Bolshoi Theatre opens season with "Don Carlos", and Covid-19 prevention measures
Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre opens its 245th season with "Don Carlos" by Giuseppe Verdi, starring the opera power couple Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov. Various Covid-19 prevention measures are in place to limit the risk for staff and audiences.
Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial
A Russian court sentences former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a case that strained ties with Washington and fuelled speculation of a prisoner swap. Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information as he stood in the dock with a sign that read "Sham trial!" and pleaded for US President Donald Trump to intervene in the case.
Mandatory wearing of masks and gloves on all Moscow public transport
Moscow's streets remain depopulated despite thousands of employees heading back to work. More than 500,000 Moscow employees in industry and construction have been authorized to return to work.
Oil price war: Saudi Arabia, US, Nigeria among big losers
While Riyadh's price war may be aimed at Moscow, it's likely to inflict greater pain on the kingdom and its OPEC allies. DW looks at how likely the global oil producers, including the US, are to weather this crisis.
Russia: Shooting near FSB intelligence offices in Moscow
A shooting took place near the headquarters of Russia's FSB security agency in Moscow. Russian media have identified the gunman who shot dead at least one FSB officer as a 39-year-old former private security guard.
Court fines Russia for forcing asylum-seekers to live in airport
Four men spent months sleeping on the floor in a busy transit area of Moscow's international airport, surviving on emergency food rations. Europe's rights court says Russia must now pay them compensation.
Russia's lone climate protester pushes for Fridays for Future movement
An estimated four million people took to the streets for the Global Climate Strike this week. But in Moscow, one demonstrator has been protesting alone for months, pushing for climate awareness and to create a movement.
Moscow's forgotten periphery
Moscow's Chertanovo district is a social flashpoint: Residents are poor, the area decrepit and the rich city center far away. And city planners warn that this inequality will only get worse if things don't change.