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Exxon Still Drilling in Russia's Arctic Despite Sanctions, Minister Says

ExxonMobil is still drilling inthe Russian Arctic

Air France Cancels 75 Percent of Moscow Flights Over Massive Strike

Air France has canceled 75 percent ofits flights

Canada Quietly Removes 2 Russian Banks 'Mistakenly' on Sanctions List

Canada, one ofthe harshest critics ofRussia's in

Kudrin: Change in Russian Leadership Key to Better Business Climate

Russia's investment climate will not improve unles

Russia's Gas Supply Cuts to Europe Bolster Gazprom's Bargaining Power

Fortwo weeks, reports have been surfacing oflarg


You've Got to Get the Hang of Russia

By Michele A. Berdy It's been awhile since I've indulged inm

Russia Runs on Conspiracy

By Ilya Yablokov Thepolitical andintellectual elites inthe 2000

Real Estate

Chinese Builders Offer to Supply Russia With Affordable Housing

Chinese construction companies are ready to help Russia boost its stock of affordable housing if domestic builders cannot rise to the task, Deputy Housing Minister Alexander Plutnik said after a meeting of a new Russia-China investment commission.

Footballer Arshavin Fights to Save Neighbors' Homes in St. Petersburg

In an apparent show of community spirit, former Arsenal Football Club forward Andrei Arshavin has taken up the cause of his next-door neighbors in St. Petersburg by asking the city's governor to stop their homes being leveled, business daily Vedomosti reported.

Career Center

New Law Curtails Widespread Temp Staffing

Major foreign and domestic companies across economic sectors could be hit hard by a new law that will restrict the use of temporary staffing agencies in Russia.

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Business For Business

Employment: Restructure for Growth: Best Practice Change Management

The level of employee engagement positively impacts staff retention, attendance, safety and trust, as well as revenue and customer loyalty.

Recent Country Reports

Russia - Austria 2014

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.

Russia - France 2014

Welcome to Russia-France business supplement, published by The Moscow Times in collaboration with the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CIFR). This publication is devoted to strengthening bilateral relations between Russia and France and demonstrates the significant potential of French-Russian strategic partnership.

Moscow Times Guides

Hotels May 2014

Russias hotel and hospitality business is booming with uniquely designed hostelries, updated Soviet chic, more spaces to congregate and celebrate, and summer menus to welcome the warm weather.

Moscow Guide Summer 2014

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.

Beyond Moscow