Links: News and weather forecasts
The Moscow Times has a balanced Western and Russian view on the daily news from all over the world and not only Moscow. The articles are free, but PDF-format and archive access is expensive.
Russia Today consists of articles from a mix of Russian media. This may cause a rather confusing editorial line, but it also provides a fine insight in how the Russians look at us and them selves.
Direct link to the weather forecast for Russia. Many of the links have historical weather information. A very fine link, if you want to know about the weather.