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The Genius of Armchair Scientist: How Yury Knorozov Unraveled the Mystery of Maya without Leaving Leningrad
On March 11, 2018, Mexico unveiled a monument to Yuri Knorozov, who deciphered the Mayan writing. His student told about the great Soviet scientist and the riddle, over which the linguists racked their brains for more than a century.
Victory Day: Our Warm Words
Today Russia marks the 67th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War in 1945 - the Victory Day. So many words of gratitude for Russian soldiers were said previously, and even more must be said in the future. We decided to make our contribution to this day, collected the best pictures and translated signs about war and victory, grief and memory. So the unique photo collection is now available for you in English. We remember. We are proud.
Old Soviet New Year's Postcards
The story of the Soviet New Year's postcards is a story of millions of Russian people, the breath of discrepant, but still great epoch. In this article we will show you a very colourful gallery of the most remarkable examples of the Soviet New Year's cards. Enjoy!
Celebrating the Victory in Russia Causes Outrage in the Baltics
The commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the Soviet's Union victory over Nazi Germany has gathered over 20 thousand soldiers, airmen, sailors and cadets on the Red Square.
Soviet-era Space Watches Relaunched
Russia has presented Soviet cosmonauts watches on the worlds most important show for the watch and jewellery industry on March, 24. This was a debut of Russian brand Raketa, popular for its watches for the army, civilians and fashion accessories.
Moscow Ethnic Riots
The murder of a young soccer fan Egor Sviridov by a group of men from the Caucasus in Moscow on December, 6 caused some race riots. Is it time to say there is a problem of ethnic hatred in Russia?
Russia and Egypt Telecom Companies Agree to $6.6 bln Merger
Russia's VimpelCom Ltd and Weather Investments, the investment company headed by Egyptian telecom mogul Naguib Sawiris, said they are merging to form what would become the world's fifth largest mobile telecommunication service provider in a deal valued at over $6.5 billion.
Russian Settlers Fight for Israel's Territorial Inviolability
The former US President Bill Clinton claims that Russian immigrants and settlers in the Middle East are the main barrier in the way of reaching a settlement in the region.
Russian Legal System: in Urgent Need of Reforms
Another ugly scandal convulse Russian police. The head of the Directorate for Combating Economic Crimes and three police officers in Siberian Zabaikalsky Territory are suspected of taking bribes worth more than $450,000.
Strategy 31, an Annoying Splinter under the Bear's Nail
It's the August 31, less than a quarter of an hour to the planned march of the "Strategy 31" opposition movement in the centre of Moscow. The mayor's office and city government are planning to treat the rally as a provocation.
Microexplosions Result in Nanodiamonds
Despite the sharp interest to nanodiamonds and rapid development of this industrial branch, Russian scientists still remain trendsetters in growing tiny diamonds, but it is getting harder every day.
Oil Production Goes down in Russia
Russia has cut oil production for the first time during the past 10 years. Other oil exporting nations also prefer to save their oil deposits rather than sell it on the international market. No wonder, their profits head all the records anyway.
Japan Expects the Kuril Islands Return
Russia has declared its ready to resolve the North Territory issue with Japan. This disputable question prevents two countries from signing peace for more that sixty years. The negotiations marked on May this year between the present Russian president and Japanese premier and the meeting at G8 summit with the new Russian leader are to play a key role in further developing of bilateral relations.
Soviet Speculators - Illegal Businessmen of the USSR
In one old Soviet film a young woman bought an exclusive dress in a shop and went to the dance floor in a local park. Imagine how embarrassed she was when saw dozens of ladies wearing similar dresses. This feature film reflected the reality with standard clothes, boots, things and uniforms typical for the Soviet Union.
Soviet Problems of Modern Moscow Hotels
The minimal cost of a room in a Moscow hotel is $50 per day with the assumption that such flophouses cannot be called other than fleabag. For comparison, in Berlin it is possible to find a very modest but proper room, and for $10 to find accommodation in B&B. In Russia for minimum $15 one can find extreme staying overnight in a hostel in a company of guest workers.
Russian Uranium for Japan
Japan sees Russia as a partner in the Atomic field. Firstly, the country intends to cooperate with several Russian companies engaged in uranium enrichment, secondly Japan is going to gain access to development of Russian uranium mines.
Last Soviet Burden
August 21st has seen the last financial burden left since the times of the USSR lifted from Russias shoulders.


Over Half of Russians Miss Soviet Union
More than half of Russians regret the breakup of the Soviet Union and believe that it could have been avoided, a recent poll by an independent pollster revealed on Tuesday.
Photo Exhibition of Eleazar Langman to Demonstrate Life of the 1930s
On July 18 the Multimedia Art Museum will open the photo exhibition Concentration of a Still, or Known and Unknown Langman.
Legendary American Pianist Van Cliburn Dies
The famous American classical pianist Van Cliburn, who won the first Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, during the height of the Cold War, died from bone cancer at the age of 78 on Wednesday.
First Soviet Satellite Falls in Antarctica
After more that four decades in orbit, Meteor 1-1, the Soviet Union's first fully operational weather satellite, fell in Antarctica on Tuesday, March 27.
New Tourist Route Appeared in Vyborg
New tourist route, dedicated to Soviet history, has appeared in Vyborg. The tour allow visitors to find out how the town looked in the past.
Legendary Soviet Secret Agent Dies
A great Soviet secret service man, Hero of the Soviet Union and Stalin's saviour, Gevork Vartanian, died in Moscow at age 88
Stalin's Daughter Dies in the USA
Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva has died in the USA. She was 85.
New Observatories for Russian Astronomers
Russian astronomers will bring back to life projects, suspended during Soviet times.

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