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.
Half of Russians Expect Repeat of Soviet-Era Repression, Poll SaysNearly half of all Russians believe that a return to Soviet-era repression is possible within their lifetime, a poll by the state-run Public Opinion Foundation revealed Wednesday.
How a 1960s Soviet Engine Appeared on an Exploded U.S. Rocket (Video)A U.S. commercial rocket powered by a Soviet-built Russian rocket engine exploded seconds after liftoff, adding fire to debates concerning the U.S. space industry's heavy use of Russian rocket engines.
Russia's Rosneft to Sue Over Sanctions Revenge Newpaper ReportRussian newspaper Kommersant on Wednesday said Rosneft, the country's flagship oil giant, had proposed a radical package of measures to the Kremlin that would preserve the interests of Russian energy majors.
Russia Says Mistral Warship Delivery Set for Nov. 14Russia has received an invitation to take delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers from France on Nov. 14, news agency RIA Novosti quoted Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin as saying Wednesday.
Moscow's Deputy Mayor Attempts to Allay Panic Over Health Care ReformsPutin made health care reform a priority when returning to the presidency in 2012, much to the approval of medical professionals aware of the flaws in the current system.
Russian Intellectuals Ask State-Run TV to Admit Falsehoods in Ukraine ReportsA congress of Russian intellectuals has appealed to the head of state-run Channel One television to acknowledge "falsifications" in its reporting on Ukraine.
Russia Threatens to Sue France If Mistral Warship Isn't DeliveredRussia will take France to court if Paris cancels the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships due to be handed over to the Russian navy within the next two weeks, a top Kremlin official said Friday.
Russia and North Korea Discuss Visa-Free RegimeRussia and North Korea have discussed establishing a bilateral visa-free regime, Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka said, news agency Interfax reported on Tuesday.
Putin Accuses U.S. of Trying to Build World Order Around Its InterestsRussian President Vladimir Putin accused the U.S. on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.
Finance Minister: Russia Needs Backup Budget For Worst-Case ScenarioRussia must create a contingency budget to counter the threat that Western sanctions, economic stagnation and low oil prices will dash the country's hopes of restoring growth in the near term, its finance minister said.
Russia's International Media Poisons MindsAt a time when Russia's image in Europe and the U.S. has sunk to extreme lows, the Kremlin has announced dramatic new plans to increase spending on foreign propaganda.
Bulgaria Rejects Russia's Charge of Disloyalty For Wanting Western JetsBulgaria on Wednesday rejected Russian accusations that it was betraying its former Soviet-era ally by considering replacing its aging Russian warplanes with ones built in the West.
Russia Has No Way Back From Sanctions WarThe tit-for-tat sanctions war between Russia and the West marks a turning point in Russian history and Putin's very political survival is at stake, writes columnist Fyodor Lukyanov.
The Hard Life of a TranslatorAh, Friday! You can finally get some sleep tonight after the wild midweek celebration at the office. You all partied with your staff on Tuesday, right?
Russia Overtakes U.S. in Nuclear Warhead DeploymentWith 1,643 nuclear warheads deployed, Moscow has reversed 14 years of U.S. superiority, and now has one more warhead in the field than the Pentagon, according to a U.S. State Department report.