Russia

December 20, 2011, 5am PST
It's on the scale of a Deepwater Horizon spill every 2 months - except that it's considered the cost of doing business. Aging pipes, lax oversight and inclement weather all combine to make an estimated 5 million tons of annual spillage.
AP via Yahoo Finance
August 24, 2011, 5am PDT
Officials in Russia are hoping to create their own version of Silicon Valley by luring tech companies to the Skolkovo innovation hub.
Financial Times
August 23, 2011, 8am PDT
Russian officials are pushing a plan to build a tunnel connecting Russian territory to the United States.
MSNBC
July 27, 2011, 12pm PDT
Officials in Moscow are pushing a plan to double the footprint of the city in order to ease congestion and overcrowding. Some worry sprawling development patters will follow.
Guardian
July 10, 2011, 11am PDT
Construction is underway to prepare the Russian resort city of Sochi for its hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics. But it's not just venues for the games that are being built.
The Voice of Russia
April 15, 2011, 10am PDT
The blog of Pavel Popelskii highlights illustrations from a time when Russia was looking towards a bright, space-age future, with nuclear-powered dirigibles and "super mega jet air cushion trains".
scienceillustration.mypage.ru
March 18, 2011, 11am PDT
As it prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Russian resort city of Sochi has transformed from a "blank slate" into the "world's biggest construction site".
Business Insider
December 18, 2010, 5am PST
Russian cities will be connected by high speed rail by the time the country hosts the 2018 World Cup, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Rianovosti
December 16, 2010, 7am PST
As Russia prepares to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are predicting that infrastructure projects will see a major boost.
The Moscow News
December 7, 2010, 5am PST
Russia has been developing a $2 billion alternative to the American GPS system. This week, a programming error sent 3 critical satellites crashing into the Pacific Ocean.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 20, 2010, 11am PST
A Russian construction company wants to build a 100,000-person city in an abandoned diamond mine, and cover it with a dome.
Wired UK
November 18, 2010, 11am PST
Stephen Smith critiques the new mayor's strategies for fighting congestion in the Russian city.
Market Urbanism
October 26, 2010, 6am PDT
With the debut of the latest map of the Moscow Metro, TheCityFix's Jonna McKone takes a look at mass transit maps from across the globe and chats with mapmaker Cameron Booth.
TheCityFix
October 25, 2010, 2pm PDT
In Samara, a Russian city on the Volga, a rich architecture of wooden buildings is quickly disappearing, thanks to corrupt government and thoughtless devleopers.
The Guardian U.K.
September 26, 2010, 5am PDT
Sochi, Russia, is set to play host to the Winter Olympics in 2014. Preparations are fast underway, with construction work happening practically around the clock.
The Voice of Russia
August 5, 2010, 8am PDT
Traffic has become thick and widespread throughout Moscow, where long lines of cars harken back to the dying days of the Soviet era.
The New Yorker
July 14, 2010, 2pm PDT
With the Russian spies being sent home, Clifford J. Levy wondered if they'd miss the comforts of U.S.-style suburban living. What he found is that today's Russia has imitated the way of life, including gated communities with American names.
The New York Times
June 17, 2010, 8am PDT
A new study shows that agricultural output in the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China will be three times as great as those in the developed world. Increasing urbanization is seen as one of the drivers of this growth
BBC
June 14, 2010, 10am PDT
The relatively tropical seaside resort of Sochi, Russia will play host to the 2014 Winter Olympics. But building the infrastructure to support those games has become a major challenge for officials.
The Vancouver Sun
June 4, 2010, 6am PDT
To help change the pattern of development in Russian cities, free courses are being offered to local architects about solving the problems facing the countries growing urban areas.
The Moscow Times