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New to Russia: Krispy Kreme

September 16, 2013

Americans know the delight of Krispy Kreme donuts - the sweet treats are quite popular in the States.  Read Article »

Mayoral race is contentious in Moscow, Russia

August 26, 2013

Russia both recently and for much of the past has been home to a complex political climate. Read Article »

Obama cancels meeting with Putin over Snowden tensions

August 7, 2013

Tensions between Russia and the United States reached a fever pitch when the former nation granted former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden political asylum for one year. Read Article »

Russia grants temporary asylum to Snowden

August 1, 2013

For much of the last two months, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been on the run from U.S. law enforcement. Read Article »

Russian politician sentenced to five years' prison for embezzlement

July 18, 2013

Under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, Russia has developed a reputation for being unfriendly to those who oppose the government's prevailing political attitudes. Read Article »

Snowden formally requests asylum in Russia

July 16, 2013

Since the final days of June, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has sequestered himself in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Read Article »

Survey finds corruption in Russian government

July 9, 2013

Allegations of political corruption, even when they lack full substantiation, can seriously mar the public perception of any country. Read Article »

Snowden told to "stop leaking U.S. secrets" to stay in Russia

July 2, 2013

Since the final week of June, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden has allegedly been in hiding somewhere within the transit zone of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Read Article »

Russia denying direct involvement with Snowden, but refusing to extradite to U.S.

June 25, 2013

During the past few weeks, former intelligence officer Edward Snowden has been in hiding after leaking details of the U.S. National Security Agency's various domestic surveillance programs. Read Article »

Russia furious over recently revealed G20 summit spying

June 17, 2013

The intelligence services of the United States have been subject to intense public scrutiny in recent weeks, as a result of leaked information from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Read Article »

Putin, Patriots owner at odds over ownership of Super Bowl ring

June 16, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal life has recently become more a matter of public knowledge with the public announcement of his impending divorce. Read Article »

Russia adopts law regarding hosting of 2018 World Cup

June 12, 2013

The FIFA World Cup is soccer's premier event, and any nation hosting the world championship is typically quite honored to do so. Read Article »

Russia may offer asylum to NSA whistleblower

June 11, 2013

The revelation of the National Security Agency's various domestic data collection programs has dominated the global media since the story broke on June 6. Read Article »

Putin's impending divorce makes history for Russia

June 6, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been something of a divisive and controversial figure on the world stage for many reasons. Read Article »

Russia drops visa requirement for athletes

May 16, 2013

Russia is making it easier for athletes to travel to the country before the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Read Article »

China will help oversee the development of Arctic energy resources

May 16, 2013

China is one of several nations to have been granted permanent observer status on the Arctic Council.  Read Article »

St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet and opera house gets its public unveiling

May 6, 2013

The Mariinsky ballet and opera house has opened in St. Petersburg to rave reviews. Read Article »

Russia revives a soviet era award

May 1, 2013

Five Russians have received the first Hero of Labor medals awarded since 1991. Read Article »

Russian economic growth slowed

April 22, 2013

Russian growth in on the decline, leaving government officials scrambling for solutions. Read Article »

Russia establishing asteroid defense center

March 12, 2013

Russian officials have begun to speed up development of protection measures against future space threats and some of the groundwork has already been laid.  Read Article »

Fitness standards on the rise in Russian schools

March 13, 2013

President Vladimir Putin has stated his desire for the revival of a physical evaluation program that would set consistent standards across the country. Read Article »

Russia celebrates Maslenitsa with pancakes and snowfights

March 11, 2013

Russia's Maslenitsa festival lasts one week and celebrates the end of winter with fire, snowforts and pancakes. Read Article »

Cyberbullies go after Miss Russia

March 6, 2013

Since being crowned Miss Russia, Elmira Abdrazakova has become a victim of cyberbullying. Read Article »

U.S. and Russia work together for endangered polar bears

March 4, 2013

The U.S. and Russia work together to ban trade of polar bear furs, skins and products. Read Article »

TV personality opens up about coming out in Russia

February 26, 2013

Last month, Russia put forth a bill that would fine institutions and individuals who spread "propaganda" that supported homosexuality to minors. Read Article »

Vladimir Putin's new bill to ban officials from having foreign bank accounts

February 13, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put a bill forward that aims to limit corruption while also building the country within. Read Article »

Volunteerism becomes new concept in Russia

February 6, 2013

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, and volunteers from all over the country are flocking to the city as a way to show their country's pride, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Russia may ban duty-free items on planes 

February 5, 2013

The duty-free and cigarette stops in Russian airports may soon have new regulations, as a number of issues involving drunken passengers on flights has caused the government to reevaluate a few things, according to Reuters. Read Article »

U.S. adoptions of Russian children up in the air

January 11, 2013

On January 1, a ban was signed by Russian officials prohibiting U.S. families from adopting children from Russia, according to BBC News. Read Article »

Russian volcano continues to erupt

January 10, 2013

It looks as though the eruption of the volcano in Russia has not slowed since it started at the end of November. Read Article »

Beer now considered alcohol and not food in Russia

January 2, 2013

Russians will now have a tougher time getting beer than they once did after 2013 rang in. Read Article »

Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign anti-adoption bill

December 27, 2012

It was recently announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign the very controversial anti-adoption bill put forth by the Russian parliament. Read Article »

Russian parliament approves anti-adoption bill against the U.S.

December 26, 2012

Russia's parliament recently voted in favor of a bill that will ban Americans from adopting Russian children, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Russian court decides to ban Pussy Riot video

November 29, 2012

The Russian punk group, Pussy Riot, came under fire last February after protesting against President Vladimir Putin outside a Russian Orthodox Church. Read Article »

Russia gearing up for World Cup 2018

November 20, 2012

Even though it is six years away, Russia is already starting to plan for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in order to have the event run smoothly, according to FIFA. Read Article »

Russian hunter charged for poaching a tiger

November 13, 2012

During a rare ruling this Tuesday, a hunter in the Russian Far East was sentenced with 18 months of community service and a $18,500 fine for killing a tiger. Read Article »

Russia hoping for President Obama to be flexible with missile defense shield

November 8, 2012

It was not just the liberal Americans who were rejoicing when President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney and was reelected for another four years. Read Article »

Russian scuba divers come across shipwrecked vessel with gold cargo

November 8, 2012

Russian scuba divers recently came across a sunken cargo ship, which was loaded with 700 tons of gold ore that is owned by Polymetal International Plc, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Russia puts forth new no smoking bill

October 18, 2012

Russia, the world's second largest tobacco market only after China, has officially launched one of the biggest crackdowns on smoking. Read Article »

World's first liliger born in Russia

October 17, 2012

This past September, a new animal made its way into the world. Kiara, the world's first liliger, is a combination of her mother Zita, a liger - a mix of a tiger and a lion - and her father Sam, an African lion, according to National Geographic News. Read Article »