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Tokyo moves to normalise relations with Moscow

Financial Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Now the G7 is grappling over whether to ease sanctions on Moscow and, as some of the alliance's most prominent figures have proposed, to resume dialogue with Russia.

Museum of Russian impressionist art opens in Moscow

Times of India - ‎55 minutes ago‎
A museum of Russian impressionist art opened in Moscow on Saturday amid efforts to promote the country's little-known art movement to a global audience.

Moscow's Magic Realism

New York Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
The novel spans several spring days in 1930s Moscow during which the capital is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a piebald entourage including an easily insulted giant cat with a fondness for vodka and guns.
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Russia's Pacific Pivot: The Moscow-Beijing Shadow Boxing Continues

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Moscow has proactively demonstrated its determination to play a leading role in shaping the outcome of the highly explosive regional conflicts, at the expense of Beijing and potentially Washington as well.

Different as Night and Day? Why Moscow, Riyadh Can't Find Middle Ground

Sputnik International - ‎2 hours ago‎
"Current tensions between Moscow and Riyadh have two main dimensions. The Russian and Saudi positions differ, first, on the fundamentals of global energy relations, and second, on counterterrorism.

Soviet Moscow

The Moscow Times (registration) - ‎22 hours ago‎
The lecturer is Dr Olga Zinovieva, who is a professor of urban semiotics and symbolism at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
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'Down with this mess': Moscow police chief says 'golden boys' due in court for GTA-like chase

RT - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Twenty-year-old Ruslan Shamsuarov, already dubbed 'petrol boy' by the Russian media, was roaming the streets of downtown Moscow with a group of young friends in his showy Gelandewagen G63, when traffic police demanded that they pull over as they ...

Canada's rent bill for empty building in Moscow to hit $25 million - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Canadian taxpayers are spending almost $25 million in rent for an empty building in Moscow, as grand plans to relocate Canada's embassy to a new location in the Russian capital remain mired in a dense thicket of red tape and global politics.

Moscow diner spies a chance to serve up dish of Soviet nostalgia

The Times (subscription) - ‎12 hours ago‎
A restaurant that was once a rendezvous for spies, actors and communist bigwigs has reopened in Moscow, the latest example of the wave of nostalgia for Soviet chic.

Bulgari Hotel In Moscow Announced for 2019

Hotel News Resource (press release) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Bulgari Hotels and Resorts signed an agreement today with Russian investor Alexey Bogachev to bring the luxury hospitality brand to Moscow. Moscow-based real estate development company Storm Properties is developer of the project. Plans for the ...

Opposition Activist Flees Russia After Threat of Arrest

The Moscow Times (registration) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Writing on his Facebook page, Nekrasov said he was detained by Russian security services at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on May 24 and questioned about his links to terrorist organizations.

Crime and History: Antique Counterfeiting Tool Recovered in Moscow

Sputnik International - ‎18 hours ago‎
This is an archaeological sensation. The item was discovered underneath an 18th century pavement layer and is currently being studied by numismatic experts.

Transnistria slumps as Moscow pulls the strings

bne IntelliNews - ‎21 hours ago‎
Typically, Russia has provided some $100mn per year (10% of the enclave's GDP) but the subsidy was suspended last year as a signal of Moscow's displeasure with executive President Evgheni Shevchuk, who is haemorraging public support and accused of ...
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Relatives of Gyumri Massacre Victims Sue Russia

The Moscow Times (registration) - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Moscow Times; May. 27 2016 18:00; Last edited 18:00. Vahan Stepanyan / APPeople holds portraits of six dead members of the Avetisyan family during a funeral in the city of Gyumri, Armenia.
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Sir Elton And Putin Will Not Meet In Moscow

Sky News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Elton John and Vladimir Putin will not meet to discuss gay rights in Russia when the singer visits Moscow this month, because their schedules do not match.

Two Moscow museums to merge amid controversy

Art Newspaper - ‎16 hours ago‎
The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow is being merged with Rosizo, the state museum that is run by the ministry of culture.

Off-Beat Films at Moscow's Beat Film Festival

The Moscow Times (registration) - ‎20 hours ago‎
BeatFilmsWriter Orhan Pamuk in Grant Gee's film, “Innocence of Memories,” one of the films being shown this week in Moscow. Over the last seven years, the Beat Film Festival has grown from a series of low-key events to a large festival that lasts more ...

What will Moscow and Jakarta try to hide from the CIA?

Russia Beyond the Headlines - ‎May 27, 2016‎
A new cooperation agreement between the Russian and Indonesian intelligence agencies bodes well for both countries. It also suggests that Moscow and Jakarta may have learned from the bad experiences of the 1960s, when the CIA got access to classified ...
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Ukraine Welcomes Home Pilot After Prisoner Exchange With Moscow

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 25, 2016‎
MOSCOW - Ukraine welcomed home a military pilot freed from a Russian prison, following a high-profile prisoner exchange for two Russian men convicted of fighting alongside separatist forces in the country.

Moscow building an urban beach for people who can't swim

Fox News - ‎20 hours ago‎
"We are definitely planning an area for children, and for adults who can't swim. The depth will be no more than 1.2 meters and it won't extend more than 15 meters [50 feet] from the coastline," said Vasiliy Maryan, head of Moscow's aquatic search and ...