NSW yabbies on alert to protect St Petersburg's fresh water

NSW yabbies on alert to protect St Petersburg's fresh water

September 18, 2013 Eddie Tsyrlin, special to RBTH Asia Pacific

If asked to picture a yabby, it's easy to imagine a small freshwater crab you can catch in a farm dam with a piece of old meat attached to a string. Kids keep them in aquariums or they end up on our plates, served with a bottle of beer.

Ballet troupe travels around Australia

Ballet troupe travels around Australia

September 18, 2013 Graham Osborne, special to RBTH Asia Pacific

Former Bolshoi Ballet rebel Gediminas Taranda leads the popular Imperial Russian Ballet Company back to Australia this month for a 24-city tour featuring classical performances of The Nutcracker and Bolero.

Barriers to the popularity of Australian wine in Russia

Barriers to the popularity of Australian wine in Russia

August 6, 2013 Irina Drubachevskaya, special for RBTH Asia Pacific

While Australian Shiraz is well known in Russia, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay can readily be found, Russians have limited knowledge or interest in wines from Down Under. The choice of Australian wines in Russian restaurants, for example, is very limited; in fact, New Zealand wines are better represented

Russian, Australian partners announce coal-based gas-to-liquids project

Russian, Australian partners announce coal-based gas-to-liquids project

June 21, 2013 Natalia Skorlygina, Kommersant

Russia’s YakutMineral, owned by the tycoon Roman Abramovich, and Australia’s Linc Energy have signed an agreement to conduct a feasibility study for a new underground coal gasification facility in the Russian Far East. The coal gas will then be used

Australian conductor climbs the ‘Musical Olympus’ in St. Petersburg

Australian conductor climbs the ‘Musical Olympus’ in St. Petersburg

June 7, 2013 Igor Zubov, Yulia Martynova, special to RBTH Asia

The 18th Musical Olympus Festival recently took place in St. Petersburg. The Australian conductor Daniel Smith, one of the festival's performers, shared his impressions of the event with RBTH Asia

On the hunt for forest treasures

On the hunt for forest treasures

June 4, 2013 Varia Karipoff, special to RBTH Asia

Mushrooms are revered and beloved in Russian food culture – they’re more than just a food. Thousands of miles from Russia, but just 40 minutes North West of Melbourne, we make our way down Black Forest Drive to pick up some mushrooms the Russian way

A hooligans game played by gentlemen

A hooligans game played by gentlemen

May 7, 2013 Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador, exclusively for RBTH Asia

In just under two months’ time, one of the world’s most exciting sporting tournaments, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, will get under way at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, home to the historic 1980 Olympic Games

Why Australia should scratch the F-35 and fly Sukhois

Why Australia should scratch the F-35 and fly Sukhois

April 8, 2013 Rakesh Krishnan Simha, special to RBTH Asia

The F-35 Lighting was the first choice of the Australian air force. But several thunderbolts have struck the stealth aircraft, including the arrival of new generation Sukhois that are skewing the odds against the Australians

Preparations for APEC summit going on

Preparations for APEC summit going on

August 9, 2012 Anatoly Novoseolov, The Voice of Russia

The APEC Telecommunications and Information Ministerial Meeting agreed on bridging the digital technology gap and capabilities of the member states at a special gathering in St. Petersburg

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