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[17 Nov 2009]

Soon a man who played a major role in World War II fighting for both the United States and Russia will be honored with an exhibition dedicated to his fascinating story. [More]

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[16 Nov 2009]

Russia won the first round in the win or stay home World Cup playoff matches with Slovenia 2-1 Saturday night in Moscow [More]

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[13 Nov 2009]

During his address to the nation this week, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed eliminating some of Russia’s eleven time zones. [More]

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[10 Nov 2009]

It has been eight years since Russia has contributed to the construction of the International Space Station (ISS) [More]

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[9 Nov 2009]

Grammy winner Whitney Houston will kick off her world tour with concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December [More]

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[6 Nov 2009]

Russia and America have a long storied history together. [More]

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[6 Nov 2009]

A pair of Russian animators is fast becoming a web sensation with their humorous tale of an Old Russian folk tale. [More]

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[2 Nov 2009]

Being a Russian billionaire means you can have a hot Russian woman, Dasha Zhukova, on your arm, own Chelsea Football Club and spend $52,000 on lunch. [More]

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[2 Nov 2009]

The future of law enforcement has arrived in Russia. Last week, Russian law enforcement debuted it's newest crime fighting tool, a robot. [More]

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[26 Oct 2009]

With Halloween just around the corner, many Western men and women are searching for the perfect costume. While many will undoubtedly dress up as a witch, zombie, pirate, or monster, others will take a more unique approach and choose a Russian-themed costume. Are you curious about what kinds of Russian costumes are available? Read on to find out.   1.    Russian Cossack Based on the garb of early Russian adventurers, the Russian Cossack costume typically features a faux fur hat, a shirt with a decorated trim, a sash, and boots. Traditional Russian Cossack dancers also wear such ensembles.     2.    Russian Palace Guard This self-explanatory guard costume features a faux fur hat, a long top coat, and a weapons belt. With a little skill and imagination, this is a Halloween costume you can make at home.       3.    White Russian Women’s Costume The White Russian Women’s Costume, though not based on any recognizable Russian ensemble, is one of many Halloween costumes designed to make a woman look sexy. This costume includes a white fur dress, fur trimmed stockings, and, of course, a faux fur hat.     4.    Matryoshka Doll The matryoshka doll costume is based on traditional Russian matryoshka dolls, otherwise known as Russian nesting dolls, stacking dolls, or babushka dolls. This unique costume is perfect for children, but women can also wear it.     5.    Rasputin Known for his bizarre behavior, the controversial Rasputin captivated the imagination of people worldwide.This bearded mask is sure to spark many interesting conversations.   So, what will you be for Halloween? If you are looking for a unique costume you may want to consider going Russian. After all, there are sure to be more than enough ghosts, werewolves, and vampires this year.

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[14 Oct 2009]

Do you need an armored vehicle strong enough to withstand bullets? Something that will deflect those pesky grenades and allow you to reach your destination in style and comfort? Do you have €1 million, or approximately $1.5 million to spare? If so, then the Russian-made Dartz Kombat T98 is the armored vehicle for you! Debuting at the Top Marques Monaco show last April, the Dartz Kombat T98 is a Russian-built, tank-style SUV that can withstand bullets and even rocket propelled grenades! It boasts heavy, steel-plated doors and windows that are 7cm thick. As if the Kombat T98 wasn’t impressive enough, Dartz recently announced a new Monaco Red Diamond Edition. Impressive new features include gold-plated windows, extra Kevlar coating, three bottles of the mind-boggingly expensive Russo-Baltique Vodka, and perhaps most interesting of all, a leather interior made from whale penis!   The Red Diamond Edition, now in production, is scheduled to appear at next year’s Top Marques show with an estimated price tag of around €750,000 - €1 million, or approximately $1.1 million to $1.5 million dollars.   Want to know more? Here is a video of the Dartz T98 in action.