Russia's Foreign Ministry accused Poland of starting what it described as a "war on monuments," after the latter dismantled a monument to camaraderie between Polish and Red Army soldiers in the small Western town of Nowa Sol.
The decision to hold a referendum on the restoration of the monument to Soviet secret police chief Felix Dzerzhinsky on Lubyanskaya Ploshchad in Moscow was probably made at the highest political level.
According to a recent poll by the Levada Center, 88 percent of Russians over the age of 18 have never taken drugs outside medical prescription. Only 17 percent know someone who has used non-prescribed drugs, with an overwhelming 80 percent answering in the negative.
Russia expressed "deep concern" on Thursday over Ukraine's plans to decentralize power as part of a peace deal with separatist rebels, underlining the gulf between Moscow and Kiev as the conflict rumbles on despite a ceasefire.
The mayor of Russia's northern city of Arkhangelsk said this week he would approve a gay parade in the city — but only if it is held on August 2, an infamous paratroopers' celebration inevitably marked by drunken violence and displays of excess testosterone.
Modern-day Rostov is a small and quiet touristy town in the central Yaroslavl region, with several main streets dominated by two-story buildings. It is situated about 200 kilometers from Moscow, on th→
The ancient town of Sergiyev Posad just outside Moscow is one of the pearls of the Golden Ring of historic towns surrounding the capital. Located about 70 kilometers from Moscow, the town is dominated→
Since Abkhazia's secession from Georgia, the Black Sea town of Batumi, a stone's throw from the Turkish border, can claim the title of the country's westernmost city, both in terms of geography and at→
The stuffy minibus carrying passengers from the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, cranks to a halt at the border with the self-proclaimed Transdnestr republic. A throng of Russians, Moldovans and Ukrainians→
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