In September, Oktogo, one of the larger hotel-booking sites in Russia, acquired Travel.ru, Russia's equivalent of Rough Guides, for around $2 million, and today, Oktogo is rebranding under that name to built out a business as a one-stop travel shop, integrating travel commerce with information. Show More Summary
When I saw the headline "Snow has fallen? Time to lay asphalt!" in English Russia today I though it some translation problem. But it was literal. I may appear that Russians make new roads on top of snowed roads instead of cleaning them. Read more...
Today, US Soccer announced that manager Jürgen Klinsmann agreed to a four-year contract extension today. The deal, which keeps Klinsmann as manager through the 2018 World Cup in Russia, is abigdeal, because the extension signifies two things. Show More Summary
Elton John explained why he went to Russia in a statement posted today to the Elton John AIDS Foundation website: There was a lot of speculation about whether I would go to Russia this year. Many people outside the country...
Huge numismatic news today out of Russia today. The country has chosen its new currency symbol. Weeks after Russia announced it would crowdsource five symbol options to its citizenry, the Bank of Russia has revealed the new symbol in...Show More Summary
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The International Olympic Committee today revealed that the Russia government will set up protest zones near the venues for the Sochi Olympics. The announcement came during a news teleconference held by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. Show More Summary
However, the head of the new Russian state media body 'Russia Today' claims the move promotes a positive image of "a country with good intentions." MOSCOW -- Russian president Vladimir Putin's sudden decision to abolish state news agency...Show More Summary
The Russian President signed a decree today, announcing the reorganisation of the news agency Ria-Novosti and the broadcaster Voice of Russia. Both will be brought under direct Kremlin control. Another glimmer of free speech has been snuffed out. Here’s Ria announcing its disappearance.
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David Remnick, the editor of the The New Yorker, has been hired by NBC Olympics boss and former “Today” EP Jim Bell for NBC’s Sochi coverage. SI.com reports the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, a Russophile who is fluent in Russian,...Show More Summary
White Afrikaner Group fears genocide upon Mandela’s death. A section of the white population has devised an evacuation plan. Russia Today reported: A section of the white population in South Africa is preparing for the worst scenario in case aging … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON — Ukrainian protesters have blockaded the country’s main government building today and whose strike could bring down the current government, led by President Viktor Yanukovich. Reuters reported that after Yanukovich bowed down to Russian demands and threats, withdrawing from a monumental trade pact with the European Union, pro-EU protesters took to the streets to […]
Earlier today we reported on Queer Nation's protest of gay figure skater Johnny Weir at an event he was hosting last night at Barnard College in NYC. The protest was held in opposition to Weir's decision to serve as an...
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We all feel depressed on Mondays, when we go to work again after the weekend. It must have happened so for the Ukrainian team today too, as they got their first loss against another team on fire, Netherlands. The other surprise of the round came from the Germany-Armenia match. Show More Summary
The rocket carrying China's first-ever lunar lander, Jade Rabbit, launched earlier today and is heading for the moon. If the landing is successful, China will be only the third nation after the United States and Russia to soft-land on the moon. [ more › ]
The mobile operator MTS introduced the first in Russia LTE-branded tablet and ultra-thin operator first LTE-smartphone. LTE-device support MTS speed mobile Internet access to 100 Mbit / s and today, according to the MTS are the mostShow More Summary
New York, November 26, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s conviction and sentencing of Russian opposition blogger Sergei Reznik to 18 months in prison in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don. CPJ urges Russian authorities to scrap the verdict on appeal....