Zlatoust: the home of Russian steel

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

Moscow's finest libraries

Moscow's finest libraries

April 26, 2015 Bolshoi Gorod

From grand art deco buildings to modern, stylish facilities kitted out with the best technology, Moscow has some very interesting libraries

Islamic State is Russia’s main foe -  Lavrov

Islamic State is Russia’s main foe - Lavrov

April 23, 2015 Alexey Timofeychev, RIR

Russia believes that the Islamic State terrorist organization is Russia’s main enemy, said Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Russian radio stations

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

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

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Karma Bhoomi

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Russian flavours

Education in Russia

Education in Russia

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Business Beat


Novatek to sell stake in LNG project in Russia

April 21, 2015 Alexei Lossan, RIR

The Novatek Company has decided to sell a 9% stake in the most promising liquefied natural gas project – the Yamal LNG. According to analysts, possible buyers are the French Total, and Chinese CNPC, and possibly other companies from Japan, India and South Korea

Gazprom threatens to stop gas supplies to Europe

April 20, 2015 Alexei Lossan, RIR

The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has, for the first time, threatened to stop the supply of natural gas to Europe, if the Turkish Stream Pipeline Project should be disrupted


Russia attracting young Indians to study there

April 17, 2015 Alessandro Belli, specially for RIR

Organising a Maths Olympiad and travelling exhibitions are among the many promotional events organised by Russian authorities to attract young Indians to study in Russia


5 most unique Lenin monuments

April 22, 2015 Darya Gonzalez, RIR

There are more than 6000 statues of the leader in Russia, to go along with monuments to Lenin in the CIS and the Eastern bloc, Cuba, the US and Antarctica. RIR picks five of the most unique ones

Siberia's Silk Road

April 21, 2015 Anna Gruzdeva, specially for RIR

Ride Siberia's Silk Road: take the Chuysky Trakt all the way to Mongolia


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

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

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