Since the beginning of the year, the Russian ruble has lost a quarter of its value. In world practice, devaluation of national currency by 20 percent or more in one year is considered a currency crisis. Russia's international reserves made up $443.8 billion as of October 17, which marked a decrease by $7.9 billion
Valdai International Discussion Club continued working in Sochi. Discussing topical world affairs - the Ukrainian crisis, the Putin's rating and terrorism in the Middle East - the Russian leadership criticized the United States and the West. The head of the Kremlin administration said that Russia would never give the Crimea back to Ukraine
Russian clubs Dinamo Moskva in Group E and Krasnodar in H had mixed fortunes, in fact their situation could not be more different. In Group E, Dinamo Moskva tops the group with 9 points from three games, winning tonight in Estoril, Portugal, by 2-1. Krasnodar is bottom of Group H after losing 4-2 at home to Wolfsburg.
The award of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi raises anew the persistent question concerning the dirty politics of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the past decades. There are 3 major evidences to back up this claim
The current situation with oil prices is a big problem to the majority of members of the oil market. The decline in prices jeopardized even shale projects in the US. Venezuelan officials said that the nation's economy was in danger, the Russian economy suffers from low oil prices as well. Yet, one player on the market is most likely happy
First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Vyacheslav Volodin, used the phrase "If there's Putin - there's Russia, if there's no Putin - there's no Russia, " to convey the feelings of almost 90 percent of Russian citizens. The official expressed the idea that almost nine out of ten Russians knows and understands
A little more than three months have passed since ISIL militants announced the creation of a new state on the occupied territories of Syria and Iraq. Until now, it has not been possible to either contain or localize the threat that comes from the organization. The militants threaten many countries in the world, and Russia is not an exception
Groups ABCD played tonight in Matchday 3. The leaders are Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid, Leverkusen and Dortmund. Zenit had a bad night, losing 2-0 away at Bayer Leverkusen, goals scored by Donati (58) and Papadopoulos (63). Next round: November 4-5. Tomorrow, Thursday, is round 3 of the Europa League.
Some are short. Some are tall. Some are fat. Some are thin. What makes a good political leader? In these times of austerity, many commentators would argue that a political leader needs to be able to communicate effectively a message of fiscal responsibility to his electorate. But is that all there is to it?
Vladimir Putin came late for the meeting with Angela Merkel, as he was celebrating Serbia's liberation from Nazi invaders. The president of Serbia decorated Putin with an order and called Russia Serbia's great friend. This happened at the time when Serbia prepares for NATO and EU member. Serbia, as a EU candidate, has been staying under pressure
The administration of US President Barack Obama puts pressure on journalists in the United States, a report from the Inter-American Press Association. The document notes that the White House forbids officials to communicate with the press, due to the need to keep state secrets and maintain security
Champions League soccer returns to UEFA this week. Groups EFGH played Matchday 3. Eight games and 40 goals. Bayern thumped seven past Roma, away; Shakhtar Donetsk put six past BATE Borisov, away. Leaders are Bayern, Paris SG, Chelsea and FC Porto. CSKA was down 2-0 at half time (Agüero, Milner) but pulled two back (Doumbia and Natcho).
Russia has expanded its embargo on European products. On October 22, Russia banned imports of meat by-products produced in the EU. Reportedly, the new restrictive measures were associated with the discovery of banned and harmful substances in the products. Russia has also imposed a ban on the import and transit of all мупуефиду products from...