In mid-March, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the government. One may say that the meeting was somewhat enigmatic. The Kremlin press service reported that "the main topic of the meeting will be the improvement of intergovernmental fiscal relations." Yet, the published transcript of the meeting ends abruptly
The 'new economy'.... How many times have you heard some blowhard spew that tired meme? There are far too many occurrences for my liking. Truth is the expression has been around for decades. Its use was rife in the Nineties. Experts say that the expression has its origin in the Eighties. Some of us remember that period's decadence.
By early 2018, Russia and Belarus will develop rules for the joint market of natural gas. The parties reached an agreement during the talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko in St. Petersburg. Belarus has accepted Russia's formula with a certain discount from 2018
The anti-terrorist system in St. Petersburg has failed. After the explosion, one should analyse why and where counter-terrorism measures did not work. Over the past year and the beginning of the current year, Russian special services have prevented dozens of terrorist attacks
The death toll from the terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg has climbed to 14 people. Russia has not seen any major terrorist attacks for years. Why have special services failed this time and does it mean that there will be more attacks coming?
The Russian segment of the International Space Station may separate from the station. Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos is also currently looking into the need for the presence of people in orbit. Do people still have to live on board the ISS or is it possible to entrust space exploration to robots?
Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko passed away on April 1. The last few years the poet had been suffering from cancer. Some time ago the disease had receded, but then returned, and the 84-year-old man had no more strength to fight it. Yevtushenko would write poems every day. He was also preparing for the presentation of his Anthology
It would seem that everyone has forgotten about political disagreements on such a terrible day. Yet, some wanted to mock the tragedy and gloat over the victims. An Internet community in Ukraine posted a picture saying "I'll explode for Russia in the metro" against the backdrop of the Russian flag
A terror act has been carried out in the subway of St. Petersburg. At least 10 people have been reported dead. Christoph R. Hörstel, Government & Business Consultant, has commented Pravda.Ru on the issue.
For many in the west, Russia has always been a pariah, the danger from the East, enshrined in many popular sayings about freezing easterly winds and frosts, enshrined today in political diatribes and sheer, barefaced lies in the media as a powerful "them" is created to justify the "us": NATO.