• Photo of the day: Fest
    Participants during the final rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the "Spasskaya Tower" festival on Red Square in Moscow.
  • Russian private military company ‘spotted’ in Syria
    Not far from the base of the 10th Separate Special-Purpose Brigade of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) in the village of Molkino ...
  • Turkey has gone further than promised in Syria, says Moscow
    The relations between Moscow and Ankara have been subjected to a new test. The Turkish army, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, entered Syria ...
  • First Orthodox resort opens in Sochi
    Russia's first Orthodox resort, Lesnoye, has opened in Sochi (1,000 miles south of Moscow), the city administration told RBTH. It is part of an effort ...
  • Can Russians save Tesla?
    The Russian company Cognitive Technologies has developed C-Pilot, an intelligent autonomous driving system that can be installed in cars and other vehicles. The company told ...
  • Tractors, smugglers, and the matryoshka from hell
    It's a tough week for transport in Russia, with a tractor parade, a smugglers' road, a bear on the loose, and an unwieldy matryoshka to ...
  • Kemerovo
    Constantin Fedin takes us to the mining capital of Western Siberia: Kemerovo.
  • Magical Kefir
    Kefir is the most popular fermented milk in Russia. But it did not get there overnight. Kefir and Russia have a long history...
  • 43 Russian Patriots
    On the Spine of Russia project, journalists Richardson and Mordasov asked over 40 Russians if they were patriots, and why. Here are some of ...
  • August 1991 Coup Attempt
    Twenty-five years later, we take a look back at the August 19 coup attempt in Russia. Led by the Gang of Eight, men who owed ...
  • Grenada Population
    The latest estimate of the Grenada population is 103,328. Grenada is the 180th largest country in the world and the 10th largest country in the Caribbean. St ...
  • New Zealand Population 2016
    The population of New Zealand in 2016 is 4,693,000. New Zealand is the 123rd largest country in the world by population and the third largest ...
  • Slovenia Population 2016
    The population of Slovenia (2016) is 2,063,317. This figure is provided by the Slovenian Government (see below for detail). Slovenia is the 143rd largest country ...
  • Jamaica Population 2016
    The population of Jamaica is 2,950,210. This makes Jamaica the fourth largest country in the Caribbean by population (after Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti), the 13th ...
  • Countries that have never won an Olympic medal
    Did you know that 75 countries have never won an Olympic medal? That’s more than a third of the countries taking part in this year’s Rio Olympic ...
  • 700 years of the Russian Rouble
    To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the rouble, Russia's Ministry of Culture presents... two swimsuit models wrestling in a paddling pool filled with black caviar.
  • Joseph Stalin: height
    Nobody is exactly sure just how tall Stalin was. Contemporary reports of the exact Stalin height vary. At the lower end, people report that he ...
  • What was the Cold War?
    The Cold War was a conflict between the United States of America (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies). The conflict began ...
  • Why did Napoleon invade Russia?
    Napoleon’’s invasion of Russia in 1812 was a disaster. The campaign started well as Napoleon and his Grande Armée pushed into Russia and even briefly ...
  • Catherine the Great Biography
    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July 1762 and November 17, 1796. Catherine seized power from her husband, Peter III, in a coup ...
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