Moscow's time is running out - St Petersburg's renovation has brought the city a renewed sense of dignity and civic pride
The venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, has opened its slopes up to British skiers. Adrian Mourby gives it a test run
Following protests and online activity, the Russian media are increasingly reporting the truth. By Jonathan Brown
The mass protests over alleged vote-rigging may have signalled the end of propaganda as TV news
Dreamed up in the heady days of ever-rising oil prices, before the financial crisis struck, it represented the optimism and swagger of the new cash-rich Russia.
Investors looking east should continue to be cautious and avoid being caught up in the football hype.
Viktor Chernomyrdin played a vital role in Russia's first tumultuous post-Soviet decade, as a solid and pragmatic counterpart to the erratic President Boris Yeltsin and as a bridge between the Communist old guard and the inexperienced young reformers who were shaping the country's future.
Club admit they face a ‘huge challenge’ to pass financial test after Uefa makes a tough new stand
Fears of a deep chill spread across Europe yesterday after a row between Russia and Ukraine over gas prices cut supplies to the rest of the continent on a day of plummeting temperatures and heavy snowfalls.
Russia halted gas supplies via Ukraine to the Balkans, Turkey and south-eastern Europe today and flows to EU-member state Austria dropped by 90 per cent in a deepening price row between Moscow and Kiev.
Europe starts to feel the pinch as Russian and Ukrainian state-run energy giants trade blows. David Randall reports
Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine yesterday in a dispute over unpaid bills that rang political alarm bells across the European Union, which imports up to 40 per cent of its natural gas from Russia, the bulk of it through Ukraine.