to Russia from Italy

Relics of Saint Nicholas leave Bari for Moscow

For the first time in almost thousand years, Orthodox believers in Russia will be able to venerate one of the most important Saints without leaving their country The ark with a fragment of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, one of the most revered figures in Russia, has been passed over to the Russian…

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Seal school in session: see how sea mammals are trained

According to biologists, seals can be trained mainly with the help of treats Scientists at the Murmansk Institute of Marine Biological Diversity have developed a unique program to train sea mammals. This training program can turn the fin-footed, semiaquatic marine “students” into researchers, servicemen or rescuers, Dmitry Ishkulov, the institute’s deputy director general, told TASS.…

Actresses Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning greet each other upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Ismael's Ghosts at the 70th international film festival

Cannes 2017: Best red carpet looks

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival runs from 17 to 28 May

Actresses Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning greet each other upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Ismael’s Ghosts at the 70th international film festival, Cannes
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Putin vows support for Islamic World

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of greetings to the participants in the meeting of the Russia – Islamic World strategic vision group and the Ninth International Economic Summit dubbed Russia – Islamic World. The message has been published on the Kremlin website on Wednesday. “Today, many Muslim countries are facing serious challenges,…


Work of Art

Arts professor John Lavell’s last big project is to establish a British arts school in Moscow. He spoke to The Moscow Times about his background in art, his work – and his random approach to discovering Moscow.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral case

Court rejects complaint against termination of proceedings in St. Isaac’s Cathedral case

The Administrative Division of the St. Petersburg City Court has ruled that the primary court’s decision should remain unchanged The Administrative Division of the St. Petersburg City Court has rejected a complaint against the primary court’s decision to terminate the proceedings in the case concerning the handover of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox…

housing renovation bill

Moscow authorities pledge to be mindful of people’s concerns over housing renovation bill

Some 8,000 people gathered on Sunday on Moscow’s central Prospect Sakharova Avenue to protest against the bill Moscow’s city authorities have pledged to be mindful of people’s concerns voiced at Sunday’s rally against a controversial bill on resettling residents of Soviet-era five-storey apartment blocks in the Russian capital. “We will be attentive to all meaningful…

virus attacks repelled

Russia’s health ministry says virus attacks repelled

Numerous ransomware attacks were reported worldwide on May 12, 2017 Russia’s Health Ministry has repelled virus attacks on its computers, an aide to Minister Nikita Odintsov wrote on his Twitter account. “I hereby inform you that @MINZDRAV_RF (Health Ministry of the Russian Federation – TASS) has effectively repelled the attacks and closed vulnerabilities,” he said.…

Ministry’s computers

No data leaks caused by virus attack on Russian Interior Ministry’s computers

According to Volk, the Ministry’s server resources were not infected as it uses different operation systems and locally-made servers on Russia’s Elbrus microprocessor The virus attack on the Russian Interior Ministry’s computers caused no information leaks, the Ministry’s Spokeswoman Irina Volk informed TASS. “As of now the virus has been localized. There have been no…

on its infrastructure

Sberbank reports attempted virus attacks on its infrastructure

“The system has not been infected by viruses,” the bank’s press service told TASS One of Russia’s biggest banks, Sberbank, said on Friday it has registered attempted hacker attacks on its infrastructure. “Information security systems timely registered attempts at penetrating into the bank’s infrastructure. The bank’s network has a system if protection against such attacks.…