Lena Smirnova

News 5 months ago

Moscow Hears Political Saber Rattling in Fresh U.S. Sanctions Vote

Moscow Hears Political Saber Rattling in Fresh U.S. Sanctions Vote

News 5 months ago

Top Russian officials on Wednesday slammed a U.S. House of Representatives vote in favor of fresh sanctions

News 5 months ago

Tatarstan, the Last Region to Lose Its Special Status Under Putin

Tatarstan, the Last Region to Lose Its Special Status Under Putin

News 5 months ago

Kazan looks on as a deal granting it special status expires

News 5 months ago

Let the Campaigns Begin! Putin and Navalny Tussle for Media Attention

Let the Campaigns Begin! Putin and Navalny Tussle for Media Attention

News 5 months ago

“It is a politically hot summer in Moscow, despite the weather”

News 6 months ago

Russia’s Die-Hard Surfers Want to Be Olympians

Russia’s Die-Hard Surfers Want to Be Olympians

News 6 months ago

Against a current of skepticism, Russian surfers are vying for recognition

News 6 months ago

Nemtsov Killers' Sentencing Brings Little Closure

Nemtsov Killers' Sentencing Brings Little Closure

News 6 months ago

The man who shot Boris Nemtsov in the back in 2015 has been given a 20-year sentence.

News 6 months ago

Tributes to Anton Nossik, Pioneer of Russia's Internet, Cut Across Divides

Tributes to Anton Nossik, Pioneer of Russia's Internet, Cut Across Divides

News 6 months ago

The Internet's 'Pushkin' died on July 9, just days after turning 51

City 8 months ago

Winzavod: 10 Years at the Cutting Edge

Winzavod: 10 Years at the Cutting Edge

City 8 months ago

When the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art opened to much discussion 10 years ago with its first exhibit, it looked destined to become a revolutionary force on the Russian arts scene.

Business 3 years ago

Cashiers on the Front Line of Battle Against Teenage Alcoholism

Cashiers on the Front Line of Battle Against Teenage Alcoholism

Business 3 years ago

University student Darya Kiriyichko has an allergy to alcoholic beverages. She had a drink during her coming-of-age birthday party and ended up in hospital. But her forced sobriety does not mean alcohol ...

City 4 years ago

Fairy-Tale Characters Celebrate Holidays in Belarus

Fairy-Tale Characters Celebrate Holidays in Belarus

City 4 years ago

Folk heroes and traditional figures from throughout the former Soviet Union gathered together in Belarus for a celebration.

Business 4 years ago

Olympic Village Apartments Going on Sale

Olympic Village Apartments Going on Sale

Business 4 years ago

The Sochi Olympic Village, set to house athletes during the Games from January through March, will then morph into a premium-class residential resort, with sales of apartments to start by the end ...