Tatyana Karpova sits on a couch in her apartment in southeastern Moscow. The decor dates back to a happier time, before the night of Oct. 23, 2002, when her son Alexander set off to see the musical "Nord-Ost."
State-owned oil major Rosneft has requested $49 billion from one of Russia's oil-revenue-funded reserves to help it weather Western sanctions, Finance Minster Anton Siluanov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
Seven months ago, Lenta.ru was riding a wave of success as Russia's most-visited news website.
When Poland last month accused Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom of denying it the supplies it wanted, something did not quite add up: Poland did not need all the gas it was asking for.
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.
Arts & Ideas
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.