Latest posts by Valentina Lukin
12 April 2014
A partial exodus from Russia by MasterCard and Visa has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to propose Bitcoin, the world's leading crypto-currency, as a solution to the country's monetary problems.
4 April 2014
The week-long telethon that started at the end of March has collected enough funds to maintain broadcasting for just over 53 days.
23 March 2014
Now that Moscow has formally annexed Crimea, following a controversial popular referendum, it's possible, if not extremely likely, that Russian journalists will face even greater difficulties.
11 March 2014
Amidst the crackdown, eyes now turn to March 15, when Muscovites will demonstrate against Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before Crimean voters decide between secession and expanded autonomy.
17 January 2014
President Putin delivered two New Year's addresses in 2013 -- one for Russia's Far East, and another for the rest of the country.
2 September 2013
Protracted flooding of the Amur River has buried swaths of the Russian-Chinese border under water, affecting more than 100 thousand people in roughly 185 towns.