As opposition activists scramble to fix defilements to a makeshift memorial to Boris Nemtsov, city authorities are being urged to install a permanent monument on the spot where the opposition leader was gunned down near the Kremlin last month, Interfax reported on March 29.
When Boris Nemtsov was shot dead, as he walked home on a drizzly Friday night in Moscow last month, Russia’s beleaguered liberal opposition realised tthe rules of the game had changed in the most shocking way.
Russia finally decided to join the Beijing led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) this weekend, but top officials don’t see it replacing the Bretton Woods institutions led by the World Bank.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on March 29, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Russian model Alisa Krylova cancelled her order for the latest Mercedes, spent New Year in Moscow rather than skiing in the Alps and now employs Russian staff rather than foreigners. The former Mrs Russia and Mrs Globe beauty pageant winner is among Russia's super rich but even she and many of her wealthy friends are feeling the pinch from the economic crisis.
MOSCOW - Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera 'Tannhauser' offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.
MOSCOW - Russian model Alisa Krylova cancelled her order for the latest Mercedes, spent New Year in Moscow rather than skiing in the Alps and now employs Russian staff rather than foreigners.
Russia's richest and most powerful are set to leave in droves, seeking to avoid a tax squeeze and the fallout from the country's economic crisis.
A Russian legislator visiting Armenia on March 28 said a Russian soldier suspected of leaving a Russian military base in Armenia and killing seven Armenia civilians in a nearby town will be tried by a Russian military court in Armenia.
Kazakhstan's prime minister has signed deals worth some $23.6 billion during his visit to China. The agreements were signed on March 27 during Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov's meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang.
Vladimir Putin has an army of professional trolls running thousand of fake Twitter and Facebook accounts to flood social media with pro-Russia propaganda.
RIGA - A war of words between Russia and the West could degenerate into something worse, with "devastating" consequences, Latvia's foreign minister said on March 27.
Greece's Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis will meet his Russian counterpart and the CEO of energy giant Gazprom in Moscow on March 30, as he hit out at the EU and Germany for tightening a 'noose' around the Greek economy.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded several military units a hugely prestigious title that was given to troops for heroism during WWII, sparking new questions about the Kremlin's involvement in Ukraine.
WARSAW - Polish military prosecutors charged two Russian air traffic controllers on March 27 in a 2010 plane crash in western Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 top-ranking officials traveling with him. The charges are likely to strain already tense relations between Poland and Russia.
Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies.
MOSCOW - Unidentified people early on Saturday destroyed an impromptu memorial at the place where opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed in central Moscow by removing all flowers, pictures, and candles, the Echo of Moscow radio station reports.