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Archive - January 2012

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Nerpa Nuclear Submarine delivered to India

Russia has formally handed over the Nerpa, an Akula class nuclear submarine, to India. The Nerpa, along with a second Akula submarine to be handed over shortly, will be leased to India for ten years in a deal thought to...

Mystery of Russian Spy in Canada

After Canadian Navy officer Jeffrey Delisle (pictured, left) was arrested, accused of spying for Russia, the Canadian Government moved quickly to expel four Russian diplomats. Or did they? The Russian Government has...

Phobos-Grunt Mars Probe falls to earth

Phobos-Grunt, the Russian space probe intended to explore Mars, crashed back to earth late on Sunday evening. Defense Ministry official Alexei Zolotukhin told reporters tersely that “Phobos-Grunt fragments have...

Russian actors in Hollywood

Those that are unfamiliar with the world of film may be surprised to know that there is a rich history of Russian actors in Hollywood. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union the list has obviously increased but there...

Russian antiques

When shopping for Russian antiques there are many different options available. Some, such as the creations of the house of Faberge are extremely rare and in most cases cost prohibitive but others are affordable...

Roman Abramovich house

While Roman Abramovich manages to shield much of his private life away from the glare of the world’s media, information regarding his many houses across the globe is easily available. The press in some parts of the west...

Peter the Great timeline

This article outlines a brief Peter the Great timeline, highlighting some of the key moments in the life of one of Russia’s most notorious leaders. Read more in our article about Peter’s accomplishments. 09 June...

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