Ukraine has reported more deaths among its troops and separatists despite a cease-fire, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko defended his peace plan, saying a military solution was no option and Western support could have been at risk.
Some 100 million tons of annual oil production — or about 20 percent Russia's total output — is at risk because of sanctions related to the supply of Western technology and expertise to Russia.
Thousands of Muscovites marched through the streets of the capital Sunday to protest what they see as Russia's role in fueling the Ukraine conflict.
It's not uncommon in any major European city to see groups of women in crowded public places clutching infants to their bosoms and asking for spare change. But it's a red flag when the babies change from day to day and the mothers stay the same.
Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky declared his ambition over the weekend to play a leading role in steering Russia down the path toward European-style democracy.
Arts & Ideas
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.