Kommersant ("The Businessman") was founded in 1989 as the first business newspaper in the Russia. Originally a weekly, Kommersant is now a daily newspaper with strong political and business coverage. It has been owned since 2006 by Alisher Usmanov, the director of a subsidiary of Gazprom.


In Europe, Subtle Signs Of A Softening On Putin's Russia

There are still plenty in the European Union taking a hardline against the Kremlin. But a counter...


Cocaine In Galápagos? Cartels Use Ecuador As A Logistics Hub

QUITO — Stashes of cocaine kept in boats and dinghies in the remote Galápagos Islands. Dozens of operatives transporting narcotics on rivers across the border into Colombia. Over the past three ...


Generation Putin, Taking The Temperature Of Russian Youth

Ahead of next year's presidential election, where Vladimir Putin will seek a fourth term, you...


America Can’t Stop Talking About Us, A View From Moscow

Russia has become a main theme in the U.S. In part, perhaps, this is a sign of success of the Kre...


How Syrian Refugees In A Small Russian City Made It To School

NOGINSK — Knowledge Day falls on Sept. 1 and marks the traditional start of the school year in Russia. But for the children of Syrian refugees who ...


At Former Soviet Nuclear Test Site, “Best Not To Take Souvenirs”

Hundreds of atomic bombs were detonated at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in eastern Kazakhs...


Just About Everything In Your House Can Be Hacked

Israeli researchers recently showed how data can be stolen from an offline computer. But computer...


Anthrax, Bubonic Plague, Swine Fever — Russia's Strange Summer Of Diseases

Abnormally high temperatures triggered the outbreak of anthrax on Yamal peninsula. It's not the o...