Russians have discovered their own country as a holiday spot rather than heading abroad. Sochi, the city on the Black Sea that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, is popular for its maritime flair, winter sports, and many lodging options.
There are 100 days to go until the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia. Here is everything you need to know, from key dates and figures to why you should pay attention to the predictions of a deaf cat from St. Petersburg.
The conference saw the Russian foreign minister being heckled and the Syrian opposition refusing to leave the airport. But the event ended with a plan to draft a new constitution as part of efforts to end the Syrian war.
Russia's summer vacationers are setting their sights on a tiny Bulgarian town along the Black Sea. Many local residents welcome the visitors and the rubles they bring. Others are more skeptical.
Several Syrian rebel groups have rejected Russian plans for a conference on Syria, accusing Moscow of war crimes. They also claimed Russia was trying to impose its conditions on the Syrian people.
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