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Porsches sold out: Luxury cars go like hotcakes in Russia amid ruble plunge
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.

20.12.2014 13:10

​Virtual model of Arctic to monitor human impact and climate change
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.

19.12.2014 18:23

Cuba won’t give up principles for Washington's promises – Russian deputy PM
Moscow always knew that the economic blockade of Cuba was doomed, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on a visit to Havana.

20.12.2014 06:58

Foxy lady: 70yo Russian Old Believer's only fear is hungry Siberian predator
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.

19.12.2014 17:07

Obama authorizes ‘economic embargo’ on Russia’s Crimea
US President Barack Obama has authorized sanctions against individuals and entities operating in Russia’s Crimean peninsula, according to the White House statement.

19.12.2014 21:26

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin
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.

19.12.2014 14:56

F1 supremo Ecclestone names Sochi Grand Prix best of season
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.

19.12.2014 14:35

The US is behind the current drop in oil prices – Bolivia’s president
The US is behind the current drop in oil prices as it is aiming to undermine the economies of large petroleum producers Russia and Venezuela, Bolivian President Evo Morales told RT.

19.12.2014 15:54

Stratfor founder: ‘US fears a resurgent 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.

19.12.2014 14:34

Bomb attacks foiled at Crimea 'prosecutie' office
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.

19.12.2014 11:46

​‘US coercive diplomacy: dialogue through dictate’
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.

19.12.2014 09:27

Prosecutors seek 10yr jail sentence for opposition figure Navalny
Russian prosecutors have asked that prominent anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny be sentenced to 10 years in prison for embezzlement from cosmetics giant Yves Rocher and laundering the money.

19.12.2014 11:30