIFR). This publication is devoted to strengthening bilateral relations between Russia and France and demonstrates the significant potential of French-Russian strategic partnership.
Moscow Times Guides
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.
Ten years ago you seemed to wait forever for a seat in the sun.
At the first hint of spring the English, umbrella under arm, grasp a picnic basket, or root under a raincoat to light a barbecue. In Russia, I was told, you had to be sure the snow would not return. If you were cautious, like business people, that meant waiting... through May... and into June, before you were sure the weather wouldn't freeze your battens and or whip your canvas awnings.