Russia in the World / Medvedev lashes out at Russian IT industry for poor performance Medvedev lashes out at Russian IT industry for poor performance

29 Jul, 10:34 PM 166 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has criticized the country's IT industry, almost to the point of sarcasm, for failing to develop supercomputing technology, and has urged a dramatic change in Russia's use of high-performance computing.

Politics / Police kill 9 militants in Russia's North Caucasus Police kill 9 militants in Russia's North Caucasus

29 Jul, 10:27 PM 174 comments

Russian security forces killed eight rebels in the volatile Dagestan region Tuesday, after another militant was killed in neighboring Chechnya.

Society / Communists urge Madonna to change outfit, repertoire for Russian concert Communists urge Madonna to change outfit, repertoire for Russian concert

28 Jul, 06:31 PM 166 comments

Russian Communists are asking Madonna, who is soon giving a concert on the central square in St. Petersburg, to respect the historic spot: wear a military outfit and wave a red flag, skip sexy dance movements and sing a couple of revolutionary songs.

Money / AvtoVAZ threatens layoff of 27,000 people AvtoVAZ threatens layoff of 27,000 people

28 Jul, 06:27 PM 152 comments

Falling auto sales in Russia are being felt close to home for workers at AvtoVAZ, Russia's biggest carmaker.

Russia in the World / Iran moves to ban Russian planes after 184 die in two air crashes Iran moves to ban Russian planes after 184 die in two air crashes

28 Jul, 05:33 PM 152 comments

The Iranian parliament has asked the government to avoid purchasing timeworn Russian-made passenger planes, after two air crash incidents shocked the country in recent days.

Culture / British Council to reopen in Russia British Council to reopen in Russia

28 Jul, 05:02 PM 165 comments

After being closed more than a year as the victim of a political feud between Russia and Great Britain, the government-sponsored British Council is returning to Moscow.

Sports / Argentina’s head coach Maradona wants to cancel friendly with Russia Argentina’s head coach Maradona wants to cancel friendly with Russia

28 Jul, 02:42 PM 201 comments

Diego Maradona would prefer not to take his Argentina team to Russia for a friendly next month when he has a critical World Cup qualifier against Brazil on his mind.



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