Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the importance of maintaining the cease-fire in Ukraine in a phone conversation, the Kremlin said in a statement.
As fighting again broke out in Donetsk, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko prepared to unveil a risky plan to give the separatist-minded east "special status" in a bid to end a conflict that has killed more than 3,000 people.
It would take years, hundreds of millions of dollars and a willingness to become a global outcast for Ukraine to enact the possibility voiced Sunday by its defense minister of becoming a nuclear power again.
Western service companies will be forced to limit or even cancel their operations in Russia as the result of a new round of sanctions imposed by the EU and the U.S. on Moscow last week, industry experts said Monday.
The United Russia party swept most of 6,024 local polls conducted nationwide on Sunday amid the usual flurry of violation reports, and scandals over everything from discounted vegetables to topless activists.
Russia and Abroad
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.
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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.