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Brest Manufacturer Packs Socks in Cans

The Brest Stockings Plant, or BChK, released a limited batch of socks packaged in cans just in time for the holiday Day of the Defender of the Fatherland on Feb. 23

Putin’s Image Soars in US

The number of US citizens with a favourable opinion of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is at its highest point since 2003

Robot Bakes Pancakes at Moscow's VDNKh

Moscow’s VDNKh exhibition centre is currently home to a robot that can make pancakes

Moscow to Open Museums Dedicated to Bees, Forest, Moscow River

Moscow will open three new museums this year as part of the Year of the Environment: the Museum of Bees, the Forest Museum and the Museum of the Moscow River

Russian Lada Vesta Cars Now on Sale in Germany

Russian Lada Vesta sedan is now available for purchase in Germany for a little over $13,000

Demand for Business Travel to Russia Increases by 60%

The number of invitations issued for business visas to Russia increased by almost 60% in 2016 compared to 2015

US Law Enforcement, Military Show Interest in Russian Non-Lethal OSA Pistols

US Law Enforcement, Military Show Interest in Russian Non-Lethal OSA Pistols.

Russia to Start Shipping Poultry Products to Egypt

Russia received permission to export poultry products to Egypt

Russian Diplomats Find Ten Missing Roerich Paintings in Croatia

Employees of the Russian Embassy in Croatia discovered ten missing paintings by the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich in a museum in Zagreb

Chinese Families Will Be Able to Visit Russia Without Visa

Tour groups consisting of as few as three people arriving from China will be able to visit Russia without a visa

Indigenous Peoples Celebration to Take Place in Moscow

A celebration of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic will take place in Moscow on Feb. 20, according to a statement issued by Greenpeace Russia

Foreign Tourists in Russia Spend $12 Billion Annually

The Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, or Rostourism, calculated how much foreign tourists spend

IKRA Gastronomic Festival to Be Held in Sochi

From Mar. 1 to 5, Sochi will host the IKRA international gastronomic festival

Russian Company Builds Lens for Brazilian Observatory

Schwabe, a company that is a Rostec holding, has supplied an oversized lens for detecting space debris to the Pico dos Dias Observatory in Brazil

House Made from 12,000 Champagne Bottles Built in Urals

A resident of Tomino in the Chelyabinsk Region has built a house out of 12,000 champagne bottles

Large-Scale Dali Exhibition to Open at Faberge Museum

The Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg will host a large-scale exhibition of works by the surrealist artist Salvador Dali between Apr. 1 and July 2

Hollywood to Produce Movie Based on ‘The Master and Margarita’

Mikhail Bulgakov’s influential Russian novel “The Master and Margarita” will be developed into a feature film

Survey: Russians Read More E-Books and Listen to More Classical Music than US, UK and Others

PayPal payment platform conducted a sociological survey to discover the habits and peculiarities of digital content users in ten different countries

Russia’s Non-Resource Exports Increase to Almost 40%

The share of non-resource, non-energy exports from Russia rose to 38.2% last year, according to RNS, citing data from the Russian Export Centre

Raccoon Therapy Course to Begin in Yekaterinburg Zoo

The Yekaterinburg Zoo has developed a course that uses trained meerkats and raccoons to help children with autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions

Bloomberg Predicts Russian Economic Growth in 2017

Russia's GDP will grow by 1.1% this year and by another 1.5% the year after, according to a survey of analysts conducted by Bloomberg

Moscow Gets Ready to Celebrate Maslenitsa

Thirteen festival locations will be operating throughout the Russian capital from Feb. 17 to 26