U.S. automaker Ford was forced to halt production at its plant near Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg due to strike, the company said on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Russia will never get involved in any efforts that could undermine world energy markets, the country's President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, Feb. 13, commenting on a possibility of forming an international gas cartel.
Sotheby's, the world's second-largest auction house, will $3.9 million in Russian modern and contemporary art at a London auction on Thursday, Feb. 15. This is Sotheby's first sale devoted to Russian contemporary art since 1988, when it sold $4 million worth in Moscow.
Acting Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov was sworn in as new president Wednesday at a session of the country's highest legislative body.
An passenger jet crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Tuesday, Russian news agencies reported, saying there were apparently only crew members aboard.
Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus has called on the EU to present a common front to Russia on matters of energy and democracy during a visit to the United States.