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Articles:

Billionaire Prokhorov Quits Business for Politics
Russia-IC looks at Mikhail Prokhorov's new party as it aims to transform the political landscape in Russia, becoming a third power with serious ambitions.
--31-10-2012--


News:

Russia to Issue New Version of Red Book in 2015
According to the head of Russia's Department of the Interior, the last unabridged edition of Russia's Red Book came out in 2001, and the information about vanishing species have changed a lot since then.
--27-12-2014--
New Gambling Zone to Appear in Crimea
Russian President has introduced a bill designed to create a new gambling zone in Crimea, according to an announcement made last Monday on the Russian Parliament's official website.
--28-04-2014--
Russia to Build Bridge to Crimea
On Wednesday, March 19, Russian government started preparations for the construction of a bridge which is expected to link the southern Russian Krasnodar Territory directly with Crimea.
--20-03-2014--
Car Hits a Crowd in Voronezh, Kills 5 People
Five people were killed and 13 injured when a car run into a group of people in the central Russian city of Voronezh on early Sunday morning, March 9, local police reports.
--11-03-2014--
Over One Third of Russian Towns Don't Have the Internet - Study
A recent government study reveals that more than a third of Russias small towns and villages have no access to the Internet.
--12-01-2014--
Ingushetia Brings Fines for Bride Kidnapping
Islamic clerics and respected elders of the Russian republic of Ingushetia agreed to hike unofficial fines for bride kidnapping in a bid to stop the custom that often leads to a bloody violence.
--11-11-2013--
Krasnoyarsk Named 2019 Universiade Host city
The Russian city of Krasnoyarsk was officially confirmed the host city for the 2019 Winter University Games at the FISU Executive Committee meeting in Brussels on November 10.
--11-11-2013--
Seven Killed in Attack by Female Suicide Bomber in Russia
At least seven people were killed on Monday after a suspected female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on a bus in the southern city of Volgograd.
--22-10-2013--
Study Reveals Russia's Cleanest City
The southern city of Kursk has the best environmental situation among Russias 70 most prominent cities, a new study showed.
--30-09-2013--
Plant Symbol To Be Added To Emblem
As a part of Russia Avenue national contest program all 83 regions of the country were offered to choose the plant symbol.
--31-07-2013--
Russian Provincial Town Protests Against Mine Opening
On Sunday, July 21, hundreds of people gathered in a small town in Russias southern Voronezh Region for a mass protest against plans to open a nickel and copper mine in the area.
--22-07-2013--
18 People Killed in a Coal Mine Blast
The death toll in the gas blast at a coal mine in Russias northern republic of Komi has risen to 18, according to the republic's Interior Ministry.
--11-02-2013--
Voronezh Welcomes Its Millionth Citizen
The Russian city of Voronezh has officially become the town with one million inhabitants. The Lopyryovs family welcomed their first son, Yegor, who helped the city to cross the coveted one million line.
--18-12-2012--
Massive Volcanic Eruption Starts in Russia's Far East
An explosive volcanic eruption of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano began in Russias Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, Russia's Research Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports.
--28-11-2012--
Siberian Coal Mine Blast Injures Seven People
Seven miners were injured in an explosion at a coal mine in western Siberia on Sunday, a criminal probe is opened.
--27-11-2012--
Two Killed in Helicopter Crash in Central Russia
Two people have become victims of a privately owned Mil Mi-2 Hoplite light multi-purpose helicopter crash landing in Russia's Ivanovo region on Saturday, November 17.
--19-11-2012--
Sunflower Oil Helped to Rescue Cat in Chelyabinsk
Rescuers in Chelyabinsk Region (Urals) had to use sunflower oil to free a cat whose head got stuck in a car wheel during a mouse hunt.
--16-11-2012--
"Yakutia Days" in Moscow
An event named "Yakutia Days" will take place in Moscow to familiarize citizens and tourists with the Russian northern region's traditions and culture.
--29-10-2012--
Regional Elections Are Over, No Surprises
Sunday, October 14, has become a big elections day for people in 77 Russia's regions. Its main trends are already obvious - low turnout and a ruling party's triumph.
--17-10-2012--
A Monument To the Father-Founder of Udmurtia Unveiled In Izhevsk
A monument to the father-founder of the Republic of Udmurtia, Trofim Borisov, was recently unveiled in Izhevsk.
--10-10-2012--
Eight Dead in Khanty-Mansiysk Processing Plant Fire
On Saturday, a huge fire in a Khanty-Mansiysk oil processing plant has left eight people dead and eight injured, local emergency officials reported.
--01-10-2012--
Russia's Oldest Man Dies at 122
Magomed Labazanov, the longest living man in Russia, had died at the age of 122 in his home in the village of Serebryakovka in Dagestan.
--12-09-2012--
A Kuril Island Named After Sergei Kapitsa
A research expedition of Russian scientists to a group of unnamed islets of Shikotan Island of Kuril Islands has culminated in giving of them the name of an outstanding Russian scientist Sergei Kapitsa who had recently passed away.
--10-09-2012--
Reptiles Attack Petersburg Citizens
12 Petersburg citizens were bitten by snakes and vipers this season. Most people were attacked, while gathering mushrooms.
--07-09-2012--
Decentralisation: Russians Recognise Regional Opportunities
In the last 6 years only 47 per cent of Russians sought to move to Moscow. More and more people believe they can find prosperity in the regions.
--05-09-2012--
Moscow City Day: No Alcohol, French Art, And Festive Fireworks
The Russian equivalent of the British Bank Holiday weekend will traditionally celebrate the city day of Moscow. During various events scattered across the entire city no alcohol will be sold, and all drinks will be in plastic bottles. The evening of September 1 will see the festive fireworks, starting at 10.30pm.
--31-08-2012--
No More Floating on Rubber Women in Russia
Local authorities of the Leningrad region have prohibited holding of the Bubble Baba Challenge - a river race on rubber women, which has a 10-years-old history.
--28-08-2012--
Nizhny Novgorod Develops Water and Family Tourism
The government of Nizhny Novgorod Region plans to develop its potential as a centre of water and family tourism. The Charskoe Lake in Ardatovsky District will become one of the focal points of a new tourist destination in Russia.
--23-08-2012--
Belozersk Celebrates Its 1050th Anniversary
The historic town of Belozersk in Vologda Region will celebrate its 1050th anniversary - for the second time in 100 years.
--23-08-2012--
A Terrible Volcano Erupts in Russia's Far East
The Ivan Grozny (Ivan the Terrible) volcano started erupting last week, on Iturup, one of the Kuril islands in Russia's Far East.
--21-08-2012--
Biggest Eastern Bridge Opens ahead of APEC Summit
On August 1, the biggest cable-braced bridge in the Russian Far East, constructed ahead of the APEC summit due in September, opened for public traffic.
--03-08-2012--
Eagle-Meme: A Sculptor From Chelyabinsk Commemorates Me Gusta In a Monument
A sculptor from Chelyabinsk in Russia has shown the way to recycle urban sculpture: a headless eagle statue became a monument to Me Gusta meme.
--02-08-2012--
Harvard Scientist Rescued After 5 Days in Russian Forest
Ignaty Leshchiner, a researcher and lecturer at the Harvard University, was found alive after spending five days in a forest near Moscow.
--02-08-2012--
Friday, 13: Heavy Rains Flood Central Moscow Streets
Russia appears to be very "deluge-friendly" this week. Today, July 13, several streets in Central Moscow have been flooded.
--13-07-2012--
Lenskie Stolby Natural Reserve Is the UNESCO World Heritage Site
The unbelievably beautiful, "Gothic" mountains, the remains of mammoths and old Turk writings, and the sand dunes in the middle of taiga - this is the Lenskie Stolby Natural Park and Reserve situated along the banks of the Lena River in Yakutia. The reserve is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
--03-07-2012--
Amusement Park to be Built in Yaroslavl Region
The new amusement park is planned to be built in the Yaroslavl region. It will be as big as the world-known Disneyland.
--04-06-2012--
Smolensk Fortress Wall to be Included in Guided Tour
New tourist route Key of Russia will appear in the Smolensk Region. It will run along the Smolensk fortress wall that was built 400 years ago.
--03-05-2012--
Russian Volcano Increases Its Activity
Russia's northernmost active volcano is churning out ash to a height of 9,500 meters (over 31,000 feet), local services reported on Tuesday.
--18-04-2012--
Krasnoyarsk is a New City With One Million Population
On Tuesday, April 10, the population of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk reached one million.
--11-04-2012--
Russian Capital to Be Moved to Siberia?
The newly appointed governor of the Moscow region, Sergei Shoigu, has proposed to move Russian capital from Moscow to one of Siberian cities.
--11-04-2012--
Ethnic Cruises to Appear in Russia
Interesting ethnic cruises will be organized in Russia next year.
--06-04-2012--
Gastronomic Tourism Is Developing in Russia
The famous project Fairytale Map of Russia will take part in the developing of culinary tourism in the country. It will combine not only interesting fairytale routes, but offers the information dedicated to Russian traditional food.
--03-04-2012--
Festival of Small Towns to Start in St. Petersburg
The 7th Festival of small historical towns of the Leningrad region will be held on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg March 31, 2012. Guests will be acquainted with culture, tourist opportunities and interesting sites of the cities.
--15-03-2012--
Annual Jeep Expedition Started around Lake Baikal
The annual jeep expedition Baikal Trophy 2012 started in the settlement of Listvyanka, Irkutsk region. Ten crews decided to take part in the extreme journey across the frozen surface of the lake.
--12-03-2012--
Nothing But the Doll
Last week, a group of armed robbers broke into a sex shop in St. Petersburg and stole one blow-up sex doll, leaving the shop's receipts without interest.
--24-02-2012--
Still No Sex in the USSR: Provocative Wedding Adverts Are Taken Down
Russia is renowned for its demure beauty and the notorious "no sex in the USSR". The tradition is staunchily supported by the advertisement control agencies that demand taking down "improper" posters.
--31-01-2012--
Snuggle in the Back Seats: St. Petersburg Offers Cheap Cinema Tickets for Valentines Day
Several cinemas in St. Petersburg will offer cheap tickets up for grabs on the eve of St. Valentine Day. The tickets will cost around 0.25EUR.
--23-01-2012--
Buryatia Invites to Celebrate Buddhist New Year
Buryatia is expected to become a popular travel destination due to the celebration of one of the most striking events of this season Buddhist New Year.
--20-01-2012--
Ethnographic Complex to be Built Near Irkutsk
New ethnographic complex will appear in Russia in 2012: the Buryat tourist village is planned to be built near the settlement Ust-Ordynsky, 60 kilometres from Irkutsk.
--16-01-2012--
Uglich Invites Tourists to Enjoy New Year Holidays
An exciting program will be presented to visitors of Uglich during New year holidays.
--16-12-2011--
People in Yakutsk Saved "Siberian Hachiko" from Death
A dog nicknamed "Siberian Hachiko" was rescued in the city of Yakutsk. The dog guarded the body of its pregnant canine friend for two weeks as temperatures dropped to -50 degrees Celsius.
--09-12-2011--
Francisco Goya Exhibition to Open in Perm
The exhibition of famous Spanish painter Francisco Goya will be opened tomorrow at Perm Art Gallery. A series of aquatint prints will come to Perm from Chelyabinsk.
--06-12-2011--
Kuzbass Chooses Its Seven Wonders
A contest Seven wonders of Kuzbass takes place in Russia on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the Kemerovo region. The results will be announced on March 1, 2012.
--02-12-2011--
The Highest Christmas Tree to Be Set Up in Caucasus
The highest Christmas Tree in the Northern Caucasus will be set up in the city of Grozny.
--01-12-2011--
Memorial Plaque to Sergey Dovlatov Installed in Ufa
Bashkortostan Republic keeps memory of the famous Russian writer Sergey Dovlatov. The memorial plaque has been installed on the house, where Dovlatov spent his childhood.
--30-11-2011--
Bryansk Crystal-Glass Museum Again Receives Tourists
The Museum of Crystal-Glass in Bryansk has opened its doors after renovation. The museum was built in 1976 and the current reconstruction, estimated at 11 million rubles, is the first in the history.
--30-11-2011--
Irkutsk Citizens to Hand Make Felt New Year Presents
With the New Year holidays approaching, we already wonder what presents to give to our friends and relatives. So, why not take the citizens of Irkutsk as example and give out felt pressies you've made yourself?
--28-11-2011--
Currant Museum to Appear in Kaliningrad Region
The museum of currant will appear in Polessky area of Kaliningrad Region. It aims to develop agritourism in the country.
--25-11-2011--
Golden Mask Festival Started in Samara
The Festival Golden Mask has started in Samara. During the week you will see the best performances that became winners or nominees of the famous national award.
--23-11-2011--
Five Different Alice in Wonderland to Meet in Magnitogorsk
A new exhibition by Alexander Shadrin Alice in Wonderland will be opened in Magnitogorsk Art Gallery. Visitors will see five different variations of Alice.
--21-11-2011--
Catherine II Wedding Dress Demonstrated in Ulyanovsk
The art of theatrical costume has been presented in Ulyanovsk. The highlight of the exhibiton is a replica of the wedding dress of Russian empress Catherine II.
--16-11-2011--
Aeroflot is Strengthening its Presence in Russias Regions
Today Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, has got five airlines from the Russian technologies state corporation (Rostekhnologii).
--15-11-2011--
Special Date for Marriage and Divorce
Last Friday became a really crazy day for the world because of unique 11.11.11 date. And Russia hasn't stood aside of that fever.
--14-11-2011--
Russia to Send the Olympic Flame into Space
Russia plans to make the longest Olympic flame relay ever for the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014, setting several world records.
--02-11-2011--
The Seven-billionth Person was Born in Russia
Russia announced that the seven-billionth person was born in the country's westernmost city, Kaliningrad. The boy was named Pyotr.
--31-10-2011--
A New Life for Steve and Jobs in Yekaterinburg Zoo
The Steve Jobs impact has spread well outside the realm on technology - and onto the hares. The two young Patagonian Maras, the first-born offspring of this mammal in a Russian zoo, were named after the legendary Apple CEO.
--26-10-2011--
Russia's Largest Aquapark Comes to St. Petersburg
Russia's largest aquapark in St. Petersburg plans to welcome visitors before the end of 2011.
--23-09-2011--
Double Blast in Makhachkala, 1 Dead, 60 Injured
On Thursday, two explosions set off in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan Republic, near the Ministry of Home Affairs. 61 people were injured, one policeman was killed.
--22-09-2011--
Why do Russians Dislike Muscovites?
At the beginning of September, Romir research center published the results of the poll, dedicated to an attitude of Russian people towards Muscovites.
--16-09-2011--
Big Forest Fires in Russia's Far East
Five big forest fires are reported in Russia's Far East on an area of 80.5 hectares. And five more fires have already been extinguished in an area of 186 hectares.
--31-08-2011--
Is Altai Territory in Danger after Spacecraft Crash?
Ten residents of a south Siberian village have complained of headaches since the Progress M-12M space freighter fell to earth in the region.
--26-08-2011--
New River Tourism Programme Starts in Komi Republic
A new comfortable touristic motor ship will be launched in Komi Republic. The Pechora river's rout will be opened in 2012.
--19-08-2011--
Sharks Attack on People in Russia's Far East
Sharks keep in fear inhabitants of the Far East territory, two seriously injured people just in two days!
--18-08-2011--
Elbrus Region is Ready for Accepting Tourists
In September the rebuilt cable road will be opened in Elbrus region, so the next holiday season will be ready to welcome guests and downhill skiers.
--16-08-2011--
Astrakhan to Tell Tourists about Watermelons
Astrakhan State Culture Preserve Museum opens the tourism rout named "The Generosity of Astrakhan lands", which will tell tourists about watermelon's cultivation.
--15-08-2011--
The First Aquapark in Pskov to Appear in 2013
The "Uno-Trade-Invest" company has begun the building of a big retail park with the first aquapark in Pskov. The building is planned to be finished in 2013.
--12-08-2011--
The Passenger of Crushed An-24 is Rewarded for Courage
Tomsk authorities have rewarded Andrei Motorykin, the passenger of An-24 plane, who helped to rescue injured people after the plane's emergency landing on the river Ob.
--11-08-2011--
Putin Hunts Treasures in "Russian Atlantis"
On Wednesday Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin traveled to the Taman Peninsula in Krasnodar region to perform yet another of his trademark adventure activities and scuba dive at a site known as the Russian Atlantis.
--11-08-2011--
First Alien Monument Appears in Russia
Russias first ever monument to an extraterrestrial has been set up in the Perm Territory.
--01-08-2011--
In Kuban a 10-year-old Schoolboy Has Saved a Drowning Child
In gratitude to the little hero, the child's mother presented him a game console.
--27-07-2011--





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