On Sunday, July 27th, Vladimir Putin attended the official ceremony for the Russian Navy Day in Severomorsk. Meanwhile, Navy veterans met with their comrades at Gorky Park in Moscow.

RUSSIA! editors July 28, 2014

Mark Adomanis
July 27, 2014

Forget the stereotypes about “Nigeria with snow” here’s what is actually different about life in everyone’s favorite former superpower.


On July 22, Ukraine’s parliament launched its third wave of partial military mobilisation. All men under 60 with prior military experience are liable for service.

Matthew Luxmoore July 27, 2014

The Russian news media has not been the same since Galina Timchenko and 84 loyal staff left last spring. Can we ever get that back?

Kevin Rothrock July 26, 2014


For now, more than anything else Donetsk feels like a city that is waiting in anticipation and bracing itself.

Ian Bateson July 25, 2014


American cyclist Ron McGerity, 60, was killed in an accident near the town of Ivanovo. He was traveling around the so-called Golden Ring of Russia delivering messages of peace to mayors and raising money for charity.

RUSSIA! editors July 25, 2014

This advertising poster was meant to inform parents that they can buy girls' uniform dresses for 999 rubles. But the chemical formula on the background changes the context.

RUSSIA! editors July 24, 2014


Here's a video of the Farewell Bell ceremony (celebrated on the last day of the school year in Russia), in the Kubachi village in Daghestan, filmed from an airborne drone.

Dina Mingalieva July 24, 2014


A city of Magadan at the Russian Far East is suffering from a flood and its streets have been turned into rapid rivers. But some people know how to have fun in any situation, take a look.

Dina Mingalieva July 23, 2014

Arts & Culture

Konstantin Zmogk is one of the best-known Russian street artists. He's been painting since 1997, participating in numerous project and events in Russia and abroad.

RUSSIA! editors July 23, 2014


In light of current events, Vladimir Putin is THE person to watch these days. Only yesterday he was inspecting new stadiums in Samara, and today he's holding an unexpected meeting of the Russian Security Council.

RUSSIA! editors July 22, 2014

This photo of the Russian space crew was posted by flight engineer Oleg Artemyev. Russian bloggers found it a bit strange that the cosmonauts on a space mission had celebrated the 700th birth anniversary of a famous Russian saint, so the picture became the most photoshopped image of the week in Runet.

RUSSIA! editors July 21, 2014

Mark Adomanis
July 21, 2014

The downing of a civilian airliner changes everyone’s calculus, and Russia will likely be the loser.


Hundreds of Muscovites have brought flowers to the Dutch Embassy after a Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has apparently been shot down not far from Russian-Ukrainian border.

RUSSIA! editors July 19, 2014

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