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Hot on the heels of accusations that McDonald's was misleading customers about the nutritional value of its products, Russia's food safety watchdog on Monday said it has opened an investigation into the cheese used by the chain.
WASHINGTON — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.
Faced with impending EU sanctions on Russia's defense industry, President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged the Defense Ministry to redouble its efforts to wean the defense sector off foreign suppliers, Interfax reported.
Russia's most popular social network VKontakte went offline for a few hours during a peak period of Internet activity, troubling scores of users in what the company attributed to an "unprecedented" heat wave knocking out some of its computer servers.
GENEVA — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight was shot down with a surface-to-air missile over a part of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists on July 17, killing all 298 people on board.
In a strongly worded statement with at least one obscure literary reference, Russia's Foreign Ministry has lashed out at the European Union for its decision to impose sanctions against top security officials, saying the "irresponsible" move would "be greeted with enthusiasm by international terrorists.
Russia's Central Bank on Friday unexpectedly raised its key borrowing rate for a third time this year in expectation of heightened international economic sanctions against Russia over the unrelenting crisis in Ukraine.
Norway's colossal sovereign wealth fund is considering reducing its $7.6 billion portfolio of Russian investments as Russia stares down the barrel of tougher EU sanctions, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
The threat of the West slapping tougher sanctions on Russia after the devastating Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine has given London-based Russian oligarchs and firms the jitters, with both groups taking steps to avoid being caught out by further punitive measures, British media reports said.
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, or EBRD, on Wednesday froze financing of new projects in Russia amid escalating international condemnation of Russia's alleged role in the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine.
For the first time, a gay pride event took place without violence in Russia, Radio Liberty reported Sunday.
Some two dozen LGBT activists rallied on Saturday on the Field of Mars in central St.
City authorities have issued their first refusals to the organizers of the annual St. Petersburg LGBT Pride rally to be held in the city on Saturday, July 26, which is aimed at “drawing the attention of the public and the state to the problems of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people and supporting tolerance and equality towards the social group LGBT.
Preservationist activists protested Monday against what they called the ongoing demolition of the Nikolsky Market, the state-protected 18th-century building in the city’s historic Kolomna district.
Soccer aficionados will not need visas to travel to Russia before and during the 2018 World Cup that will be hosted by the country, President Vladimir Putin has said.
PORTLAND — Laika animation studio occupies a huge nondescript building in an industrial complex on the outskirts of this Oregon city. It is far removed from the U.
When painter Nikolai Polissky and architect Vasily Schetinin moved to the village of Nikola-Lenivets, a four-hour drive south of Moscow, in 1989, they did not know that 15 years later, thousands would head to Russia's largest land art festival, Archstoyanie, which runs Friday to Sunday this week.
From gang wars to the avalanche of counterfeit goods — this has been the transition that St. Petersburg’s criminal underworld has made over the past two decades, according to Andrei Konstantinov, a prominent Russian writer and journalist.
In many European cities there has been a growing trend towards spending time and meeting people in libraries, and St. Petersburg is not an exception. The 95-year-old Gogol Library on Sredneokhtinsky Prospekt has recently undergone renovations and been transformed from an archaic establishment into a modern cultural center.
Maybe it’s because of the climate or maybe its because of people’s distrust of food stalls near railway stations, but the street food industry in Russia is not as developed as it is in Berlin or Bangkok, where street food is considered to be something sacred, varying from hot dogs to fried grasshoppers.
The simple charm of Fruktovaya Lavka’s small café on the glitzy Bolshaya Konnushnaya is not what you might expect from the showcasing of high fashion exhibited in the windows of its immediate neighbors.
Since the start of the 21st century, Russians have been eating a lot more than they did in the past, according to a survey published Friday by federal statistics service Rosstat.
Recently opened and rather unnoticeably tucked away at 7 Ulitsa Pestelya, Polet café is a very modern and hip establishment that offers a casual dining experience perfect for small to medium gatherings.
Russia started building its three newest submarines on Sunday in the White Sea port of Severodvinsk, marking the halfway point in the country’s drive to re-establish its place as a modern naval power.
The Russian government on Sunday blocked access to the website of Shaltai Boltai, a mysterious group that has been leaking what it claims to be the documents and e-mails of high-ranking officials involved in ongoing events in Ukraine.
Russians of shorter height may soon lose their right to drive trucks, buses and trams, according to a draft Health Ministry order that critics have denounced as discriminatory against many skilled operators and particularly against women, a news report said Friday.
Mathematician Grigory Perelman, famous for solving a Millennium Prize Problem and turning down the award, has moved to Sweden, a Russian newspaper reported.
Two fortresses, one Russian and one Estonian, face each other on the two banks of the Narva river. To the east is the Ivangorod Fortress, the main sight of the Russian town of Ivangorod; to the west is Narva’s Hermann Castle, which has belonged to Estonia since the Baltic country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Russians have demonstrated an increasing reluctance to travel to Europe following the imposition of Western sanctions against their country, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported Monday.
In a perceptible threat to Crimea's teetering economy, the flow of tourists to the region dropped 35 percent in the first half of this year, Crimean Deputy Resorts and Tourism Minister Olga Burova said Wednesday, Interfax reported.
If you ask a Hamburger to define their city with only one word, he will most likely say “port.” As the second biggest European port, it plays a crucial role not only in city’s economy but also in day-to-day life for locals, as it is situated right in the center of Hamburg, acting as the heart of the city.
Anyone who has experienced the olfactory horrors of being stuffed into a crowded city bus at the height of summer or a walk through the countryside after a heavy downpour knows that our sense of smell is equally adept at communicating both repulsion and delight.
The Hare Krishna movement has been trying to build a temple in Russia since 1990. They still don't have one.
It's not for lack of funds. Ever since worshipping Krishna was legalized in the Soviet Union 26 years ago, the group has struggled to capitalize on Russia's "religious renaissance.
Floating on a small pond near Star City, a town that 30 years ago was closed to foreigners, an international crew of Russian, Japanese and American astronauts crammed into an old Soyuz training module to practice the skills that will save their lives if they are forced to evacuate the International Space Station during their 2016 space mission.
As the world marks the United Nations' International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Thursday, millions of drug addicts in Russia have nowhere to go for treatment, and specialists are in despair over the lack of progress in the country's rehabilitation system.
Tuesday, July 29
A video of a Queen concert from 1986 will be shown today at 8 p.m. in Yaschik, 50/13 Ligovsky Prospekt.