A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, a Kremlin foreign policy aide said Tuesday.
An extremely rare mushroom used by traditional healers to help treat depression has been discovered at a nature reserve in Siberia.
The number of Russians who support Crimea joining Russia has grown to 73 percent from 64 percent in March when Moscow annexed the peninsula, a recent poll has shown.
A shift in President Vladimir Putin's language on the conflict in eastern Ukraine reflects a transformation in the situation on the battlefield and sounds a warning to Kiev to negotiate sooner rather than later.
The secrecy shrouding a group of Russian paratroopers allegedly deployed to Ukraine has caused an outcry among the liberal media and immeasurable worry to troops' relatives.
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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.
Russia and the U.S. have one of the fastest-growing business relationships. The Moscow Times first special report on Russian-US trade, in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, gives an insight into key issues affecting trade: Building relations with government, localizing your production and distribution, and complying with anti-corruption laws. It also takes a look at branding, the advertising market and the small but growing feature of Russian investment in the U.S.
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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.