The editor-in-chief of an opposition-minded Russian magazine could face up to 15 days in prison on charges of disobeying orders to present her license and registration following a routine traffic stop.
Many observers saw the Sochi Olympic Games as a colossal white elephant and assumed that the city's vast new tourism and sport facilities would idle as soon the Olympic teams cleared out. Horst Schulze thinks differently.
Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said Friday, as authorities scaled up the bailout of the first bank to succumb to the currency crisis.
President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to the "excessive Latinization" of Russian words, expressing support for a lawmaker's initiative to cut down on the use of borrowed foreign terms in the Russian language.
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