Articles by Janine Balekdjian
15 August 11
French artist Yann Arthus Bertrand has two exhibits on show at the Moscow Multimedia Arts Museum — "6 Billion Others," video exhibition of people from all over the world answering universal questions, and the photo exhibit "Of Forests and People."
08 August 11
Moscow may not be considered the culinary capital of the world, but recently 20 of the world's best chefs met here to exchange recipes and tips on what to serve world leaders.
Finance Ministry, Nordgold, Mechel: Business in BriefFinance Ministry Cancels $560M Bond Auction; Nordgold Raises Gold Output by 15% in Q1.
Ukrainian President Calls for Rebel Crackdown After Politician KilledThe Ukrainian acting president has called for an anti-terrorist operation to be relaunched in the east of the country after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture.
Ethics Committee Advises Zhirinovsky to Apologize Publicly for 'Rape' TiradeThe State Duma ethics committee has recommended that hothead politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky make a public apology to the journalists he insulted last week, and distribute information about his ethics violations to the media.
U.S. Urges Russia to De-Escalate Tensions in UkraineU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone call that Washington will impose more sanctions on Russia if it does not help de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine, a senior U.S. official said.
Today in History, April 23108 years ago today, on April 23, 1906, the Fundamental Laws were issued, revising the constitution of Tsarist Russia and creating a parliament.
Vkontakte Founder Flees Russia, Claims PersecutionPavel Durov, the founder of Russia’s largest social networking website, fled the country on Tuesday, a day after he said he was forced out as the company’s CEO for refusing to share users’ personal data with Russian law enforcement agencies.
China Calls on Russia to Tighten Internet Control to Keep Out 'External Forces'China has urged Russia and Central Asian partners in a six-nation security alliance to tighten control over the Internet and take other steps to prevent "external forces" from fomenting revolution in member states.
Siberian Pensioner Offers to Marry Putin's Ex-WifeA pensioner from the Siberian city of Novosibirsk who gained notoriety as the "kopek millionaire" has expressed his desire to wed President Vladimir Putin's ex-wife.
LDPR Leader Zhirinovsky Condemned for Tirade Against Pregnant ReporterThe State Duma's ethics committee will investigate Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky after the firebrand politician directed a particularly crude and offensive outburst at reporters on Friday.
Finance Ministry Wants Foreign Banks to Help Russia Comply With FATCAThe Finance Ministry plans to allow Russian banks to comply with FATCA, a U.S. law cracking down on tax avoidance, by farming out responsibility for levying tax on their U.S. clients to foreign financial institutions.
G20 to Discuss Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Europe's EconomyThe world's financial leaders are likely to discuss possible risks to Europe's economy from the crisis in Ukraine, but there are no plans to mention it in the final document from their Washington meeting, two G20 officials said.
Ukraine Sex Strike Against Russian Men Gaining StrengthA group of Ukrainian women have given recent sanctions against Russia a new twist, selling T-shirts with the slogan: "Don't give it to a Russian," in a call for refusing sex to Russian men.
After Crimea, Russians Say They Want Alaska BackA mere four kilometers separate Russia's Big Diomede Island from Alaska's Little Diomede Island in the Bering Strait.
McDonald's Closes Its Doors in CrimeaMcDonald's has suspended operations at its restaurants in Crimea indefinitely "due to manufacturing reasons independent of McDonald's," the Ukrainian branch of the U.S. fast-food giant said.
4 Reasons Why Putin's Crimea Grab Will Backfire (Video)Amid the "great Crimean conquest," Russians view Putin as a hero who rectified a historical injustice, stood up to the West and saved Russians from Ukrainian nationalists. But the annexation will backfire once the sanctions and global isolation hit the economy and once Ukraine joins NATO.