Russia Archive

Life in the ‘Most Polluted’ City in Russia, and one of the Coldest

Wrap up warm, this article is going to take you on a journey to the edge of the world, to a place where the rivers run red and minus fifty (yup, -50°C/-58°F) is a normal temperature. This is a place where the snow falls

Will Putin gift Edward Snowden to Trump to strengthen their relationship?

Recent reports have been circulating that Vladimir Putin is willing to ‘hand over’ Edward Snowden to Donald Trump. The reports originated in an article by former deputy director of the CIA, Michael J. Morell, who wrote: “What better way for President Putin to cement

Finally: list of 80 people with as much money as 1/2 of humanity

Since the “financial repression,” the most powerful people have only gotten more powerful. A 2013 Oxfam report found that 80 people had as much wealth as 1/2 of humanity, and a few months later Forbes said the number had dropped to 67. Many of

Mysterious Light In The Russian Sky (Photos + Videos)

A huge orange flash turned the night to day in the in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia when it showed in the sky on 14 November 2014 around 6:39 pm local time. There are still no clear explanations by authorities or scientists. As the emergency

Free Russian Journalists Detained by Kiev!

The “Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe” (OSCE) has urged Kiev authorities to release the Russian journalists captured in eastern Ukraine, saying that intimidation and obstruction of media working in the country is “unacceptable.” Before that, Moscow had called on the (OSCE) to

How Did Putin Get Where He Is?

In 1999, Vladimir Putin inherited the position of Prime Minister from outgoing President Boris Yeltsin. The fledgling Russian Federation had only just emerged from the most sudden loss of territory in recorded history. The dissolution of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) eight

Russian Black Sea Fleet to have Permanent Mediterranean Presence

Russian Navy chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov said that there will be a permanent presence of five to six warships from the Black Sea Fleet stationed in the Mediterranean. One or two of these will likely be supply ships to support the guided missile destroyers