Russia

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Russia using energy as weapon, says Germany

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck accused Russia on Thursday of using energy as  “a weapon”, after Moscow slapped sanctions on Western energy firms and slowed gas flows to Europe.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Ukraine war: How far it will go?

When President Vladimir Putin launched “a special military operation” on February 24 to “demilitarization” and “denazification” of Ukraine, there were a few to doubt that the military campaign...

April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022

Bangladesh abstains from voting on suspending Russia's membership of UN Human Rights Council

Bangladesh has abstained from voting on a resolution to suspend Russia's membership of the UN Human Rights Council in the wake of human rights violations by Russia's military operation in...

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

No need for Bangladeshi volunteers to join military operation in Ukraine: Russian Embassy 

The Russian Embassy in Dhaka today said that although they appreciated the gesture of Bangladeshi citizens who wanted to volunteer in the Russian military operation in Ukraine, there is no need for...

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022

Russia wants gas payments in roubles from April 1

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned "unfriendly" countries, including all EU members, that they would be cut off from Russian gas unless they opened an account in roubles to pay...

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Rossgram, the Russian Instagram, launches soon

Russian tech entrepreneurs are reportedly set to launch the Russian version of Instagram, Rossgram. This announcement follows the nationwide Instagram ban on Russia earlier this week.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

Russia condoles Bangladeshi sailor killed in missile attack

Russia has expressed condolences to the family of Bangladeshi sailor Hadisur Rahman, who was killed in a “missile attack” on board Banglar Samriddhi anchored at the Olvia port in Ukraine.

December 23, 2021
December 23, 2021

Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding": The uglier side of holiday parties

Two years ago, I read Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Christmas Tree and the Wedding”(1848), and even though I don’t celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense,

June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019

Drowning in waste, Russians fume over lack of recycling

Roman Yudakov points in the distance to a stinking mountain of trash looming over the Russian capital and sighs: "Take a look at our pyramid!"

May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019

Eiffel Tower climber 'admitted to psychiatric unit'

A man, believed to be Russian, who sparked a mass evacuation of the Eiffel Tower by scaling the iconic Paris landmark has been admitted to a psychiatric unit, legal sources say.