The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against a Russian businessman who heads the World Chess Federation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, accusing him of assisting Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has rejected Russia's restructuring proposal for the repayment of Kiev's eurobond debt, and said the “aggressor state” should accept the same terms as other bondholders.
The bomb that brought down the Russian Airbus A321 over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board, may have been revenge for Russia's involvement in the anti-Islamic State campaign in Syria, the head of the Foreign Ministry's department of new challenges and threats said.
This chic new butcher shop, cafe and restaurant just opened on Prechistenka is the brainchild of respected restaurateur Alexander Rapoport, who is also the owner of other Moscow favorites such as Dr. Zhivago and Black Thai.
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→
While Rome might have been saved by geese, this tiny town in the central Yaroslavl region owes its fame and prosperity to a small mouse. The place name Myshkin is derived from "myshka" — the Russian w→