This Russian guy is really angry over U.S. sanctions, enacted by the Obama administration to punish the Kremlin over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, the most recent round coming earlier this week.
The number of wealthy Russians granted elite "investor visas", which speed settlement in Britain, more than doubled in the first quarter of this year. The figures indicate that rich Muscovites are seeking a haven at a time of deteriorating international relations, with western nations now stepping up curbs against the Kremlin.
The Russian Defense Ministry has called up reservists for military drills to be conducted across the nation from August to October, Interfax reported on Aug.1. "A number of citizens will be called up for military drills in which they will undergo additional training in their areas of expertise," Interfax reported, citing a statement sent by the Defense Ministry.
Sara Firth, a London-based correspondent with RT (previously known as Russia Today), has resigned in protest at the channel's coverage of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Firth told RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari that the Russian state run news channel is all about "pointing fingers" and "deflecting attention from Russia."
A law requiring popular bloggers to register as mass media took effect on Aug.1, tightening government control over the country's influential online voices but leaving some uncertainty as to how strict the immediate scrutiny will become.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is what in Internet-parlance is called a troll. He provokes opponents for no particular reason and pushes outlandish ideas for what seems like mostly his own amusement. Among other things, he’d like to colonize the moon.
With the thermometer set to hit 34 degrees Celsius in Moscow on Aug.1, two Russians have come up with a novel way of battling the heat: turning their living room into a private swimming pool. Photos uploaded to social networks show the boys bathing in the homemade paddling pool, which was constructed using a basic tarpaulin and held in place by Scotch tape, technology information website Onliner reported on July 31.
Moscow - The construction of the South Stream gas pipeline is going according to schedule despite the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia, Moscow's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said during a Moscow-Brussels video link-up on Friday, Aug. 1.
MOSCOW - Greenpeace International says a ship held by Russian authorities for nearly a year has been released and is on its way back to the Netherlands.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for two monasteries and a church that were demolished during Soviet times to be rebuilt in the Kremlin, the largest overhaul of the site's architectural landscape in nearly a century.
MOSCOW - Russia said on Aug. 1 it will impose import duties on products from Moldova, its latest move to limit trade with the former Soviet republic which signed a free-trade deal with the European Union in June.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's aides said on Aug. 1 that a Russian prosecutor and the prison service have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the anti-corruption blogger on suspicion of violating his house arrest terms.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has decided to introduce a sales tax on Russian consumers, two sources acquainted with the issue said on July 31, raising the tax burden earlier than expected as Western sanctions deepen the country's financial woes.
Group of Seven countries will vote against new World Bank projects in Russia to punish Vladimir Putin's regime, according to three government officials with knowledge of the agreement.
With the world watching if U.S. and European sanctions over Ukraine usher in a new Cold War, the showdown first risks sparking a return to capital controls in Russia after they were dismantled eight years ago.
Russia lost 3 million people in World War I. But it also provided examples of explosive military strength and economic resilience that would make any nation proud.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved President Barack Obama's choice of John Tefft to be the next American ambassador to Russia, filling a post that had been vacant since February.
MOSCOW - Russia's top general, Valery Gerasimov, told the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on July 31 that Moscow was committed to adhering to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty after Washington accused Russia of violating the agreement.
MOSCOW - For all the sanctions western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin's ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is something beyond his or their control: the price of oil.