Space tourism becomes cheaper

Space tourism becomes cheaper

January 25, 2015 Victoria Zavyalova, RIR

The Russian space tourism company may change the price it charges tourists for tickets to outer space

The best places in Moscow for space lovers

The best places in Moscow for space lovers

January 24, 2015 Olga Cherednichenko, specially for RIR

compiled a list of the most attractive locations in Moscow for those who are in love with galaxies, constellations and deep space

Politics
Anti-Maidan movement established in Russia

Anti-Maidan movement established in Russia

January 21, 2015 Alexey Timofeichev, RIR

he purpose of Russia’s Anti-Maidan is to fight against any opposition forces that might attempt to instigate a coup or a Color Revolution against the Russian government

Special projects
Karma Bhoomi

Karma Bhoomi

Russian flavours

Russian flavours

Education in Russia

Education in Russia

Business Beat

Business Beat

Economics

Crunch time: Russians vanishing from Goa

January 22, 2015 Alexandra Guzeva, RIR

RIR reporter spent her holiday in Goa late December and was surprised to see very few of her compatriots in this picturesque sun-kissed resort that had become a second home for many Russians

Opinion
Max Katz, specially for RIR

How to ease traffic jams?

December 22, 2014

If the Moscow authorities want to combat traffic jams they must make public transport faster, cheaper and as comfortable as a private car

Society
Russian reaction to Charlie Hebdo cover

Russian reaction to Charlie Hebdo cover

January 19, 2015 Alexey Timofeichev, RIR

Unlike their Western counterparts, many Russians do not see the new Charlie Hebdo cartoon as a defiant expression of free speech

Culture
History of the Russian helmet

History of the Russian helmet

Widely depicted in ancient icons and paintings, the teardrop helmet is the most recognizable part of a Russian medieval warrior’s outfit

Travel

Most spectacular ski resorts in Russia

January 9, 2015 Veronika Prokhorova, specially for RIR

Krasnaya Polyana, Sheregesh, Kirovsk – in Russia it is possible to go skiing on any budget or level of experience

Sport

Top Russian athletes of 2014

December 29, 2014 Alexey Mosko, RIR

The dazzling arrival of figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, the victories of naturalized athletes, Daniil Kvyat's superb debut in Formula One, Maria Sharapova's successful return after injury: RIR looks back on the Russian athletes who shone on the world stage in 2014

Blogs
US diplomatic impunity: What it means for India-US ties

US diplomatic impunity: What it means for India-US ties

January 23, 2015 Rakesh Krishnan Simha

Rakesh Krishnan Simha tries to unravel the inside story of how the US tried to infiltrate the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, the controversial arrest of Devyani Khobragade on false charges and America’s hands off policy when it involves Russian diplomats

Five reasons to bail out of the Rafale

January 16, 2015 Rakesh Krishnan Simha

India must scratch the French fighter because inducting it in significant numbers will do long-term damage to the IAF as well as the country’s defence industry

How the Indian Army lost its Catapult

January 11, 2015 Rakesh Krishnan Simha

By mating a Russian howitzer with a locally built tank chassis, India was on the verge of developing its own long-range artillery. But suddenly and inexplicably the new gun was scuttled

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