Articles by Maria Evdokimova



Navalny: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Uses Undeclared Lavish Private Plane

A report by Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation accused First Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov of using an undeclared $62-million private business jet.

Russia Cuts Funding for HIV Treatment

RussiaТs regions have received 10 to 30 percent less funding for HIV medication than planned, the Kommersant newspaper reported Tuesday.

Poroshenko Says Ukraine Has Fulfilled Minsk Agreements

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Monday that Kiev has fully implemented the Minsk agreements, the RBC news agency reported.

I Am Not Afraid to Speak: Russian Online Flash Mob Condemns Sexual Violence

Thousands of women in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus have taken to social media to share their experiences of sexual violence in an online flash mob.

Ban on Smacking Children Violates Scripture, Says Russian Church

The Russian Orthodox Church has denounced new laws against smacking children as a Уviolation of the Holy Scripture.Ф

Russian Athletics Team Ineligible for the Olympics

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has decided to uphold its ban against Russia's track and field athletes, the federation announced Friday.

Janitor Demands $3M as Face of Russian Chocolate Bar 'Alyonka'

A janitor has asked confectionery manufacturer Krasny Oktyabr to give her $3 million for use of her picture on Russia's most famous chocolate bar, the Life news agency reported Thursday.

Kadyrov Gets Putin's Support, Will Run in Elections

President Vladimir Putin has shown his support for Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov by appointing him acting head of the Russian republic of Chechnya until the September elections, by a decree signed on Friday.

Poroshenko's Letter Urging Savchenko to End Hunger Strike Fake

Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has stopped her hunger strike. However, the letter from Ukrainian President urging her to stop the hunger strike was a fake planted by the Kremlin, the lawyers claim.

Russian Tennis Champion Sharapova Fails Drug Test

Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova said Monday she had tested positive at Australian Open for a recently banned drug that she had been taking for a decade for health reasons.

Russian Train Engineer Detained for Planning Terror Attack

Federal Security Service (FSB) officers detained a man working as an assistant railway engineer in Russia's southern Krasnodar region for planning an explosion on board a train, the TASS news agency reported Monday, citing an unidentified FSB spokesperson.

Moscow Security Guard Nabbed Over Claim He Tased 7-Year-Old Suspected Ice Cream Thief

A security guard has been detained following reports that he used a taser to subdue a 7-year-old suspected ice cream thief, news agency RIA Novosti reported Monday.

'Enviable' Russian Beauties Compete in Unusual Beauty Contest

Models from across Russia will gather in the Moscow suburb of Zavidovo to compete in a beauty pageant featuring contestants of all shapes and sizes.

Night of the Unexpected Fills Winzavod With Music and Dance

Russian artists have long held a reputation for innovative and bizarre performance art. However, though the many conceptual schools that sprang up in Moscow in the early '90s competed for attention by staging shocking group performances, over the last decade the Moscow art scene has grown less wild and more institutionalized.

Avdeyev Mixes Myths In New Enameled Art

Svetlana Sazhina's gallery opened a new enamel art works exhibition Friday in which creator Andrei Avdeyev presented nearly 20 exhibits of different sizes from his new series "Atlantises."

Instaart Presents Art Through Instagram Filters

Instaart, a new exhibition of Instagram photography, has grabbed the attention of Moscow's social media crowd. The exhibit, which opened at Vauxhall Center last Friday, is part of the parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.