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Thousands took to Russia’s streets chanting ‘Putin is a thief’ in new protests against Alexei Navalny’s imprisonment

Protests against the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, continue. Russian police have now detained over 500 people this weekend, according to the OVD-info monitoring group. Navalny spoke from his detention centre in Moscow, telling supporters: “The majority are on our side. Let’s wake them up.” Visit Business Insider’s […]
Thousands took to Russia’s streets chanting ‘Putin is a thief’ in new protests against Alexei Navalny’s imprisonment
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Look inside a billionaire developer’s $140 million ‘spaceship house’ in a Russian forest, which has an underground nightclub and a master bedroom that soars 100 feet in the air

In a forest outside of Moscow sits a $US140 million futuristic-looking “spaceship house.” The home was commissioned by Vladislav Doronin, a 57-year-old billionaire real-estate developer and owner of Aman Resorts who once dated Naomi Campbell. The 36,000-square-foot house features a master bedroom set at the top of a 100-foot tower, […]
Look inside a billionaire developer’s $140 million ‘spaceship house’ in a Russian forest, which has an underground nightclub and a master bedroom that soars 100 feet in the air
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Moscow is lifting its coronavirus lockdown despite thousands of new cases, as it prepares for a massive military parade and a referendum to extend Putin’s rule

Moscow’s coronavirus lockdown, in place since March 30, was lifted on Tuesday. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced the easing of restrictions on Monday, when the city reported just over 2,000 new infections. It will allow a massive military parade to go ahead in Red Square, as well as a referendum […]
Moscow is lifting its coronavirus lockdown despite thousands of new cases, as it prepares for a massive military parade and a referendum to extend Putin’s rule
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Satellite images reveal Russia is rapidly building a 500-bed hospital in a field outside Moscow to handle a surge in coronavirus cases

Russia has reported relatively few cases of novel coronavirus infections compared to other countries. However, experts question Russia’s claims that the country has been mostly insulated from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. News reports show hundreds of workers constructing a roughly 500-bed hospital about 31 miles (50 kilometers) […]
Satellite images reveal Russia is rapidly building a 500-bed hospital in a field outside Moscow to handle a surge in coronavirus cases
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I splurged on a $60 lunch at an iconic Moscow restaurant that’s inside an 18th-century Russian aristocrat’s mansion. Here’s what it was like.

Café Pushkin is the one of the most iconic restaurants in Moscow. Named after Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin, the restaurant opened in 1999 in a renovated 18th-century Baroque mansion in central Moscow. It has more than 8,100 reviews on TripAdvisor, with some describing it as “legendary,” “iconic,” and “like visiting […]
I splurged on a $60 lunch at an iconic Moscow restaurant that’s inside an 18th-century Russian aristocrat’s mansion. Here’s what it was like.
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A luxury building on Moscow’s ‘Golden Mile’ is home to Russian businessmen, celebrities, and athletes. I got a look inside, and its 15 residences were totally different from high-end condos I’ve toured in NYC.

Moscow’s“Golden Mile” is home to some of the city’s most expensive real estate. Homes cost, on average, $US2 million in older buildings and $US3.5 million in new construction buildings, according to Sotheby’s International Realty. Russian government officials, celebrities, and families with “old money” call the area home, according to Sotheby’s. […]
A luxury building on Moscow’s ‘Golden Mile’ is home to Russian businessmen, celebrities, and athletes. I got a look inside, and its 15 residences were totally different from high-end condos I’ve toured in NYC.
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I spent 12 days in Russia, where I rode on the world’s longest train line and spent a night in an $18,000 hotel suite — but the most memorable part of my trip was a visit to a bathhouse

Earlier this year, I spent 12 days travelling through Russia for Business Insider. I went inside the Kremlin in Moscow, visited a diamond mine in Siberia, and spent two days riding the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. But the most memorable part of my trip was a visit to a 200-year-old traditional […]
I spent 12 days in Russia, where I rode on the world’s longest train line and spent a night in an $18,000 hotel suite — but the most memorable part of my trip was a visit to a bathhouse
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I walked through Moscow’s ‘Golden Mile,’ one of the city’s most expensive neighbourhoods, and got a glimpse of what most photos don’t show you: It’s a mix of the old, the new, and the abandoned

Moscow’s“Golden Mile” is home to some of the city’s most expensive real estate. The neighbourhood spans the area between Ostozhenka Street and the Moscow River in the centre of the city. Russian government officials, celebrities, and families with “old money” call the area home, according to Olga Novikova of Moscow […]
I walked through Moscow’s ‘Golden Mile,’ one of the city’s most expensive neighbourhoods, and got a glimpse of what most photos don’t show you: It’s a mix of the old, the new, and the abandoned
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A drive through the exclusive Moscow suburb that’s been compared to Beverly Hills and where homes go for up to $80 million made it clear where ultra-wealthy Russians’ priorities lie: privacy and security

A ritzy Moscow suburb called Rublyovka is home to some of Russia’s most expensive real estate. In Rublyovka, the area surrounding the Rublyovskoye highway, government officials and wealthy businesspeople live in homes that cost up to $US80 million, according to Moscow Sotheby’s International Realty. President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister […]
A drive through the exclusive Moscow suburb that’s been compared to Beverly Hills and where homes go for up to $80 million made it clear where ultra-wealthy Russians’ priorities lie: privacy and security
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In the suburbs of Moscow, 2 winding highways are home to some of Russia’s most expensive real estate — and they tell very different tales of the country’s wealth

In the suburbs of Moscow, two winding highways are home to some of Russia’s most expensive real estate. In Rublyovka, the ritzy suburb surrounding the Rublyovskoye highway, government officials and wealthy businesspeople live in homes that cost up to $US80 million, hidden behind high walls lined with security cameras. And […]
In the suburbs of Moscow, 2 winding highways are home to some of Russia’s most expensive real estate — and they tell very different tales of the country’s wealth
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I spent a night in the $18,000-a-night presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow made infamous by the Steele dossier. Here’s what it was like.

Ritz-Carlton‘s $US18,000-a-night presidential suite in Moscow has hosted high-profile guests including Barack and Michelle Obama. But perhaps most infamously, the suite garnered international attention after it was mentioned in the Steele Dossier, an intelligence report that included unverified claims of an alleged night’s stay in the suite by Donald Trump […]
I spent a night in the $18,000-a-night presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow made infamous by the Steele dossier. Here’s what it was like.
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The Kremlin is the official residence of President Vladimir Putin. It’s protected by an elite military regiment and has walls up to 21 feet thick — here’s a look inside.

The Kremlin is a fortified complex in the centre of Moscow, Russia, made up of more than 15 buildings, 20 towers, and more than 1.5 miles of walls that are up to 21 feet thick. Since 1991, it’s been the official residence of Russia’s president, currently President Vladimir Putin. The […]
The Kremlin is the official residence of President Vladimir Putin. It’s protected by an elite military regiment and has walls up to 21 feet thick — here’s a look inside.