Articles by Jeremy Ventuso



Getting an Authentic Taste of Havana

Though recent rumors regarding the possibility of Russian strategic bombers refueling on Cuba and allusions to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis might amount to nothing more than a lot of hot air, a Cuban base of sorts has opened its doors for business right in the heart of Moscow.

The Art of Science

An exhibition of work by young artists examines the artistic possibilities of new developments in science.

New Auto Terminal Opened

The first in a series of new terminals designed to increase the volume of cars carried by rail across the country was unveiled 90 kilometers south of Moscow on Wednesday.

Mordashov Boosts TUI Stake to 15%

Billionaire Alexei Mordashov has increased its stake in German tourism and shipping giant TUI to 15.03 percent, the company announced Monday.

Party in the Park

Afisha's Picnic festival takes place at Kolomenskoye.

Baturina Denies Buying $100M Estate

Yelena Baturina, the country's wealthiest woman and wife of Mayor Yury Luzhkov, on Wednesday denied a report in a British newspaper that she had bought a luxurious London residence for $100 million.

Chemezov Granted Stakes in 426 Firms

President Dmitry Medvedev has approved the transfer of the state's assets in 426 companies to Russian Technologies, a move that ends months of intragovernmental wrangling over the formation of the vast state corporation.

Finance Ministry Says Reserves in No Danger

The Finance Ministry has moved to stave off worries that the troubles at U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose a threat to the countryТs gold and foreign currency reserves or the more than $157 billion it has salted away from taxes on energy exports.

Drawing the Big Picture

The Moscow House of Artists is exhibiting poster art.

A New Day for Family, Love and Fidelity

Russians already splurge on tulips for International WomenТs Day and heart-shaped knickknacks for St. ValentineТs Day.

The World Through a Lens

The World Press Photo Exhibition showcases the highlights of this year's competition entries at the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art.

Stavropol's Top Cop Investigated

The Interior Ministry's top official in the Stavropol region is under investigation on suspicion of conducting illegal surveillance and abuse of office, the Investigative Committee said Monday.

Uncensored Art

A retrospective on glasnost and perestroika opens.