Russia may limit food transit from Belarus and Ukraine to Kazakhstan because of attempts by the countries to supply banned food to Russia.
Police in the Black Sea resort of Sochi have detained a man accused of severely beating a paramedic for asking his wife to move a car that was blocking the way of an ambulance.
The ruble dropped past the 43 to the U.S. dollar mark late Wednesday and past the 55 to the euro mark Thursday as traders and investors sell rubles ahead of a Central Bank meeting this Friday.
The health and safety watchdog has urged Russians to avoid traveling abroad during the upcoming fall and winter holidays to limit the risk of contracting the Ebola virus.
France on Thursday contradicted reports that Russia had received an invitation to take delivery of the first of two controversial Mistral warships on Nov. 14.
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.