The percentage of Russian residents who consider their country to be rich increased 2.5 times in the past 25 years, with 63 percent of the respondents holding this opinion (against 24 percent in 1990), the All-Russia Center for Public Opinion Research (VTsIOM) has reported.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov in the course of his working visit to Cyprus held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides, where the parties discussed bilateral relations and the settlement of the Cyprus problem, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affaires said.
The dates for building the first line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline may have to be moved back if the process of concluding an intergovernmental agreement between Moscow and Ankara is delayed, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said
Russia’s state media machine appears to have gone into conspiracy theory overdrive.
The level of Russians' concern about the political and economic sanctions imposed by the Western countries has decreased: 41 percent of the respondents are alarmed about that now (against 51 percent in December 2014), the Levada Center told Interfax.
Ahead of the introduction of the fingerprinting procedure for Russian applicants for Schengen visas, the European Union is concerned about the scope of the application of the Russian law on personal data protection and expects to reach a compromise with Moscow, Head of the European Union Delegation to Russia Vygaudas Usackas said.
MOSCOW - The Kremlin on July 29 defended a move to bar a U.S.-funded pro-democracy group from Russia after it was declared "undesirable", saying Russians could still get access to such organisations.
Russia's central bank announced on July 29 it had halted its purchases of foreign currency on the back of a recent slump by the ruble.
Russia's central bank halted purchases of foreign currency to replenish the country's international reserves, a move that may lay the groundwork for a fifth interest-rate cut this year at a meeting on July 29.
MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors have formally determined the activities of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to be "undesirable," paving the way for the nonprofit organization, funded by the U.S. Congress, to be outlawed on Russian territory.
Russia on July 29 set a date for the first Proton rocket launch since an engine failure in May saw a Mexican satellite destroyed. Authorities said a Proton-M rocket would blast off from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan on Aug. 28 carrying a British Inmarsat-5F3 commercial communications satellite.
Russian banks hobbled by sanctions are exploring funding sources in Hong Kong to help the nation's companies refinance $117 billion in external debt due in the coming year.
Sergei Pugachev doesn't look like a man on the run. He is in good humour, dressed in jeans and a casual shirt. But the former Russian banker - once close to Vladimir Putin, and now his bitter opponent - is elusive about how he recently escaped from London to France.
The White House has dismissed a petition calling on the United States to pardon fugitive government contractor Edward Snowden, whose revelations about spying prompted international outrage and damaged relations with key allies.
LONDON - Russia is abusing the global law enforcement agency Interpol by requesting the arrest and extradition of political opponents, according to a new report. Such requests can mean that the accused are unable to travel and are often unable to open bank accounts.
Russia has moved to ban a prominent US organization from operating in the country under the nation's controversial new "undesirables" law. Critics have slammed the ban as an attempt to limit civil society.
Russia's newest anti-NGO law, under which the National Endowment for Democracy on July 28 was declared an "undesirable organization" prohibited from operating in Russia, is the latest evidence that the regime of President Vladimir Putin faces a worsening crisis of political legitimacy.
The British judge investigating the radioactive poisoning death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko accused Russian authorities of interfering with his inquiry July 28.
Three Russia opposition activists July 28 went on hunger strike in Novosibirsk to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local election.