Russian press

Be Your Own Edgy Valentine in Moscow

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Be Your Own Edgy Valentine in Moscow
Kirill Zykov / Moskva News Agency If today is meant to be a day to celebrate love, then there’s a lot more to celebrate than just romance —a love for wine, for example, or a love for art, or jazz or even yourself. Whether you’re looking to celebrate yourself, your friends, your city, or your Read More

Ladomir, Zlatozara and Agrafena: How Muscovites Named Their Babies in 2017

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Ladomir, Zlatozara and Agrafena: How Muscovites Named Their Babies in 2017
Moscow city officials have published a list of unusual names given to babies born in the capital last year. Many boys received traditional Slavic names including Velesvet, Ladomir, Patrikei and Kharlampy. Other unusual names included Forward, Nord and Franklin, and one Muscovite was named Orpheus, after the Greek hero.  The most unorthodox girls’ names included Zlatozara, Ladislava, Agrafena and Read More

Maslenitsa in Nikola-Lenivets

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Maslenitsa in Nikola-Lenivets
If you haven’t made plans for the weekend, consider a trip to the Nikola-Lenivets Art Park where their traditional Maslenitsa bonfire will be lit on Saturday. The central event will be burning of a 30-meter wooden structure built by the art park’s founder, Nikolai Polissky. It will resemble both Gothic cathedrals and the bonfires of Read More

Rolling in the aisles: Russian man smashes stolen tank into supermarket

5 months ago adcity Comments Off on Rolling in the aisles: Russian man smashes stolen tank into supermarket
A Russian man believed to be drunk has been detained after stealing an armoured personnel carrier and smashing it into a supermarket. The man stole the tank-like vehicle on caterpillar tracks from a military driving school in the far northern Murmansk region, RIA Novosti news agency cited a traffic police spokeswoman as saying. Hibiny.com (@hibiny_com) Read More

Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?
From his starting point in May through the end of 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former top aides to Donald Trump and made plea deals with two others, including the president’s former national security adviser. Mueller’s work is almost done, the White House says – but almost no one else thinks that. Mueller Read More

Russia Approves Harsher Fines for World Cup Ticket Resellers

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on Russia Approves Harsher Fines for World Cup Ticket Resellers
MT Russian legislators have ruled to increase fines for resellers and counterfeiters of 2018 World Cup tickets to up to 1.5 million rubles ($25,600), amidst a high demand for tickets to the tournament. Russia will host FIFA World Cup games in 11 cities across the country next summer. More than 700,000 tickets have already been allocated Read More

United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson to Warn Russia to Halt ‘Destabilizing Activities’

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson to Warn Russia to Halt ‘Destabilizing Activities’
(Bloomberg) — Boris Johnson will warn Russia to stop “destabilizing activities” which threaten the national security of Britain and its allies, as he makes his first visit to Moscow as foreign secretary. “Our relations with Russia cannot be ‘business as usual’ whilst Russia continues to attempt to destabilize European states, including Ukraine,” Johnson said in an Read More

Russia Is Eyeing Up Saudi Wheat Market Dominated by EU Supplies

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on Russia Is Eyeing Up Saudi Wheat Market Dominated by EU Supplies
Pixabay (Bloomberg) — Moscow is lobbying Saudi Arabia to open its rapidly growing market to Russian wheat, giving it another destination to offload a record harvest and compete with supplies from the European Union. Russian wheat has largely been barred from entering the kingdom for the past decade due to strict bug-damage rules, but the two Read More

Russians Seek Out Greek Properties for Bargains, Visas

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on Russians Seek Out Greek Properties for Bargains, Visas
Pixabay (Bloomberg) — George Kachmazov, a Russian realtor, is buying up property in Athens. The Moscow-based chief executive officer of real-estate platform Tranio.com has bought a building in the Greek capital and is in the process of acquiring five others with a view to selling apartments to international investors.  For Kachmazov, the sales pitch is Read More

Russia’s Top 4 Business Risks in 2018 (Op-ed)

6 months ago adcity Comments Off on Russia’s Top 4 Business Risks in 2018 (Op-ed)
Pixabay / MT Hopes were high a year ago that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would reverse deteriorating ties between Moscow and Washington. European leaders would follow suit, analysts and politicians in Moscow hoped, and Russia’s status as a friendly business environment — which ruptured after 2014 and Western sanctions — would be restored. In 2017, these Read More