Photo of power lines in Russia.
As the world’s third largest consumer of energy, Russia has announced plans to modernize its energy infrastructure, expanding its use of the smart grid electrical framework to make its energy transmission more efficient and less wasteful. Smart grid...
Monday, December 22, 2014
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Photo of the main Caucasus mountain range which houses Mount Elbrus.
Inactive volcano Mount Elbrus is located in the Caucasus mountain range, and was formed more than 2.5 million years ago. Expert mountain climbers seek to mount its peak, which has an elevation of 18,510 feet. A major attraction for mountaineering and tourism in...
Monday, December 15, 2014
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Skating is a fun part of teh annual Russian Winter Festival.
The annual Russian Winter Festival returns to Moscow from December 25, 2014 – January 5, 2015. Visitors will be able to experience Russia’s cultural traditions for Christmas, the New Year, and “Svyatki,” the Orthodox Christmastide feast....
Monday, December 8, 2014
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Photo of the Fyodor Dostoevsky memorial at the Biblioteka Imeni Lenina metro station
Russian literature has astounded generations of readers with its profundity, comic relief and penetration into the human psyche. Below are 5 Russian novels considered to be some of the best ever written. Make sure to pick one up to read over the holidays!   Leo...
Monday, December 1, 2014
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Photo of the Kizhi pogost.
thinkRUSSIA explores Kizhi Island, home to various flora, fauna and the Kizhi Pogost, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kizhi Island is one of many islands in Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. The island’s name originates from the word kizharsuari,...
Monday, November 24, 2014
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Photo of power lines in Russia.
Photo of the main Caucasus mountain range which houses Mount Elbrus.
Skating is a fun part of teh annual Russian Winter Festival.
Photo of the Fyodor Dostoevsky memorial at the Biblioteka Imeni Lenina metro station
Photo of the Kizhi pogost.

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thinkRUSSIA meets Fabrice Disdier, director of CREF-R Moscow (center for Language learning) and president of the entrepreneurship committee at the French-Russian Chamber of...

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Russia has one of the world’s 10 most important fishery industries with an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 7.6 million km² that provides access to one of the...

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Photo of power lines in Russia.
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As the world’s third largest consumer of energy, Russia has announced plans to modernize its energy infrastructure, expanding its use of the smart grid electrical framework...

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