The World: Moscow - New York Times launches Russian edition

The New York Times has expanded into Russia with the launch of its weekly edition, published as a supplement in the Russian daily Izvestia.

The supplement, which carries news and commentary from the US on world affairs, business and culture, will be published in English each Monday.

"This arrangement with Izvestia is an opportunity to provide The New York Times' brand of journalism to one of Russia's leading newspapers," Cristian Edwards, the president of The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, said.