The government will review a law on critical information infrastructure that would enable the country to build a comprehensive defence system against cyber attacks. Igor Sheremet, a co-author of the bill and board chairman of the Governmental Military-Industrial Commission, talks about the initiative.
Looking to clamp down on black money, Vladimir Putin signed a law that introduces amendments to the country’s tax code and obliges Russian owners of companies registered in offshore tax havens to pay taxes in Russia
Even as some Russian state-owned media aimed at a foreign audience have gained a larger bullhorn, many well-respected independent media outlets within the country have found themselves increasingly up against the ropes.
Alexander Afanasyev, Chief Executive of the Moscow Stock Exchange talks to RIR about the influence recent events have had on the Russian securities market and the opportunities open to international investors in these new conditions.
Russia's supreme court is preparing to examine the lawsuit filed by the Ministry of Justice requesting to liquidate Memorial, the country's first organization dedicated to preserving the memory of Stalin's repressions and victims.
Under a special presidential program in the Russian Far East, rare Amur tiger cubs are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. However local WWF specialists argue that a different approach is required to successfully rear tigers.
Russia banned the production and sale of several types of laced undergarments. RIR recalls the complex relationship Soviet people had with underwear and explains just what is harmful about the now-forbidden synthetic garments.
Russia’s most famous polyglot Dmitri Petrov, who also happens to be well-versed with Hindi, spoke to RIR about political stereotypes, big markets, learning Russian – and the character of horned animals.
Seeing flying minibuses, dodging avalanches, being trapped indoors for 3 days and fishing on frozen lakes and the sea are some of the experiences that come with spending long and extreme winters in the Russian Far East