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Last Day of Maslenitsa Festival

Last Day of Maslenitsa Festival

Russians play with snow during Maslenitsa in Gatchina, Leningrad Region, Russia, Feb. 26, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Lu Jinbo> news@theasian.asia

Russia Celebrates Defenders of the Fatherland Day

Russia Celebrates Defenders of the Fatherland Day

Performers attend the reenactment of battles during celebration of Defenders of the Fatherland Day in St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 23, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Lu Jinbo> news@theasian.asia

Paper Lantern With Love Wish

Paper Lantern With Love Wish

Couples fly floating paper lanterns to mark the Valentine’s Day in Moscow, Feb. 14, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Jiang Kehong> news@theasian.asia

Russia to suspend children adoption by U.S. citizens

Russia to suspend children adoption by U.S. citizens

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday signaled that Moscow may temporarily suspend adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens following a series of mistreatment allegedly committed by American adoptive parents. In a statement posted on its website, the ministry listed a string of cases about U.S. adoptive parents’ abuses of Russian children, saying that it […]

Flower Consoles Casualties’ Grief

Flower Consoles Casualties’ Grief

A flower is seen on the ground at the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad in St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 27, 2012, marking the end of the Siege of Leningrad. The battle, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and the most costly in […]

Spring Festival Celebration With Diving

Spring Festival Celebration With Diving

Russian and Chinese winter swimmers show their diving skills in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 25, 2012. A joint performance of winter swimming was given by Chinese and Russian swimmers in Harbin during the Spring Festival holiday, to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, which fell on Jan. 23 this year.  <Photo: […]

Russia Opposes Iran Sanction

Russia Opposes Iran Sanction

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, Jan. 18, 2012. Russia opposes any military strikes or unilateral sanctions against Iran, Lavrov said Wednesday. <Photo: Xinhua/Li Yong> news@theasian.asia    

Fire Works Celebrates New Year in Russia

Fire Works Celebrates New Year in Russia

Fire works are seen over the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 1, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Zeng Jianguo> news@theasian.asia

Russia Blastoff Soyuz with 3 Astronauts

Russia Blastoff Soyuz with 3 Astronauts

Photo released by NASA shows astronauts waving goodbye from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Dec. 21, 2011. A Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) blasted off from Russia’s launch facility in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. <Photo: Xinhua/NASA> news@theasian.asia    

Drilling Ship Overturned···Two Dead

Drilling Ship Overturned···Two Dead

A snapshot of a computer screen, taken on Dec. 18, 2011, shows the location of an overturned drilling platform, in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s Far East. Two people were dead and 51 missing after a drilling platform with 67 people on board overturned in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s Far East on […]

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