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.
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.
May 28, 2010, 2pm PDT
Russian Leonid Murlyanchik has been building his own subway system underneath his neighborhood since 1984. He intends to run cars through it that will carry 3-4 persons each.
February 8, 2010, 7am PST
Environmentalists in Russia are fuming over plans to construct a resort in the middle of a nature preserve near the 2014 Winter Olympics host city of Sochi.
December 31, 2009, 8am PST
The population of Russia is on the rise for the first time since 1995, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
December 9, 2009, 11am PST
Citing street sweeping costs, Moscow's mayor has said the city may start seeding the clouds to reduce snowfall.
September 26, 2009, 5am PDT
Siemens has retrofitted trains for cold Russian winters; they are being rolled out now between Moscow and St. Petersburg and could be a model for American HSR.
September 15, 2009, 7am PDT
The economic downturn has brought much development in Moscow to a halt. But for some preservationists, that's a good thing.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 21, 2009, 1pm PDT
A recent breach in the largest hydroelectric dam in Russia highlights the dangers posed by undermaintained Soviet era infrastructure.
July 25, 2009, 7am PDT
Moscow's architectural heritage is in danger, according to a new report on preservation in the city.
July 11, 2009, 5am PDT
A Russian manufacturer has announced plans to build a nuclear energy plant on a floating platform near the Bering Sea.
May 19, 2009, 7am PDT
Sochi, Russia, is set to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. But work on the site has hardly begun, according to this report from <em>The Moscow Times</em>.
April 27, 2009, 1pm PDT
The Russian government is building a 2-mile bridge from Vladivostok to a tiny island in preparation for the 2012 Asia Pacific Economic Summit. Many in the country say the $1 billion plan is a waste of money and a bridge to nowhere.
April 10, 2009, 2pm PDT
Dogs in Moscow have learned to ride the subway to and from "work".
March 10, 2009, 5am PDT
Half a year after the area erupted in violence, the South Ossetia region of Georgia is struggling to rebuild.
International Herald Tribune
November 20, 2008, 8am PST
As it prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, the beachfront Russian city of Sochi is hoping to become an attractive resort city. Money is flowing and development is under way, but some expect growing pains.
October 28, 2008, 5am PDT
Russia's economic transformation due to its oil wealth is well-known, but not so the state of its public health which shows an alarming contrasting picture.
May 20, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>American-style malls are cropping up in Siberia, and gobbling up land, to enable once-isolated Russians to consume in ways that might have been unimaginable a generation ago.</p>
April 1, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Former Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced his intentions to propose that Russia and the United States move forward with plans from the early 20th century to build a 64-mile tunnel between the two countries.</p>
March 13, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In order to raise money to provide much-needed housing for its soldiers, the Russian Army has plans to auction of millions of dollars worth of property -- from huge mansions to entire towns.</p>