Officials in Siberia's Yamal Peninsula are planning a large-scale cull of 100,000 reindeer, which they say are suffering from overpopulation. Local reindeer herders object to the cull and are looking to Moscow for support.
Seven countries have taken part in the recent 'friendly' war games held in Siberia. Russia hopes to forge connections by bringing international troops together in this way.
A Russian student's speech before the German parliament has triggered a heated debate in Russia. The teenager was blasted for expressing compassion for German prisoners in World War II.
A young boy has died of anthrax in northern Russia, marking the first outbreak of the disease since World War II. A group of reindeer herders has also been infected with the bacteria in the remote region, officials say.
The UN's annual climate conference is being held this November in Bonn. How does the fight for climate protection look in Russia? Experts complain of massive environmental problems and activists of government pressure.
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