The lawyer for a former U.S. marine accused of spying by Russia said on Tuesday that his client had been misled before his arrest and believed that a thumb drive handed to him in a hotel room had contained cultural rather than secret information. Russia’s Federal Security Serviced detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British,…Details
Russia’s oldest human rights organization, the Moscow Helsinki Group, has chosen three members to succeed the late Lyudmila Alexeyeva this week. Alexeyeva, who was a driving force behind the Soviet civil-rights movement, died at age 91 on Dec. 8, 2018. Alexeyeva and other dissidents founded the Moscow Helsinki Group in 1976 to monitor Soviet compliance…Details
Russia’s overall foreign debt fell by $64.4 billion last year to reach a 10-year low, Central Bank data showed Monday. Foreign debt has been falling since 2014, when Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine made it harder for companies to borrow abroad. Read More Central Bank Says Russia’s Foreign Debt Fell $130 Billion…Details
The European Union sanctioned on Monday the heads of Russia’s military intelligence and two of their officers blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain last year, a decision Moscow dismissed as groundless. The EU travel bans and asset freezes included two men Britain has named as intelligence officers Alexander Petrov and Ruslan…Details
Russia said on Monday it was unacceptable for the United States to demand Moscow destroy its 9M729 cruise missile, a weapon Washington alleges is in violation of a landmark Cold-War era treaty. Washington called on Moscow to destroy the new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range…Details
Internet users throughout the world will soon need IDs to go online as anonymity will gradually fade into oblivion, Russia’s culture minister predicted on Monday. Russia has for years called for international regulations cementing state control over the internet, arguing that national governments are otherwise left vulnerable to cyberattacks from foreign powers. Russian lawmakers submitted…Details
With a workforce of elderly women and using local ingredients, a honey and confectionery business put together with funds raised online is breathing life into an ailing Russian village. Cocco Bello Honey in Maly Turysh, in Sverdlovsk region around 1,500 kilometers east of Moscow, employs local residents, many in their sixties and over, left behind…Details
Three Russian servicemen were reportedly killed when their armored vehicle fell into a gorge in the Georgian breakaway republic of Abkhazia. Online footage of the incident’s aftermath showed a BTR-80 armored personnel carrier (APC) in a ravine below a mountainous road. The RBC news website cited Russia’s Southern Military District as saying the vehicle fell…Details
The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said constituted a “direct violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilizing global security. “Unfortunately, the United States increasingly finds that Russia cannot be trusted to comply with its arms control obligations and…Details
A woman who is reported to be the oldest in Russia has died in the North Caucasus at age 128, local officials announced Monday. The Russian Book of Records certified Nano Shaova as the country’s oldest person on July 4, 2017, when her age was given as 126 years, 11 months and 19 days. Shaova’s…Details
While the world set their eyes on the sky for 2019’s first and only super blood wolf moon, residents of Moscow were out of luck as cloudy skies hid the phenomenon from view. People in other parts of Russia had better chances, though, as the full phase of the eclipse could be seen in the…Details
A slew of emailed bomb threats sparked mass evacuations on Monday in Magnitogorsk, an industrial Russian city that was rocked by an apartment building explosion late last month that killed over three dozen people. Russian investigators have said that a gas leak was the most likely cause for the Dec. 31 blast that killed 39…Details
Russia’s communication watchdog said on Monday it was opening administrative proceedings against Twitter and Facebook for failing to explain how they plan to comply with local data laws, the Interfax news agency reported. Roskomnadzor, the watchdog, was quoted as saying that Twitter and Facebook had not explained how and when they would comply with legislation…Details
Russian composer and film director will recieve the award from violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet A gala ceremony of awarding the Dmitry Shostakovich will take place in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on Saturday. This year, the awardees are composer Eduard Artemyev and film director Nikita Mikhalkov, the press service of the latter said. They will…Details
The Peterhof Museum Complex is one of the most popular museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. Even a few hours here are enough to feel the spirit of history, which still lives on and breathes in this magnificent place. As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, Peterhof brings together the…Details
According to District Administration Head Andrei Kuznetsov, road works were underway in the place where the accident happened The police have opened an investigation for the traffic accident killing 11 people in Russia’s Transbaikalia region, a source in the press service of the Regional Office of the Interior Ministry told TASS. “Investigators of the intermunicipal…Details
46-year-old Oleg Kharitonov set off from Moscow on 20 August 2014 A Russian biker has covered 110,000 kilometers solo on his motorbike reaching Africa’s south cape halfway around the world. On Sunday, Oleg Kharitonov arrived at the Russian Orthodox Church near Johannesburg, South Africa. The 46-year-old set off from Moscow on 20 August 2014. He…Details
The gigs featuring the original Dire Straits band mates Chris White and Chris Whitten will roll out hits by the legendary British act in Moscow on March 3 and in Ufa on Mar The Dire Straits Experience is a project by the legendary British rock band’s saxophone player Chris White and guitarist/vocalist Terence Reis. The…Details
The latest survey showed that 75% of Crimean Tatars are pleased with their life since the peninsula became a part of Russia Three quarters of Crimean Tatars are pleased with their life after Crimea became a part of Russia, according to a survey conducted by Russia’s Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs. “The latest survey showed…Details
The Kremlin envoy hopes that the State Duma will adopt an animal cruelty law, strengthening liability for such activities The Russian President’s special envoy for transport and the environment, Sergey Ivanov, has called for a ban on keeping wild animals as house pets and stricter safety guidelines for so-called petting zoos. In an interview with…Details
The felines will be taken to an animal shelter A pair of lion cubs have been found in an industrial district in southern Moscow, the capital’s environmental protection department said on Tuesday. “The cubs are between five and six months old. Police officers are working at the site of the discovery,” the department said. The…Details
The number of Russian kids adopted by foreign citizens in 2016 declined to a third of what it was in 2013, Chief Justice of the Russian Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev said addressing a seminar meeting by the presidents of federal courts. “In 2016, courts made 13,500 rulings concerning adoption. As before, preference was given to…Details
Boris Nemtsov, the party’s co-chair, was killed in Moscow on February 28, 2015. In 2015 and 2016 About 5,000 people participate in the mourning march devoted to Boris Nemtsov, who was killed two years earlier, press service of the Moscow branch of the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. TASS correspondent reports from the site, the…Details
The three-storey mansion with 17 rooms, built in 1908, was bought by Gorbachev’s only daughter Irina Virganskaya in 2006, according to Tegernseerstimme newspaper Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has offered for sale his land plot and a mansion near Lake Tegernsee in the Bavarian Alps, German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung has reported. The Gorbachevs bought the…Details
The menu of the Kremlin canteens will include more than a dozen of Maslenitsa dishes Russian presidential administration’s catering staff will make 100,000 pancakes during Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, that began in Russia on Monday. The chefs will use traditional Russian recipes as well as their own ideas, the presidential administration’s spokeswoman Yelena Krylova told…Details
The Crimean port city is home to ancient historical landmarks and military history monuments Sevastopol has the potential to turn into the world center of military history tourism, considering that the Crimean port city is home to ancient historical landmarks and military history monuments, Sevastopol legislature deputy Alexei Chaly told TASS on Monday. “I believe…Details
All Roerich’s paintings found in Croatia are ‘in ideal condition’, the Russian Embassy to Croatia said The original painting “Idols (Pagan Rus)” by Russian painter Nicholas Roerich has been discovered at a Croatian museum, sources from the Russian Embassy to Croatia told TASS on Monday. This painting is in the frame that Roerich made himself,…Details
Design: Finla-Hous. Wood as a building material offers a great variety of architectural solutions, which demonstrates the draft, having the characteristic features of modern architecture, and this applies not only to the external aesthetics. Such method provides, in addition, and rational use of solar energy. Wide roof overhangs provide shade in the summer…Details
Dug into the ground pool attribute habitual resort.
An ancient town on the great Russian Volga River is Uglich. One may call it a town-monument. Different historical periods of Russia are reflected in the architectural view of the town. Here the following masterpieces of Old-Russian architecture are to be seen: the Prince’s Palace, the Uspenskaya Church, the ensemble of Voskresensky Monastery. The St’…Details
Less then an hour will take you to get to Rostov Velikiy from Yaroslavl, and here on the bank of Lake Nero it stands for more than thousand years. The white-stoned walls of Rostov’s Kremlin are reflected in the deep waters of the lake. It is the symbol and the pride of the town. Thousand…Details
Diveevo is renowned for Serafimo-Diveyevsky Convent of Saint Trinity, one of the shrines of the Russian Otthodox Church, the so-called fourth house of Vitgin Mary. In the convent mete are relics of a great Russian Orthodox Saint — Saint Seraphim of Sarov. Seraphim of Sarov is one of the few saints whose life was devoted…Details
Dear friends! I am happy to welcome to the land of Nizhny Novgorod. This beautiful region is the mothedand of the famous Nizhegorodian militia, of the golden Khokhloma. Nizhny Novgorod is a cultural, spiritual and business centre of the Volga region. It is a region with unique cultural heritage, with most beautiful nature, and in…Details
Saint Petersburg. The Summer Gardens Small gates of the railings on the Neva side<
Roelant Jacobsz. Savery. 1576/8—1639. Flanders. Oil on panel. 21.8X35 cm.
Alexander Borisovich Khessin (1865-1955), composer, conductor. Taught in class of opera studio (1935-1941, sicne 1939 – professor), artistic director of the opera studio (1936-1938). Merited Art Worker of the RSFSR.
Scene from Mozart`s “Le Nozze di Figaro” perfomance of the Conservatooire opera studio (1933).
The ferroconcrete poem “Kartinia: Y. Shchukins Palace”. Drawing in the book of verse “Tango with Cows.” Moscow, 1914
Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser (1875-1961), pianist, composer. Professor of piano (1906-1961), assistant director and prorector (1918-1922), rector (1922-1924), deputy director (1932-1934), director (1939-1942). People`s Artiat of the USSR, Laureate of the USSR State Priae. With his pupils, internatitional competition winners Roza Vladimirovna Tamarkina and Arnold Lvovich Kaplan (1935/36).
Valentina Nickolayevna Shatskaya (nee Demyanova) 1882-1978, pianist, music and public figure. Teacher of methodology in music education for children (1932-1943), since 1935- professor, deputy director and acting director (1935-1939).