SCO looks for stability in Afghanistan

SCO looks for stability in Afghanistan

April 23, 2014 Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, specially for RIR

The location of Afghanistan, and its ethnic composition, and historical and cultural relations with countries in the Eurasian region make it a zone of interest to the SCO members and observers including India and Pakistan

Top 5 Moscow parks for spring fun

Top 5 Moscow parks for spring fun

April 23, 2014 Iva Ostistaya, specially for RIR

With the traditional Russian May holidays in the horizon, RIR presents 5 parks where you can spend some quality time in warmer weather

The blissful exile of Vladimir Nabokov

The blissful exile of Vladimir Nabokov

April 23, 2014 Yolanda Delgado, specially for RIR

Even as an old man, far away from the beloved Russia of his youth, the eccentric literary genius would proclaim that he had harbored dreams of exile from an early age

The modest 'Black Spider'

The modest 'Black Spider'

April 23, 2014 Maxim Makarychev, specially for RIR

Lev Yashin's colleagues and teammates share their memories of the great Soviet goalie

Strong potential for Indo-Russian scientific cooperation

Strong potential for Indo-Russian scientific cooperation

April 23, 2014 Alessandro Belli, specially for RIR

Noted scientist Chandra Mohan Nautiyal shares his views on bilateral cooperation in science and technology between Russia and India and myths created by anti-nuclear activists

Politics

Indo-Russian ties under a new government

April 11, 2014 Neeta Lal, specially for RIR

Policy analysts don’t really expect a radical departure from the UPA's foreign policy of the last decade, no matter who comes to power after the elections

A new era for Russian diplomacy

April 2, 2014 Dmitry Babich, specially for RIR

Economic rapprochement with the EU and, to a lesser extent, with the US will continue, as soon as the current rhetoric subsides and the tension in relations is relaxed

Special projects
Top Russian Startups

Top Russian Startups

Karma Bhoomi

Karma Bhoomi

Russian flavours

Russian flavours

Education in Russia

Education in Russia

Economics
Opinion
Society
Russian children turning increasingly aggressive

Russian children turning increasingly aggressive

April 20, 2014 Irina Blinnik, Moskovsky Komsomolets

Child psychotherapist Lev Perezhogin attempts to find out what the causes for increasing child aggression and looks for ways to avert its sometimes disastrous consequences

Moscow children’s homes try novel concept

April 10, 2014 Tatyana Sudakova, specially for RIR

A new kind of children’s home is springing up around the Russian capital, replacing orphanages. In these centres, children have the chance to get used to a family environment by living in comfortable modern surroundings with a “mother” who spends five days a week with them

What Russian parents want for their child’s future

April 9, 2014 Anastasia Maltseva, specially for RIR

Studies conducted by sociologists reveal that parents want their children to have “stable” professions and no longer see humanities-based occupations as desirable

Culture
Travel
Guardian of St Petersburg

Guardian of St Petersburg

April 22, 2014 William Brumfield, specially for RIR

The cathedral of Saints Paul and Peter began life as a barrier against a Swedish invasion

Top 5 geological tourism sites in the Urals

April 21, 2014 Darya Kezina, RIR

The mountain range that separates Russia’s Asian and European parts is a natural treasure trove. RIR presents the most interesting sites for geological tourism

Top 10 literary travel destinations in Russia

April 18, 2014 Levi Bridges, specially for RIR

Russia has a rich literary tradition, and today many Russian novelists are household names. This month, RIR picked ten of the best literary travel destinations to visit on your next trip to the country

Sport

Sergey Karyakin: Russia’s next chess sensation

April 15, 2014 Ilya Trisvyatskiy, specially for RIR

The Crimea-born player, who finished just behind Viswanathan Anand in the 2014 Candidates tournament, is convinced that greater achievements loom in the horizon

Blogs
A division of labour for Afghan stability

A division of labour for Afghan stability

April 22, 2014 M K Bhadrakumar

In political terms, India has virtually stepped in to help buttress Afghanistan’s “non-aligned” status by creating space for it to exercise the freedom of choice necessary to diversify its partnerships in the defence field, instead of putting all its eggs in the American or NATO basket

Russia could bring India and China closer

April 15, 2014 Ajay Kamalakaran, RIR

Moscow enjoys a great deal of trust and goodwill in both countries and can empathise with (and advise) India on how to deal with China when it comes to vexing territorial disputes

Who do Indians like: Russia or USA?

April 14, 2014 Rakesh Krishnan Simha

A Pew survey says Indians are more positively disposed toward the US than Russia. Nothing could be further from the truth

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