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More than sea-mantics: the legal status of the Caspian Sea

For decades, the question of how to delimit the Caspian Sea among its five surrounding states has proven unanswerable. Last year’s landmark convention provided a breakthrough that may deliver commercial and security benefits

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A nightmarish journey to London, via Russia

When stranded in Moscow without a visa, Elizabeth Matsangou found herself treated as a criminal, not a dissatisfied customer

Meet in Moscow at the Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Centre

In a scenic district of Moscow, The Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Centre is an attractive, professional venue for your next Russian venture

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The dark side of dance: knives are out at Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet

Acid attacks, allegations of sexual exploitation and private disputes have rocked Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet – Rita Lobo looks at what the future holds for the company

Mother Russia

Recent exciting investments in service and amenities have ensured that Moscow’s four-star Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Centre continues to excel in guest satisfaction


The final frontier

We may be a few years away from fully-fledged space tourism, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on those space-walking skills now. Welcome aboard a unique trip to the heart of the Russian international space programme.


The power-house nation

Boasting some of the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, and allies that defy political and geographical barriers, Russia is well placed to become an energy superpower of the 21st Century. Jenny Skidalski reports


Moscow moments

Having racked up a reputation as a most viable business centre, the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel attracts an increasing roster of global business and has been named Best Business Hotel in Russia

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Rooms to inspire

Offering all the convenience of a private residence in the heart of Moscow, Hotel Pokrovka has been named Best Luxury Hotel – Russia


From Russia with love

After an extensive three-year refurbishment, the Rezidor Hotel Group opened the doors of the stunning Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow in April 2010


In from the cold

Travelling by train has often been synonymous with high class style and celebrity chic, and with rail travel fast becoming the staple preserve of fashionistas and green buffs alike, we examine the glorious journeys to be had on the trans-Siberian rail road


No wonder the Cold War ended…

The pen is mightier than the hammer and sickle