Russia Update: Bloggers Get Stalin Billboard Removed in Dagestan

May 8, 2015

The Russian spaceship Progress, which had fallen out of orbit last week, burned up in the earth’s atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. UPDATES BELOW Russia This […]

Russian Foreign Ministry Says US Should Do Yoga and Stop Worrying About Crimea

April 3, 2014

Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, has given an interview to Interfax on Russia-US relations following the Crimean annexation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs published it on their own website (in Russian) and translated below. – Ed. Question: Relations with the US are going through perhaps the worst period in the last 20 years. Washington […]

Americans May Lose Russian Rocket Engines

August 28, 2013

The Russian Federation Security Council is deciding the question of prohibiting the export of RD-180 engines to the USA for the Atlas family of rockets. The Atlas rockets have played an important role in several U.S. space missions, especially since the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Atlas V rockets launched the Mars rover¬†Curiosity¬†into […]