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Articles by Janine Balekdjian
French Artist Looks to People, Forests in Show
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."
Chefs for Royalty, Presidents Convene in Moscow
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.
Russians Given Free Land in Country's Far East
President Vladimir Putin has approved a law giving Russian citizens free plots of land in the country's Far East, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.
Putin Approves Simplified Residence Permits for Refugees
President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law to help refugees receive Russian residency quicker, state news agency TASS reported Monday.
Japan Avoids NATO Invitation Ahead of Sochi Visit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited Japan to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japan News website reported Monday.
Rabid Hedgehogs Roam Moscow Region
Residents in the Moscow region are facing the adorable but deadly threat of rabid hedgehogs, news website Life.ru reported Sunday.
Russia, Europe Postpone Joint Launch of Mars Rover for Two Years
The second part of the Russian-European Mars mission ExoMars has been postponed from 2018 to 2020, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said in a statement Monday.
Ukraine Declassifies Chernobyl Documents
Ukraine has declassified almost 50 previously top secret documents related to the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Russian news website Rosbalt.ru reported.
Russians, Their Guns And the State
U.S. gun enthusiasts live in constant fear of the federal government confiscating their weapons. For Russian gun owners, such a fear may be about to become a reality.
Muscovites Relieved as Shawarmageddon Averted
Fans of Moscow street food can breathe a sigh of relief as city authorities have denied that there are plans to remove stalls selling shawarma [kebabs] from the city's streets.
Protesters Barricade City Hall in Ukraine's Odessa
Protesters in the Ukrainian city of Odessa have barricaded the city hall, Ukrainian news website 112.ua reported Tuesday.
Moscow Nanny Charged With Beheading Child Sent to Psychiatric Prison
The Moscow nanny arrested for the beheading of a four-year-old girl in her care has been moved to a secure psychiatric hospital, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.