The Kremlin Cup tennis tournament winners' trophies were handed out in Moscow with great pomp and ceremony Sunday amid an international scandal sparked by Russian Tennis Federation head.
Police in Russia's Stavropol region have charged with fraud a human rights activist who claimed that Russian soldiers were fighting in Ukraine in a move that the woman's colleagues say is a reprisal for her work.
Sweden beefed up its military presence in the Stockholm archipelago on Saturday to scour its waters for "foreign underwater activity," a mobilization of ships, troops and helicopters unseen since the Cold War.
Ukraine's and Russia's leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay.
As the Russian ruble plunges to repeated record lows and the Central Bank ramps up market interventions to defend it, few want to mention Aug. 17, 1998.
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.