Who to Pay Beslan Doctors?

Russian state owes over 100 mln rubles ($1.4 mln) to the staff of the North Caucasus Multi-Purpose Medical Center in Beslan [a town and the administrative center of Pravoberezhny District of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia, located about 29 km north of the republic's capital Vladikavkaz.] The local authorities refer to the fact that the medical center is a federal institution and cannot squander the local budget. The federal authorities are not giving any comments.

Rosa Khutor is Opening Walk of Fame

On April 16, Rosa Khutor resort, an alpine ski resort in the Krasnodar territory, hosted the opening ceremony of the renewed Alley of Fame, dedicated to the outstanding achievements of Russian Olympic athletes.

New Design of Ruble for Denomination

Russian residents, who long accustomed to all kinds of financial "surprises" from their own government, react very sensitively to all fluctuations of the ruble and to rumors about its possible fate. People fairly believe that any reform might aggravate their financial situation.

108 Minutes, and Step Into Eternity

Baikonur Cosmodrome. Wednesday, April 12, 1961. This is how Yuri Gagarin later recalled that day in his book "Road to the Starts": "The sky seemed clear. Only far away, pearl-colored clouds glowed. I was looking at the rocket that was to take me on an unprecedented flight.

Russian Floods With Global Reach

Annually, mid-spring aggravates one acute issue in Russia. Namely, floods. At the beginning of April, 24 regions of the country faced flooding. The water keeps coming, flooding roads, houses, fields, and bridges.

Gluttony Temple Needs Reviviscence

In our times when everything is aimed at making a profit, the legendary Yeliseevsky store in Moscow was jointly managed by the Yeliseevsky company and the Alye Parusa grocery chain since 2005. At the end of last year, problems with investors became publicly known, and then the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Russian Ballet: 40 Years of Harmony of Music and Dance

One year ago, Vyacheslav Gordeev, People's Artist of the USSR, when asked by a wek.ru reporter about how his Russian Ballet Theater was surviving the COVID-19 epidemic, said: "Just like the rest of cultural Russia. We got used to this age of change. We hope for the best. Our main concern is not to lose our audience.”

AUE All Way up to Outskirts

Investigative Committee of Russia reported that for the first time, the Main Investigative Department of Moscow Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the establishment of a cell of the so-called AUE [Arrested Way of Unity] movement banned in the Russian Federation. It is an informal, well hidden, and vaguely defined organization of Russian criminals, mainly consisting of children and teenagers, who are often indirectly ruled by adult criminals.

Miratorg's Owners Lose Good Profits From Lawsuit Against Media

Miratorg Agribusiness Holding, a Russian privately-held agribusiness company based in Moscow and one of the largest producers and distributors of meat products in Russia, is well known in the country. It is not only because of its aggressive advertising campaign. Recently, it has become known that the arbitration rejected for the most part the claim of the owners of this holding against the electronic edition of The Moscow Post as unfounded. The details are in the article below.

Village Schools Canteens Reach City Schools Level

There are about 25,000 village schools in Russia where from 70 to 300 children are studying. Al of them, according to the decree of Vladimir Putin, receive hot meals. Wek.ru decided to make a visit to the canteen of a village school, which is as important as the big city ones.

Russian base in Sudan is Matter of Security and Prestige

It emerged that news about the freezing of the construction of the Russian military base in Sudan was fake. As a result, many people found out from it that the Russian Defense Ministry was building a base in Africa. Why does Russia need military bases in such seemingly unexpected places?

Why is Price of Saury Soaring?

In Russia, canned saury is one of the favorite foodstuffs among people thanks to its taste and acceptable price. However, the price of a can of saury has recently spiked above the level of 150 rubles ($2.02.)

Russian ski Resort to be Transformed Into “Siberian Switzerland”

The destiny of the Sheregesh ski resort, located in the Kemerovo region in southern Siberia has caught the eye of Russia’s governmental circles. At the beginning of the year, Vladimir Putin instructed the government to work out a development plan for Kuzbass, including Sheregesh, by the end of March.

Once you start squeezing you can’t stop…who really sets the rules for Russian businessmen?

There is no such thing in Russia as a get-out-of-jail-free card. Everybody can get there. Not easy to get out. As the founder of the KGB Felix Dzerzhinsky used to joke, "Lack of criminal records is not your merit, but just our fault." The sword of Damocles hangs over almost every successful domestic entrepreneur.

In Civil Aviation, Costs are High and Effective Demand is low

According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, civil aviation has a special place in Russia’s transport complex as the development of regions and regular life of millions of people depend on its transparent and efficient operations.