FGFA story: Tale of an aircraft

FGFA story: Tale of an aircraft

April 19, 2015 Vinay Shukla

By scrapping a deal for 126 MMRCA and opting to buy Rafale jets in a fly away condition under a G2G contract, the Indian Prime Minister has taken the suggestion of a Russian expert Konstantin Makiyenko, offered eight years ago, to develop and more easily procure upgraded aircraft for the Indian Air Force

Soviet-style lasagna

Soviet-style lasagna

April 19, 2015 Anna Kharzeeva, specially for RIR

Pasta baked with cottage cheese is a sort of a very misguided cousin of lasagna

Untold story of Soviet Jewish soldiers

Untold story of Soviet Jewish soldiers

April 18, 2015 Alexey Timofeychev, Leonid Reines, specially for RIR

The Blavatnik Archive veteran oral history project captures and preserves the testimonies of Jewish WWII veterans of the Soviet Army

Economy dominates on Putin's Q&A marathon

Economy dominates on Putin's Q&A marathon

April 17, 2015 Yekaterina Sinelschikova, RIR

Economic issues were to the fore during the question-and-answer program, with interest in the Ukraine conflict apparently cooling

Politics

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
Russia’s dog forces

Russia’s dog forces

April 16, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

One of the most important roles in Russia’s military is played by man’s oldest friend, the dog

Russia preparing for “Star Wars”

April 15, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

Confrontation between Russia and the United States is gathering momentum and may, literally, soon assume a cosmic scale

India-Russia tech cooperation gaining speed

April 15, 2015 Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, specially for RIR

Moving away from defence ties, Russia has taken the initiative to complement India’s hunger for technological innovation

Opinion
Society
Culture
Silver Strings charm India

Silver Strings charm India

A Russian string quartet, Silver Strings, has charmed the Indian public with their mellifluous music. The four women have, in turn, adopted India as their home, and they have grown to love it

Travel

Highest mountain peak of Siberia

April 10, 2015 Anna Gruzdeva, specially for RIR

If you are looking for a challenge, then take on Mount Belukha, Siberia’s highest peak

Sport
Blogs
Russia’s tryst with the ‘other’ hockey

Russia’s tryst with the ‘other’ hockey

April 11, 2015 Ajay Kamalakaran

Field hockey is in dire need of support in a country, which is passionate about the sport’s richer stepsister, played on ice. At one time, the Soviet Union managed to produce some highly competitive field hockey squads

Taking cue from Roerich and Chekhov

April 8, 2015 Ajay Kamalakaran

RIR’s former Deputy Editor restarts his column after a 4-month long sabbatical, where he tried to seek inspiration from some of his favourite writers

US to kill F-35 fighter

April 1, 2015 Rakesh Krishnan Simha

After facing flak for years over performance and price, the American stealth fighter is finally shot down. However, its replacement seems to be just as dubious

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