"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Rosneft's quarterly net profit fell by 75 percent as crude oil prices declined, but Russia's top oil producer also blamed heavy investment in the period.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has tried to reassure ordinary Russians about the state of the country's economy.
Russia's central bank has left its main lending rate at 11 percent and signalled that it is not looking at cuts to the cost of borrowing anytime soon as it focuses on keeping inflation under control.
Russian car ,manufacturer Avtovaz has dumped its chief executive Bo Andersson after the Lada maker reported a record loss following slumping sales.
Russian central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina says the bulk of banking loans in Russia should be in roubles to minimise risks related to currency fluctuations.
The authorities in Moscow have defended their right to demolish small businesses they say are illegal and unsafe. Last week they sent bulldozers to
Russia is enjoying a tourism boom of Chinese visitors who have become the largest group of foreign visitors with numbers more than doubling last year compared with 2014.
Russia's economy is set to dip deeper into recession according to the latest central bank forecasts as the Kremlin looks at selling stakes in state owned companies.
Russia's economy contracted by 3.7 percent in 2015 according to the government statistics service in Moscow. They said retail sales fell by 10 percent and capital investment by 8.4 percent.
The rouble slumped to new record lows on Thursday, threatening more hardship for ordinary Russians, but the Kremlin denied the currency was collapsing.
Russia has put into force measures to keep a closer eye on exchanges from rubles to foreign currency. The Russian Central Bank has decreed that
Russian crude oil exports to Asian countries have increased by almost a quarter this year according to data compiled by Reuters. Sales rose 23
The Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Iran in eight years has held talks with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Ostensibly for a
Russia’s central bank has cut its main lending rate by one percent as inflation slows and the economy struggles.
After a scheduled monetary policy
Sanctions-hit Russian bank Sberbank has reported better-than-expected profits, even if they are 58% down on the previous year.
Sberbank made a Q1
Russian President Vladimir Putin, hosting a business forum in Moscow, has told domestic industries they should expand before western sanctions are
With the rouble at a six-month high Russia’s central bank has resumed buying foreign currency, a sign the government thinks it’s high
Concerning everything Russians want to know about their president’s worldview, once a year, Vladimir Putin accepts their questions, sent through a
Today sees the introduction of the Russian national payment card.
The move is a response to global sanctions imposed against Russia by the EU and
The collapse of Russia’s rouble has triggered protests by people trapped in dollar-dominated mortgages.
On Sunday, members of the Russian Foreign