Articles by Alissa de Carbonnel



Russia Poised to Breach Mysterious Antarctic Lake

  • 10 February 11
  • Reuters
For 15 million years, an icebound lake has remained sealed deep beneath Antarctica's frozen crust, possibly hiding prehistoric or unknown life. Now Russian scientists are on the brink of piercing through to its secrets.

Russia, China Pledge to Save the Tiger

  • 24 November 10
  • Reuters
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday agreed with other Asian nations to try to double the world's wild tiger population by 2022 and save it from extinction.

Ask the Chef

Eric le Provos, of France, is the head chef at The Most.

Chess Star Makes a Move

French grandmaster Joel Lautier now applies his strategic thinking to Russian business.

Your Body As a Canvas

Getting inked is addictive, said visitors to the capital's first international tattoo convention.

Ask the Chef

Seiji Kusano, from the northwest of Tokyo, is the head chef at Japanese restaurant Seiji.

The Understated and the Overblown

As you step from the street into the hallway curtained with heavy, red velvet, a vague light ahead is the only indication of the overpowering decor that awaits. Gold leaf and trompe l'oeil murals set the mood at The Most, a restaurant opened in April by businessman Alexander Mamut.

Out of the Public Eye

At the Tretyakov Gallery, a team of restorers uses homespun methods to revive the collection of Russian art.

Out of the Public Eye

At the Tretyakov Gallery, a team of restorers uses homespun methods to revive the collection of Russian art.

Bringing the Past to Life

Enthusiasts in Kaliningrad re-enact the Battle of Friedland, where Napoleon defeated the Russians.

Bringing the Past to Life

Enthusiasts in Kaliningrad re-enact the Battle of Friedland, where Napoleon defeated the Russians.

Tourist Tide Heads Homeward

Ever more Russian tourists are rediscovering the charms of their own country's attractions and choosing to vacation closer to home.

Secrets of an Exiled Prince

How did the private papers of Prince Felix Yusupov - mystic, exile and leader of the conspiracy to kill Rasputin - end up in the hands of a Mexican artist?

Secrets of an Exiled Prince

How did the private papers of Prince Felix Yusupov - mystic, exile and leader of the conspiracy to kill Rasputin - end up in the hands of a Mexican artist?

Russia Faces Rougher Ride After French Vote

Even before the votes are counted in this Sunday's French presidential runoff election, one thing is certain: Russia's relationship with France is going to change.