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Standard & Poor's Downgrades Russia's Credit Rating to BBB-

Credit agency Standard & Poor's has cut Russia's foreign currency sovereign ratings, in a move that underscores the economic risks of President Vladimir Putin's policy in Ukraine.

Opinion

How to Prevent Ukraine's Tinderbox From Exploding

By Igor Ivanov Less than aweek after thesigning ofthe Geneva a

Why Russians Love the Number 3

By Michele A. Berdy If numbers can be said tohave personalities,

Calendar picks

Cinema

Cinema

Where togo andwhat tosee if you like cinema andlive inMoscow.
Concerts

Concerts

Where togo andwhat tosee if you like classical music andlive inMoscow.
Dance

Dance

Where togo andwhat tosee if you like ballet andlive inMoscow.
Opera

Opera

Where togo andwhat tosee if you like opera andlive inMoscow.
Theater

Theater

Where togo andwhat tosee if you like theater andlive inMoscow.
Gigs

Gigs

Where togo andwhat tosee if you like gigs andlive inMoscow.
Exhibits

Exhibits

Where togo andwhat tosee if you like exhibits andlive inMoscow.
 

Real Estate

Moscow Considers Industrial Zone Revamp

TheMoscow government is considering introducing anew law that would force those who own real estate inindustrial zones

LSR Wins $790M Contract to Develop ZiL Industrial Zone

Privately owned real estate company LSR Group has won atender toredevelop thedefunct ZiL automobile factory complex in

Career Center

Russian Employees Need Career Guarantees and Positive Environment

Russian employees are more eager to stay in a company if it offers career growth prospects and positive working environment, a report published by Ernst and Young said.

Hot jobs

Russia and Abroad

Russia - USA 2013

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.

Russia - Germany 2013

Welcome to the second edition of the Russia-Germany special country supplement, published by the Moscow Times. Each year this publication is a chance to examine the close ties between Russia and Germany and to remember that, despite the complicated history of their bilateral relations, today the countries are vital trading partners and important allies on the international stage.

Moscow Times Guides

Sochi Travel Guide

Sochi is unlike any other city in Russia. The obvious difference would be that it is warm so warm, in fact, that palm trees grow there, and you can still swim in the sea in September. But stating that Sochi is warm only scratches the surface of what this city has to offer.

Lifestyle Guide 2014

The new issue of the Lifestyle Guide presents the best places in Moscow ― fine dining, bars, nightclubs, luxe spa salons, beauty centers and premium-class hotels.

Beyond Moscow