Most Russians have only negative associations when they think of gambling business. The dynamically developing industry has not taken roots in Russia, even though it was bringing very good taxes to regional budgets and state treasury. In 2009, all casinos in Russia were closed. More than 400,000 people - most of them young people - lost their jobs
A sad date in the history of Russia - the shooting of the royal family - is drawing near. Despite the investigation, neither the Russian Orthodox Church, nor members of the royal family recognized that the remains that were buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in 1998 were the remains of the family of Nicholas II
At least there is one country in Europe with a spine and some courage and that country is called Greece; at least there is one people in Europe who stand for Democracy and those people are the Greeks. On the other side of the fence, the endemic misery, social terrorism and subservience to Germany practiced by Eurocrats, preached by Euro-austerity.
Pravda.Ru conducted an interview with Andreas Andrianopoulos, a former minister in several Greek governments to discuss the current events in the country. We attempted to find out what is in store for Greece after the referendum, at which more than 60 percent of people voted against paying debts to European creditors
France will have to pay for Mistrals. Paris and Moscow have tentatively agreed on the amount of compensation that France will have to pay to Russia because of the decision not to deliver the helicopter carriers
It appears that Russia shows spineless responses in issues of foreign policy. A lot has been said about the looming Third World War. No one wants it, but everyone talks about it and even discusses possible war tactics. Some experts, whom Pravda.Ru interviews, believe that NATO would siege Russia instead of conducting open combat actions
Is deployment of troops, decisions to bomb people, aiding and abetting terrorist groups, staging coups d'État, interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign States, all the hallmarks of Western foreign policy, producing a safer and more stable world? Or are we edging towards a very dark place? It appears that we need a fundamental policy rethink...
Does anyone remember wonderful suggestions from Mikhail Khodorkovsky to give Russian nuclear weapons away to the United States to write off Russian debts that Putin subsequently repaid by the way? Does anyone remember Khodorkovsky's another suggestion to sell a half of the Russian oil industry to American oil giants?
Spain frowns while telling of its role in exposing "one of the biggest mafias of the world" that includes people from Putin's team. The "sensation" that appeared in influential American publications has not touched the hearts of "target audienceas." The case is being presented as a triumph of Spanish justice to expose the terrible "Russian Mafia."