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Secrets of the Soviets

Burgers, bars, convertibles, electric toothbrushes and reality television – can they really have been completely unknown in Russia before the 1990s?

The Naked Truth

What Russians hide in their bathrooms

Russian Residence Permit Might Be Given to Lottery Winners

Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Oblast have created a bill that offers foreigners the opportunity to win a residency permit in Russia through a lottery

Moscow’s Homeless People to Counter Terrorism

Plans have been announced to involve Moscow’s homeless people in anti-terrorist efforts

Putin’s Approval Rating Reaches 86% – Poll

Polling from the Levada Centre puts President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating at 86%

Russia’s Most Well-Read Region Announced

The Voronezh Region has won the title of Russia’s Literary Flagship in the recent nation-wide Most Reading Region competition

Poll: Most Russians Want Internet Censorship

About 60% of Russians want censorship on the Internet, according to the results of a survey by the Levada Centre

First Public Refrigerator Opened in St. Petersburg

Russia's first public refrigerator opened on Nov. 13 on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg

Half of Russian Women Want to Become Entrepreneurs – Poll

About 84% of Russian women are considering the possibility of starting their own business, while 50% are ready to launch one

Russians Choose to Stay in Their Home Country, Poll Shows

The current economic crisis and Western sanctions have had no impact on Russians’ willingness to emigrate

Vladimir Mau on Russia’s New Economic Reality

Vladimir Mau, Rector at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, describes Russia's new economic model