Juicy Scandal Around Krasnoyarsk Hippodrome

A huge scandal is unfolding around the hippodrome in Krasnoyarsk. Rosippodromes is planning to sell the facility as superfluous but according to experts, expensive land is the real problem.

Stock Market Fall is Lever of Pressure on Russian Authorities

According to the Moscow Exchange, the Russian stock market continued its decline. This happens primarily due to rising geopolitical risks, say many experts.

Expensive Calls

A new surge of “telephone terrorism” occurred in Russia last week. Local authorities of some cities and towns are already tired of responding to reports of mines in public buildings and stopped evacuating people.

Friend-or-foe Construction Site

How the construction of the Skolkovo residential complex led to imprisonment of former top executives of Absolut Group. Perhaps, even the criminals themselves will fully understand the scheme of unlawful enrichment implemented by them and acknowledged by the court as a large-scale fraud (Part 4 Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) only after being put in jail.

How Much Does Apartment in Sochi Cost?

Prices for new apartments in the resort towns of the Black Sea coast have been growing at an unprecedented pace in the past two years. The cost of an apartment in Sochi is very close to Moscow prices due to high demand and limited supply.

Economic Trap

Russia was sued for $290 billion for imposing counter-sanctions. The WTO trap was sprung. Recently, there have been more and more calls to thank the U.S. for supplies under the lend-lease. Indeed, there is a lot to be thankful for but the Americans got their share of the cake.

“Situation is Critical” – Kremlin Expects Understanding From Washington

The meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the alliance headquarters in Brussels on January 12 showed that the U.S. was not ready to meet Russia's main demands for security guarantees, but the West promised to give Russia an answer this month.

Russia Confirms Military-Technical Response

Russia continues its diplomatic battles with the “civilized” world. The second round of multi-stage negotiations has recently taken place in Brussels. This time, representatives of the Russian Federation had talks with NATO officials.

World Ski Awards Names “Rosa Khutor” Best Ski Resort in Russia Again

The World Ski Awards was established in 2013 to raise the standards of the ski industry. Since then, the industry leaders have been rated each year by an independent vote of experts in the tourism industry and visitors to a special website. This is the ninth time the resort has received this prestigious international award.

UN Secretary-General Special Advisor Makes Closed-Door Offers on Libya to Prigozhin

Stephanie Williams, deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for political affairs, arrived in Moscow to meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin. The diplomats discussed the situation in Libya, which worsened after the disruption of the general elections.

UN Peacekeepers Become Main “Criminal Group” in CAR

The UN MINUSCA mission peacekeepers are the greatest threat to the population of the Central African Republic (CAR) after the collapse of the Patriots for Change terrorist coalition in CAR

Garbage Disposal Code of Arkhangelsk Region

The problem related to the disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) is most acute for the inhabitants of the Arkhangelsk region. Everyone remembers that the project to build a landfill in Shiyes was closed after long protest actions. The environmental safety fight lasted for almost two years.

5% of All Children with COVID-19 in Russia are in Intensive Care

In Russia, about 5% of all children infected with COVID-19 are in intensive care units, said Alexander Gorelov, deputy head of research at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor).

Stores to Limit Price Markups

Large retail chains X5 Retail Group and Magnit have agreed to limit the markup on the cheapest basic foodstuffs, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) reported. Earlier, FAS recommended to keep the retail margin for base products at 10 % till the end of the year.

New TogliattiAzot Management Defeats Fraud

An extraordinary general meeting of shareholders decided to terminate the powers of TogliattiAzot Corporation’s board of directors controlled by principal owner Sergei Makhlai and his accomplices, who had been convicted of large-scale fraud and fled abroad.