Nineteenth-century writer Alexander Griboedov immortalized Saratov with a single line in his comedy, "The Woes of Wit."
- 16:08IOC to Remind Athletes Against Protests in Sochi
- 16:04Russian Diplomats Accused of Healthcare Fraud to Leave U.S. in Near Future, Report Says
- 15:37Ministry Proposes Easing Corporate Governance Rules
- 15:18Cadastral Value of Moscow Real Estate to Rise 10%
- 14:52Lawmakers Mull Ban on Foreign Smartphones for Officials
- 13:31Supreme Court Refuses to Review Illegal Casino Network Ruling, Report Says
- 12:14China Sets Up First Ruble Zone Near Russian Border
- 12:11Commercial Real Estate Investments Could Reach $8Bln This Year
By Malika Giles
UNESCO has added the Kyrgyz Epic of Manas to its "intangible heritage" list. The epic trilogy narrates the story of Manas and his descendants, Semetey and Seytek, as they battle against their Khitan and Oirat enemies, struggling to unite the disparate tribes of Kyrgyz people into a single nation and reclaim their ancestral lands.
Saratov: The City of Golden Lights
Bishkek: Eternally Welcoming
Tarusa: Fabled Home of Poets and Painters
The Moscow Times
The cadastral value of real estate in Moscow will be raised by an average of 10 percent starting Jan. 1, with the biggest hikes planned for office space, and the lowest for recreational zones, the city's property chief said.