Iryna Trauger

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For the travelers: This website notifies you of incredible airfare deals

It was 2 a.m. on Christmas Day last year, and Zachary Cohn was browsing travel sites in search of an airline ticket. His timing, it turned out, was …

New York City

Crimea - a year in Russian hands | DW | 15.03.2015

When the weather is stormy in the Kerch Strait east of Crimea, the ferry connection to mainland Russia can sometimes be interrupted for days. Traffic …

Russia

Putin’s Power Projection: It’s All About Energy and the Black Sea

Russia’s president knows exactly what he wants, and it’s not eastern Ukraine. His interests are all about oil and gas and supply routes. The rest is …

Russia

Markets mostly not fazed by S&P's downgrading of Russia's credit rating to junk level

There was a muted reaction on Russia’s financial markets to Monday’s downgrade of the country’s sovereign credit rating by the Standard & Poor’s ratings agency.<p>The rouble fell and the cost of borrowing rose for the Russian government, but investors had anticipated the downgrade which was to below …

Dow Jones

Richard III: Legitimate Questions

The recent publication by the University of Leicester of the DNA of Richard III’s bones is, according to some newspapers, shocking. The Y-chromosome …

Genealogy

Tudor dining: a guide to food and status in the 16th century

What, how and where people ate in Tudor times depended greatly on who they were: the rich nobility enjoyed lavish feasts of meat, seafood and sugary …