Former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov approved a new privatization program before his ouster two weeks ago, Kommersant reported, without citing anyone.
More than ten years ago, Vladimir Putin came to power partly on a wave of nationalist sentiment. Judging from the mood at a recent demonstration, Russia's nationalists no longer hold him in such high esteem.
Moscow’s bonds are rallying to a record high as optimism in the capital’s finances outweigh concern that a heat wave may trim Russian gross domestic product because of spreading fires and drought.
Nikolai nods to the camouflaged guards as he enters a nightclub in central Moscow before heading to a room tucked behind a glass wall.