Many eligible draftees do not think the unofficial “war” against pro-Russian rebels is worth risking their lives.
The charges underscore the deepening tensions between Moscow and the West.
Both countries under Western-imposed sanctions could benefit economically from cooperation.
Farmers in many parts of Russia burn away the old year’s grass when the snow melts to prepare for the planting season.
The Russian security council secretary said Western nations wanted to turn Ukraine into an agrarian country.
Russia has opened official inquiry over a controversial video of a dance performance in the Russian city of Orenburg.
Vladimir Putin is the most influential person in the world — according to Time readers, at least.
The deal has been criticized by the United States and its allies.
Government and church officials are bringing pressure to bear on theatrical productions.
A pair of internationally-known Russian filmmakers are pitching a chain of fast-food restaurants to replace Western chains like McDonald’s in Russia.