Thursday Dec 5
The Star Online
Russian force training to counter militants from Syria - Chechen leader
A unit of the Russian security forces is training to counter Islamist militants amid fears fighters in Syria will return to join insurgents in the North Caucasus, Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader said.
The St. Petersburg Times
Fiddler on the Roof Prizes Awarded
The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia held its 10th annual ceremony for the "Fiddler on the Roof" awards on Sunday, celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah while giving out prizes to the leading representatives of the Jewish community for the past year.
Russian tycoon Kerimov to sell stake in homebuilder PIK - report
Tycoon Suleiman Kerimov is further shrinking his investments in Russia with the sale of his stake in the country's biggest homebuilder PIK, daily paper Kommersant reported on Tuesday.
Chechnya's Forgotten Children Of The Holodomor
Lyuba was just a child when her family fled the "Holodomor," the devastating famine that swept through Soviet Ukraine in the early 1930s.
Russian police kill suspected Volgograd bus bomber in shootout -media
Russian police killed the main suspect in last month's bombing of a bus in Volgograd and several other suspected militants in Dagestan on Saturday, media reports said.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Kizlyarka: A military vodka with a tender character
Unlike proper vodkas, which are made of wheat or rye alcohol and artesian or spring water, Kizlyarka is a strong liquor - 45 percent alcoholic content - made of grape pomace.