China is willing to help Russia if needed but believes that the country has the ability to overcome its current economic problems, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was quoted as saying in a state newspaper on Dec. 22.
TOGLIATTI, Russia - Ladas are the family cars that Russians love to hate. Loathed as outmoded rattletraps, they have long inspired more punch lines than passion: How many people does it take to drive a Lada? Four; one to steer and three to push.
MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook’s ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been blocked from accessing a page calling for a protest in support of a prominent dissident.
A Russian politician has offered some sage advice to women struggling to afford imported beauty products: use beetroot instead of lipstick.
In the bad old days, Russia's facsimile of an economy would crash every time the price of oil did.
MINSK, Belarus - Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media.
Russia is 'home' to half a million Moldovans.
MOSCOW - Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot.
KYBARTAI, Lithuania - Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of queuing.
Russia will gladly take back the money it paid for French Mistral-class warships whose handover has been delayed by concerns over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, a deputy defence minister said Saturday.
Until Putin faces up to the country's economic challenges and invests in a modern manufacturing sector, low oil prices will always tip it into turbulence, recession and crisis.
In a myriad of villages like Voskresenskoye, nestled deep in the Russian countryside, the monetary turmoil roiling the nation's large cities still seems a largely distant threat.
Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence.
MOSCOW — A year ago, most Ukrainians didn’t want to join NATO. U.S. tanks weren’t doing training exercises near the Russian border. And a dollar bought 33 rubles.
MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday derided the United States and Canada for imposing yet another round of economic sanctions over the Kremlin’s policies in Ukraine, and pointed at President Obama’s recent decision to normalize relations with Cuba as proof that sanctions were ultimately pointless.
A deep recession is now a certainty for Russia in 2015. Things could get much worse
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Dec.20 for improvement of Moscow's secret services to tackle "modern challenges and threats" amid his country's standoff with the West over the Ukrainian crisis.
Speaking to reporters in Moscow on Dec.18, Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, claimed that economic sanctions were not primarily a response to the annexation of Crimea but part of a long-running plot by Western powers to weaken his nation and steal its natural resources.
MOSCOW, Russia - Newlyweds Yekaterina Zorkina and her husband Nikolai Zorkin will have to wait a bit longer before they're able to finally settle in a home outside Moscow and start a family - if that dream ever comes true.
LONDON - Tatyana Khanina and her boyfriend, Dmitry Anikhovsky, were wandering around, along with hundreds of other tourists, outside Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Muscovites visiting Britain, they were enjoying themselves the only way they could - by looking.