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Residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg against the backdrop of rainy June showed an increased interest in the delivery of food to home and buying sweaters.


The Viennese Ball in Moscow is rightfully considered to be one of the most significant events in the world ballroom calendar. About 2,000 guests from different cities and countries attend it annually. This year, a record number of debutants, 120 couples took part in the opening ceremony. In connection with its fifteenth birthday, the ball was called "Crystal", which was reflected in the decoration of the hall.


The number of searches in relation to Russian brands has increased one and a half times, on the average, according to the study.


The most probable New Years presents are an electric coffeepot for women and a razor or a fitness bracelet for men, children are likely to get erector sets, quadrocopters and dolls.


The sales of clothes with an appeal for a cup of Rusiano began to appear on the Internet.


Russians are more likely to choose food of lower quality, save on everyday comfort and road safety.


The Russian consumer confidence index calculated by the Nielsen Company renewed its historical minimum in the first quarter of 2016, falling down to 63 points (in the first quarter of 2015 it made up 72 points). This is the lowest value over all 11 years of observations.


Russian consumers tend to buy food products from domestic producers, and non-food products - from international ones.


Forbes magazine published a ranking of unmarried businessmen from the first hundred of the list of richest Russians.


After ratification of the document in Russia it will be required to develop new measures of regulating the activity of enterprises for reduction of greenhouse gases and transition to new technologies.


Exhibition of paintings by Valentin Serov in the Tretyakov Art Gallery became the most visited museums in the history of museums of the USSR and Russia.


Moscow municipal administration has launched an interactive map of segregated waste collection points and recycling collection centres.


Muscovites will be able to report about ethnic conflicts to authorities in charge. A center for complaints on national tension will be founded in Moscow.


The Gutseriev family of Russian businessmen - Mikhail, his brothers Sait-Salam and Khamzat, his nephew Mikhail Shishkhanov has won the first place in the ranking of the richest clans, according to Forbes.


XIII Viennese Ball was held in Moscow with traditional success.


Capital parks are going to rent out selfie sticks devices allowing to fix a phone or a camera to take a shot at a distance. This makes it easier to capture people posing for a photographer in one shot.


Experts from Russia's biggest search engine - Yandex - have analysed the most popular words, names and word combinations Russian people searched in 2014. We've prepared the short 'Year in Search' summary for you.


The fragments of the Vostok-1 rocket with the signature of Yuri Gagarin were sold at the auction in Berlin for 7.5 thousand euros. The auction was organized by the auction house Auctionata, and the rocket fragment, a small piece of metal of the size 5.8 x 4.3 centimeters, was the lot number 69. The starting price of the lot was designated as three thousand euros. The auction itself is called Soviet Space Memorabilia.


According to the Public Opinion Foundation (POF), only 48% of Russians know who the bloggers are. Besides, only 18% of respondents heard of the law, according to which the requirements applied to the blogs with a daily attendance of more than 3 thousand were the same as to the mass media. In any case, half of them give the positive estimation of the law. Sociologists stress it that the citizens perceive bloggers as irresponsible, but influential people.


We have prepared an overview that might seem useful during warm summer days in Moscow. Below is a list for those who search for the places to sunbathe, swim and relax.


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