Europe, Russia, Life, Editor's Choice
Japan, Russia, Business, Politics
The Western media loves to portray Russia as the country of eternal snow and Russians as brave people who are doing some crazy stuff. Everyone jokes about Russians riding bears and walking barefoot in the winter, but how true is all of that? I mean, let’s be honest, they are as human as anyone else.
Europe, Russia, Politics
Ever heard of Kuriles or the Kuril Islands? Well you should have! This volcanic archipelago that stretches across the Sea of Okhotsk in between Russia’s Far East region and Japan’s Hokkaido has been the subject of a serious territorial dispute that has scratched heads and sharpened bayonets for decades.
Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Politics
With polls officially closed across the Russian Federation, the nation’s parliamentary election to appoint representatives to the State Duma has resulted in a decisive win for Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, ensuring an extension of his hegemony within Russian politics.
It has been nearly two and a half years since the illustrious Putin gave the marching orders for the full-scale annexation of the Crimean peninsula, yet the contentiousness has failed to evaporate in the prolonged tense political atmosphere.