One of Russia's wealthiest men, Vladimir Litvinenko is suing Transparency International and a number of journalists for defamation. If found guilty, they will have to pay damages to the tune of almost million euros.
Some 100 years after the October Revolution began in St. Petersburg, Russian photographer Vladislav Karpyuk still finds traces of that pivotal moment in history when Lenin and the Bolsheviks overthrew the government.
Russian animal rights activists are sounding the alarm: Just as before the Olympics in Sochi, stray dogs will be killed before the World Cup is held. The activists demand a responsible approach to the problem.
The 2017 Confederations Cup kicks off in St. Petersburg in a month's time. However, the world's northern-most city of a million people or more continues to struggle with its extremely expensive stadium.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has received a 20-day jail sentence for calling an unsanctioned rally in St. Petersburg. Its his third such sentence in an unusual "election campaign," even by Russian standards.
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