Stories about Russia from October, 2016
Yet Another Scandal for Russia's Orthodox Church as Clergyman Is Spotted Wearing $40K Rolex
The Russian Orthodox Church has another scandal on its hands, or rather on the wrist of one of its top clergyman in St. Petersburg.
Instagrammers’ Photos Document the Smog Enveloping Khabarovsk
Residents of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East have been staying indoors or wearing masks when they go outside since a thick smog blanketed the city on Tuesday.
Russia's 2018 World Cup Mascot Has a Hilarious Name and You Don't Even Get It
It's too soon to know if this creature will make a good ambassador for Russia or the World Cup, but it's fair to say already that “Zabivaka” has gone viral.
Russia Is Reportedly Banning LinkedIn
LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, is at risk of being blocked in Russia, where federal censors have convinced a Moscow court to outlaw the network.
Hackers Publish Kremlin Aide's E-Mails, Allege Plan to Destabilize Ukraine
Ukrainian hackers say Putin advisor Vladislav Surkov's leaked e-mails reveal a plan to destabilize Ukraine in the coming months.
Russian City Cuts Fuel to WWII Eternal Flame So Locals Won't Cook on It
Taganrog’s eternal flame isn’t burning today, and a local gas company official says it’s because he can’t guarantee that locals won’t roast sausages over the fire.
Russian Search Engine Will Only List Top News Stories from State-Registered Media
Yandex is coming under pressure to register with Roskomnadzor, the state agency that regulates Russian media.
What Did Russia's Leading News Agency Tweet During the Final U.S. Presidential Debate?
RuNet Echo recaps the debate-night tweets by one of Russia's biggest national news agencies to get an idea of what resonated in Moscow.
She Needs Justice: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast
This week, we’ll introduce you to women seeking or achieving justice in Poland, Uruguay, Russia and Syria.
Only ‘Foreign Agents’ Share Stories About Happy Times in the U.S., Says Russian Court
The American Alumni Club joins a list of 146 organizations that have been designated as "foreign agents" by the Russian Ministry of Justice. The club's crime? Reposts on social media.
Google Warns More Than a Dozen Russian Journalists and Activists About ‘Government-Backed Attackers’
More than a dozen Russian journalists and activists received a strange warning from Google earlier today, notifying them that “government-backed attackers” may be “trying to steal” their passwords.
Hibernating Bears and Iced Bilateral Cooperation: the New US-Russian Relationship
Phony proverbs and escalated saber rattling are setting the tone for dangerous new tensions between Russia and the United States.
Russia Remembers Slain Journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Ten Years On
Today Russians remember Anna Politkovskaya, one of the country's leading investigative journalists who was shot and killed in the elevator of her apartment building ten years ago.
Atomweight MMA Fighting Comes to Chechnya, and the Local Ruler's Children Are Already Title-Holders
Despite his regular publicity on social media, Kadyrov still managed to shock people, when his three young sons appeared as participants in a recent mixed martial arts tournament in Grozny.
‘September': A New Platform for Leftists Across the Former Soviet Union
"It's not October yet, but it's coming." That's the tagline for "September," a new website that aims to be a platform for leftist thought across the former Soviet Union.
A Russian Traveled the US Campaign Trail and This Is What He Saw
Ilya Varlamov is one of Russia's most popular photographers and bloggers active today. Last month, he traveled across the US, capturing images that would appeal to his readers back home.
When Russia's Homeless Population Starts Talking
When Anastasia Ryabtseva first tried interviewing homeless people in St. Petersburg, many of them refused to talk to her. As a journalist, she startled people, who were suspicious by default.