Car dealers in the Russian capital ran out of stock, as customers were buying Porsches, Lamborghinis and BMWs in unusually large numbers, despite growing price tags. The influx was prompted both by holiday spirits and ruble devaluation, experts say.
Russian scientists are working on a high-tech virtual map of the Arctic in order to keep track of climate change developments and monitor human impact on the area, in what may help pave the way for safer mining of the region’s oil and gas reserves.
Agafia, who has been living in a Siberian forest her whole life, says she has no plans to move to civilization. When officials delivered supplies to the 70-year-old hermit, she said all she was afraid of was a fox stealing her food and killing her hens.
Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.
Sochi’s Formula One race track has been given an award for putting on the best event of this year’s F1 calendar. Racing boss Bernie Ecclestone was in Sochi to hand over the accolade and talk about the future of motorsport in Russia.
Washington “fears” a resurgent Russia, which harps back to the Cold War says George Friedman, the CEO and founder of forecasters Stratfor. He also believes the US started to meddle in Ukraine in retaliation for Russia outfoxing Obama over Syria.
Two attempted terrorist attacks on the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office have recently been prevented by members of the local People’s Guard. So-called ‘prosecutie' Natalia Poklonskaya has also had previous threats.
The US pursues coercive diplomacy regarding Russia and other countries, that has the appearance of diplomacy but in reality the other side has to give up its position, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Peace Institute Daniel McAdams told RT.