Consumer confidence in Russia fell to 63 points in the first quarter of this year on Nielsen's Consumer Confidence Index, the lowest level since records began in 2005, the Kommersant newspaper reported Friday.
The Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has called an attack on a human rights event by nationalist activists ôhooliganism,ö the TASS news agency reported Friday.
Igor Nesterenko, the former director of the construction company involved in building the Vostochny Cosmodrome - was sentenced to three years and three months in a labor camp on charges of fraud.
The surprise is not that society is demanding that Russia's government system be transformed, but that the authorities now seem to be considering it.
For many years, Triumfalnaya Ploshchad was a nondescript square across from Moscow's beating heart.á
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What can be said about Moscow that hasn't already been said? It is an enigma; it is a beautiful, temperamental mistress; it is the end point of all roads. In a way, Moscow is indeed an end point, an apex and the largest city in all of Russia.
The business community in Russia has reasons to be optimistic, as there really does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel.