Russia may start producing ecologically clean wheat

Russia may start producing ecologically clean wheat

March 28, 2015 Darya Kezina, RIR

Breeders say that in the next few years Russia could begin producing a new ecologically clean type of wheat with a high concentration of mineral elements for the world market

Russia's greatest contributions to theater

Russia's greatest contributions to theater

March 27, 2015 Alexandra Guryanova, RIR

In honor of World Theater Day on March 27, RIR presents three of Russia's most significant contributions to the art of theater

Politics
Is there really a climate of fear in Crimea?

Is there really a climate of fear in Crimea?

March 25, 2015 Alexey Timofeichev, RIR

Amnesty International has released a report on the human rights situation in Crimea, timing it to coincide with the first anniversary of the peninsula’s takeover by Russia

Special projects
Karma Bhoomi

Karma Bhoomi

Russian flavours

Russian flavours

Education in Russia

Education in Russia

Business Beat

Business Beat

Economics
 Women to serve in Russian Navy submarines?

Women to serve in Russian Navy submarines?

March 27, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

Women may be able to serve on Russia Navy submarines after 2018, a source in the Ministry of Defence told InterFax News Agency earlier this month

Demand for organic food is growing in Russia

March 27, 2015 Maria Karnaukh, specially for RIR

The embargo on importing European foodstuffs, imposed by Russia in 2014, is acting as an incentive for domestic production of organic food

Opinion
Society
Culture
Soviet uniform during World War II

Soviet uniform during World War II

The huge size to which the Red Army had grown by 1941 meant that Soviet soldiers were issued field dress developed in the early 1900s as a cost-cutting measure

Travel
Barnaul: The gateway to Altai Mountains

Barnaul: The gateway to Altai Mountains

March 26, 2015 Anna Gruzdeva, specially for RIR

Barnaul is the industrial heart of Altai Territory, an important region near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan. Altai’s mountain plants are quite famous all over Russia and many of them are shipped off from here

Horseback riding in the Altai Mountains

March 22, 2015 Elena Klimova, specially for RIR

The Altai Mountains form the tallest mountain range in southern Siberia and are separated by deep river valleys and vast intermountain hollows

Top seven modern sights of Kazan

March 20, 2015 Olga Cherednichenko, specially for RIR

Something akin to an Istanbul on the Volga, Kazan has successfully combined tradition and modernity

Sport
Blogs

How Russia’s S-400 makes the F-35 obsolete

March 11, 2015 Rakesh Krishnan Simha

The sale of the powerful S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to China not only marks another milestone in Russia-China relations, it is a remarkable example of how a comparatively inexpensive weapon can make a trillion dollar project obsolescent before it even gets off the ground

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