Food distributor Boris Akimov is on a mission to get Russians eating organic, local food, not pizza and burgers.
Russian authorities halted their search on Sunday for the meteorite that struck the Urals, leaving about 1 200 people injured.
The US is escalating the risks of a currency war, Brics nations say. Matt Quigley explores the consequences if the US doesn't "knock it off".
A Soyuz capsule with two Russians and an American on board has touched down safely in mild weather on the sweeping steppes of central Kazakhstan.
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has urged Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime to protect the 300 ceasefire monitors due in Syria next week.
The rising profile of the Brics has reshaped the geopolitical economy and this has given rise to the idea of setting up a development bank.
A twin-engine ATR-72 plane with 43 people aboard has crashed in Siberia, killing at least 16 while 12 survivors were rushed to hospital.
South Africa's inclusion into Brics has been a political triumph, but the real challenges are about to start.
Brics members -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are expected to begin cross-listing financial products.
Leaders of the emerging world will discuss the creation of a new development bank at a summit shadowed by protests against the Chinese president.
President Jacob Zuma intends to position SA as a global force representing emerging African economies in international platforms at the Brics summit.
South Africa's ambassador to Russia believes the African powerhouse should be used as a gateway to create business opportunities on the continent.
Syrian forces sent shells crashing into a rebel Homs neighbourhood for a seventh straight day, hours after Russia warned Damascus to avoid civil war.
A leading investment banker says South Africa's gate-crashing of the political bloc defies logic because of the country's lack of economic clout.
The United States has delegated Russia to talk some sense into Iran in order to avoid military strikes from Israel.
Was it fear, was it rage -- or was the ex-KGB tough guy exploring his feminine side when he wept during during his victory speech?
A female suicide bomber who was the widow of an Islamist militant killed five police officers when she blew herself up at a checkpoint in Dagestan.
Russia's opposition is worried that Vladimir Putin is resorting to old tactics to crush dissent after riot police detained hundreds of protesters.
Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained among those arrested after one of the biggest protests in Moscow for years.
A journalist infiltrated and followed a group of what he called "carousel" voters, people who are allegedly paid to vote for a specific candidate.