Moscow

Remember RUDN University

In an insightful long-ranging conversation, the newly appointed Rector of the RUDN University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia), Oleg Yastrebov, discusses the latest developments, educational reforms, students’ enrollment as well as cultural diversity in his multinational university. By Kester Kenn…

Russia lacks sufficient number of migrants to fulfill its ambitious development plans

Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to stimulate birth rates and regulating migration policy to boost population, Russia is reportedly experiencing decreasing population. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, Russia’s population currently stands at approximately 144…

As more than a dozen foreign diplomats attend Navalny trial, West must resist temptation to interfere in Russian affairs – Kremlin

Russian officials have expressed concern over the potential for foreign interference in the trial of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny, after Western diplomats arrived en masse at his hearing on Tuesday. A video taken outside Moscow City Court, where the…

Moscow police detain Navalny supporters staging unsanctioned rally to demand release of jailed opposition figure

Protestors who have taken to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to demand the release of prominent activist Alexey Navalny have been confronted by law enforcement officers, apparently determined to break up the unsanctioned rally. Hundreds of people have gathered…

Russian doctors say German colleagues congratulated them for ‘saving Navalny’s life’ & insist two lab tests found no poison traces

The doctors who first treated Moscow protest leader Alexey Navalny in Siberia have claimed it’s beyond any doubt that they saved his life. They added that the German team which took him to Berlin agreed with this assessment. Anatoly Kalinichenko,…

‘Rapid drop in blood sugar levels’ preliminary diagnosis behind Moscow protest leader Navalny’s illness – medical team leader

Alexey Navalny may have experienced a rapid drop in blood sugar levels during a flight on Thursday that led to him losing consciousness. That’s according to the chief doctor at the Omsk medical facility where he is being treated. Dr…

Will Russia Become the Brother in Arms with Iran?

By Punsara Amarasinghe The killing of Iranian leader of famous Quds force Gen.Qasem Soleimani in Bagdad seems to have made an apocalyptic move in the beginning of this new decade as some critics have already viewed this incident similar to…

Third International Symposium: Big History and Global Evolution

In the framework of the International Congress Globalistics 2017, organized by the Faculty of Global Studies of Moscow Lomonosov University, the Third International Symposium on Big History and Global Evolution was held from 26 to 28 September. Promoted by the…

US aimed to nuke civilian populations in enemy cities during Cold War – declassified document

A newly released Cold War-era list of nuclear targets shows the US planned to inflict “systematic destruction” on enemy cities and target the “population” of those areas. It is the most comprehensive Cold War nuclear target list to become declassified.…