When the golden arches opened, Russians marveled at how it differed from local restaurants: friendly service and plastic packaging.
Once again, a professor of Russian history says, ordinary Russians will be "the ones who shoulder the daily burden."
How can the lesson of producing too many tiny, useless nails inform the Federal Reserve's decision to control inflation?
The Bolshoi Theater has managed to stay vibrant and active through the Russian nation's colorful history.
An increase in extreme weather in 2011 has lead to one of the most expensive years for insurance claims. It's also turning out to be a record year for sheep rustlers on the lamb in the English countryside, where a record number of sheep have gone missing this year. Plus, China and Japan make a currency deal, Detroit girds for possible state takeover, and more top headlines from around the globe on this day after Christmas.