Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic relinquished the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine last week to Malaysian authorities early Tuesday morning as hundreds of bodies from the crash site were taken away by train.
The fathers of rebel leaders say the darndest things. Case in point: Philosopher Yury Borodai Ś the father of eastern Ukraine rebel leader Alexander Borodai Ś who posited in a monograph that ape evolved into man not through labor, but through masturbation and sexual repression.
President Vladimir Putin appeared to take one step forward and two steps back Tuesday, appeasing the international community with promises of cooperation in the investigation of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 but blaming the West for interference in Ukraine and warning "outside forces" against orchestrating color revolutions.
The Russian government has officially declared the conditions that will allow international payment systems Visa and MasterCard to continue business in Russia without paying the massive security deposit that had threatened to shove them out of the country.
French President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing their objections as hypocritical.
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Welcome to Russia-France business supplement, published by The Moscow Times in collaboration with the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ĐCIFR). This publication is devoted to strengthening bilateral relations between Russia and France and demonstrates the significant potential of French-Russian strategic partnership.
Russia and the U.S. have one of the fastest-growing business relationships. The Moscow Times first special report on Russian-US trade, in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, gives an insight into key issues affecting trade: Building relations with government, localizing your production and distribution, and complying with anti-corruption laws. It also takes a look at branding, the advertising market and the small but growing feature of Russian investment in the U.S.
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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.