The facade of Russian army reforms

The facade of Russian army reforms

May 25, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

Russia’s Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu said in April that he hoped, “in the long run, our army will become completely professional”


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

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Sakhalin’s Koreans: Russian at heart

May 19, 2015 Ajay Kamalakaran, RIR

The oil and gas-rich island in the Russian Far East has a sizable ethnic Korean minority; a community that has assimilated into Russian society

Zaraisk: Ancient citadel in the Moscow Region

Zaraisk: Ancient citadel in the Moscow Region

May 15, 2015 William Brumfield, specially for RIR

The Moscow Region town has managed to preserve its medieval fortress, which survived attacks from Crimean Tatars, Mongols and Poles

Vladimir: The jewel of Russia’s Golden Ring

May 10, 2015 Olga Cherednichenko, specially for RIR

Vladimir’s 1000-year-old history is evident on every step throughout the city and is one of the jewels of Russia’s Golden Ring

Zlatoust: the home of Russian steel

April 27, 2015 Darya Kezina, specially for RIR

Old and historic, Zlatoust is one of the most beautiful and visited towns in the southern Ural Mountains


Reclaiming India’s role in defeating Nazi Germany

May 6, 2015 Vinay Shukla

As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the victory over the forces of Nazism on May 9, particularly the Soviet Union’s stellar role in the Great Patriotic War, it would be apt to also remember sacrifices of the valiant Indian soldiers who fought alongside and spilled their blood for that cause

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