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Moscow is not Russia: How Moscow Builds its Well-being on the Ill-being of the Rest of the Country
The problem of complex relations between the capital and the province exists for many societies, but in our country it is aggravated by the supercentralization of various resources. The pandemic only exacerbated this problem.
TEDxDvortsovaya Square Online Conference
One of the first TEDx online conferences in Russia will bring together experts from various fields of science, art and business.
Anniversary March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov
A march in memory of Boris Nemtsov was held in Moscow. More than 22,000 people came to the rally on the fifth anniversary of the politicians murder, according to White Counter volunteers.
Eating Habits of Russian Businessmen
Most Russian entrepreneurs prefer to cook at home, despite the lack of time. At the same time, almost half usually neglect breakfast and spend up to 1,500 rubles a day on food.
Emigration Moods 2019
The proportion of young people who want to leave Russia has grown to a maximum in 10 years.
A New Wave of Protest Movements in Russia
Protests in Russia have changed radically. There are explanations why people are no longer afraid of police and arrests, and dont need any protest leaders.
Reach for Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Russia
The goal of the annual Reach for Change contest is to help people and organizations that are developing the solutions to social problems in the sphere of childhood in their region.
The Richest Russian Wives
Find how much money the wives of the members of the government of Dmitry Medvedev and the administrative staff of the Russian president earned.
Idea of Naming a Bridge after Akhmad Kadyrov Caused a Rally in St. Petersburg
A rally against the naming of Dudergofsky Canal after the first Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov was held in St. Petersburg on Monday, June 6.
Number of Russians in Need Significantly Increased
The Vice Prime Minister Olga Golodets noted that the number of Russians in need has significantly increased recently due to a sharp drop in incomes.
Party of Boris Titov will Participate in the Elections to the State Duma
The Business Ombudsman under the Russian President Boris Titov declared that the party of business people announced by him will be based on the Right Cause party. The new political coalition will participate in the elections to the State Duma.
2016: Russian Hopes and Fears
The majority of Russians are afraid of the clamorous corruption scandals, economic crisis and technological disasters in the coming year.
New Pension System will be Introduced
The Bank of Russia is developing a new system of pensions for citizens, an alternative to funded pension, with the help of the World Bank.
National Reconciliation enter in Moscow
Muscovites will be able to report about ethnic conflicts to authorities in charge. A center for complaints on national tension will be founded in Moscow.
Half of Russians Vote for Censorship on the Internet
Almost half of Russians are in favor of censorship on the Internet, the majority supports full blockage of the Network in the event of a public emergency or mass protests and stands against the publication of negative information about officials.
The Poverty Rate in Russia Makes up 16 Percent
In 2015 the Tax Service received 5.4 million declarations during the declaration campaign held from January to the end of April, which is 8 percent more than in last year. The total amount of the personal income tax (PIT) paid grew by 12 percent: the Tax Service collected 58 billion roubles.
Unemployment Skyrockets
The number of the officially registered unemployed in Russia grew by 12% since the beginning of the year, which coincided with the level of reduction in the number of available vacancies at Russian enterprises - 13.6%.
Ekaterinburg Activist Detained at the Moscow Memorial Event - Heavenly Hundred
The detainee caught at the Moscow memorial event dedicated to Heavenly Hundred appealed to the Prosecutors Office.
3000 People Will Be Fired At Khimprom
More than three thousand people will be dismissed at the Volgograd Khimprom. The company had fired 800 people in late January.
Bad Debts of the Russians are Growing
The past-due debts on the public loans have increased by 48 percent - up to 652 billion roubles - since the beginning of the year.
Wages Decrease
Employers are reluctant to raise wages, and inflation demolishes the bonuses put in the beginning of the year due to the economic stagnation. As a result, the Russians employed in the private sector are expecting one of the most serious decreases in real wages at year-end in recent years.
Youth Policy Strategy
The Public Chamber is to discuss a new strategy for youth policy on Tuesday. The document contains information on the two main problems of the contemporary youth - emigrant moods and demographic decline.
Russians Interest in Politics is Weakening
Only 1% of Russians is actively interested in countrys political life. Almost 70% of our citizens do not show interest in the political agenda. These data were released by the Levada Center.
Russian Scout Clubs
The history of Russian youth organisations is far from being easy to understand, let alone to trace. However, several observations can easily be made, and the article below looks at the main youth clubs and organisations in Russia that help to involve young people in the societal activity.
Paper Review: Treason Scare
The proposed new bill on high treason and espionage, pushed quickly through the State Duma this week, has made a splash in the media, both domestic and international. Russia-IC looks at the different voices from around the world.
Disappearing Jobs In Russia
The era of globalization and vast internet development changes the world dramatically, and the labour market is not an exception. As the new high technologies and breakthroughs appear, it is logical that some usual but already outdated goods, services, and occupations are no longer in demand. Several European and American agencies made a few predictions for the model of the future labour market in their countries, while we have tried to analyze the current Russian trends.
Ban to Boo Smokers
Four years after joining the WHO convention, Russia is about to take its final step to pave the way for a healthy society. In a bid to stub out smoking, the government will introduce tough restrictions - but gradually.
Russian Government Suggests Criminal Sentences for Facilitators of Illegal Immigration
In the recent years large Russian cities have become overly populated by the so-called illegal immigrants. These are usually people from the CIS countries who often come to Russia to work on building sites or as cleaners. The Government has suggested to implement measures that should help to restrict the amount of immigration. However, according to experts, there are more minuses in this proposition.
Electronic Era is Coming
From this moment any company may share with other companies their electronic documents instead of paper documents using. Web Service Diado appeared in Russia, it is used for transmitting documents via Internet.
Russia and the World: Russian Peoples Point of View
Public opinion polls reveal how Russians feel among other people of the world, and where is Russias position in the world, compared to other countries.
Poverty in Russia UNs Point of View
Experts from the United Nations Organization strongly believe that Russian government should develop and introduce special measures for eliminating poverty in order to achieve so-called Millenium Development Goals
Who Supports "Drugs Genocide" against Russia?
A series of vigorous statements by top Russian officials in recent days show Russia placing anti-narcotics in Afghanistan on an equal footing with the worldwide war on terrorism.
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.
Russian Middle Class Sociologists View
Russian sociologists finally understood what was Russian middle class and how it changed during last 15 years.
Russian Law to Lock Children at Home
Russian police is concerned about growing number of crimes against children. The head of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs claimed that it is essential to introduce restrictions on time of the day when under-18s are permitted to stay outdoors in order to avoid possible crimes against them. He believes that 10 p.m. should become curfew for children and teenagers.
New Regulations against Abortions
The Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development has tightened abortion regulations. According to them, a woman will have to sign a document confirming her awareness of all potential consequences abortion may incur. Besides, all female counseling centers must have a special person, whose duty is to describe the process in detail and talk a woman out of abortion.
Is Having Babies a Problem?
Infertility in Russia becomes a crucial factor, having a significant effect on demographic situation in the country.
Homeless People: No Chance for New Life?
A new bill about the status of homeless people has been introduced to the State Duma. If it is approved, the government will have to support a 4-million army of beggars, though many doubt they are unlikely to depart from their usual mode of life.


More than 30 People were Detained after Fights between Azerbaijanis and Armenians in Moscow
In Moscow, more than 30 people were detained for fighting on interethnic grounds.
Single Pickets and Detentions Started in Moscow
Pickets in support of the arrested author of the human rights project "Police Ombudsman" Vladimir Vorontsov have been held in Moscow since last week.
The Number of Employed Russians Fell Sharply
For the first half of the year, the number of employed Russians fell sharply - by 800 thousand in the first quarter of the year and by 600 thousand in the second.
How Russians Spend Money in 2018
The residents of the country began to save more on clothes and recreation, but they are less prone to save on food.
What Worries Russians in 2018
The increase in prices is the most important problem for the majority of Russians.
The Savings Rate of the Population in Russia has Dropped Significantly
This is due to the fact that households paid for purchases with loans and savings.
The Volume of Consumer Loans Issued has Reached its Historic Peak in Russia
Previously, the peak in consumer loans was observed in the second quarter of 2013 then the volume of loans made up 581 billion roubles.
Digital Profile - the Platform for Collection of Data of Russian Citizens
The infrastructure for the Digital Profile unified platform - the platform for collection of data of Russian citizens - will be launched in late 2023. The access to this platform will be granted not only to state institutions and citizens, but also to commercial organizations.
Unemployment Benefit in Russia would Sharply Grow in 2019
The minimum and maximum benefits are determined by the government annually, but the current figures - 850 roubles of the minimum benefit and 4.9 thousand of the maximum benefit - have not changed since 2009.
The Rate of Poverty in Russia Remains High
The rate of poverty in Russia remains high, despite the growth in real incomes of the population.
Russians Don't Trust Foreign Media
The number of Russians who do not trust foreign media has increased seven times - up to 50 percent - over the past eight years.
Societe Generale Will Fire 1.5 Thousand Employees
The French Finance Corporation Societe Generale plans to fire about 1.5 thousand employees in Russia in 2015.
Poorest Cities of Russia Announced
Sociology Department of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation has fixed a list of the poorest Russian cities.
Stop Probiotics
The Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare recommended Russian consumers to stop using the US probiotic supplements.
Disabled Fashion Models Present a New Collection Of the Evening Gowns In Novosibirsk
Tomsk fashion models school for the disabled people presented its new evening gowns collection Beyond the Limit within the framework of Novosibirsk fashion week.

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