Lena Smirnova

News 8 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 8 months ago

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

News 8 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 8 months ago

Kazan looks on as a deal granting it special status expires

News 8 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 8 months ago

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

News 8 months ago

Russia’s Die-Hard Surfers Want to Be Olympians

Russia’s Die-Hard Surfers Want to Be Olympians

News 8 months ago

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

News 9 months ago

Nemtsov Killers' Sentencing Brings Little Closure

Nemtsov Killers' Sentencing Brings Little Closure

News 9 months ago

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

News 9 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 9 months ago

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

City 11 months ago

Winzavod: 10 Years at the Cutting Edge

Winzavod: 10 Years at the Cutting Edge

City 11 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 4 years ago

Cashiers on the Front Line of Battle Against Teenage Alcoholism

Cashiers on the Front Line of Battle Against Teenage Alcoholism

Business 4 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 ...