Young Russian surfers get their kicks in the icy waters off the coast of Kamchatka. The sea’s temperature next to the peninsula is only just above zero. And a growing number of Western European surfers are now also heading there.
The OAR team have won Russia's first gold medal in ice hockey since 1992 in Albertville after beating Germany 4-3 in sudden-death overtime. This means Germany have won their first-ever silver medal in Olympic ice hockey.
It's official. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is now chairman of the Russian energy giant Rosneft's board of directors — an appointment that has caused plenty of controversy here in Germany.
Russia's foreign minister has said a deal with Japan over disputed islands is difficult to achieve due to the two countries' different positions on the conflict. President Putin is due to visit Japan on December 15.
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