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  • newUSSR had seen other Chernobyl disasters
    The Chernobyl nuclear explosion was undoubtedly one of the biggest tragedies that the Soviet Union had seen. Few in the world know that there were other major disasters in the USSR, the scale of which was just as mortifying. The Kyshtym accidentIt is…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 1:38pm -
  • Russia considers selling S-35 fighter jets to Turkey
    Russia is ready to supply Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to Turkey, if Ankara would like to buy them, Sergei Chemezov, the head of Rostec State Corporation said. Earlier, the United States excluded Turkey from the program for the procurement of F-35 fifth…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 10:31am -
  • US senator cracks down on FaceApp that made him look too old
    New York Senator, Democrat Chuck Schumer, believes that FaceApp photo-processing application developed by Russian company Wireless Lab is a threat to the national security of the United States. The politician expressed his opinion in a letter that he…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 7:17am -
  • Three nuclear units of Kalinin NPP in Central Russia shut down
    Three nuclear units of four have been disconnected at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Tver Region in Central Russia."Due to the disconnection of one of current transformers on the 750-kilovolt open switchgear, the electric power line was…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 3:35am -
  • The truth about Flight MH17 disaster over Ukraine will never be unveiled
    Czech political scientist Marek Kyncl said in an interview with ParlamentníListy.cz website that the work of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) had nothing to do with professional criminological work. Speaking about the investigation into the crash…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 11:54am -
  • Russia will collapse after Vladimir Putin's presidency ends
    During the beginning of the 2000s, United Russia Party published a campaign leaflet that predicted the standard of living in the country in a few years. The average salary in Russia would be equal to $2,500 a month, while people would live in spaciou…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 10:16am -
  • Malaysia disappointed in Flight MH17 disaster investigation
    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is concerned about the fact that the person, who shot down the passenger aircraft over the Donbas in the summer of 2014, has not been found yet. The prime minister said that even though the cause of the air c…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 6:21am -
  • Let's launch the Half the Planet movement
    Let's launch the Half the Planet movement "Carpe diem, quam minumum credula postero" said Horace in his Odes. Seize the day, you know not what tomorrow brings. So, together, let's do it!Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65 BC to 8 BC, the son of a freed s…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 6:16am -
  • How Russia made USA addicted to its nuclear fuel
    The richest country in the world unexpectedly turned out to be an energy addict. To avoid withdrawals, the United States was forced to start purchasing enriched uranium from its sworn enemy - Russia.In 1938, German chemist Otto Hahn discovered the fi…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 1:48pm -
  • US has three options to subdue Iran
    By Imran MalikContinued. Read Part I of the article hereThe explosive strategic environment in the GMER simmers ominously. As a macabre foreplay of a devastating war, brinkmanship and the battle of coercions is on in real earnest. The US is musteri…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 5:35am -

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  • newFilm foundation set up by Alexander Sokurov to close after claims of government hostility
    The director of Russian Ark has accused Russia’s culture ministry of “unfriendliness and aggressiveness” Russian film director Alexander Sokurov has shut down his film foundation citing hostility from Russia’s ministry of culture.In comments…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 11:19am -
  • FaceApp denies storing users' photographs without permission
    App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s featuresThe developer of a popular app which transforms users’ faces to predict how they will look as older people has insisted they are not accessing users’ photograp…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 12:34am -
  • Russia denies visas to teachers at Anglo-American school
    Staff say decision is ‘blowback’ as a result of worsening relations with USRussia has denied visas to teachers of the Anglo-American school in Moscow, in a move described by one teacher as “blowback” over worsening US-Russian relations.The US…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 10:31am -
  • A decade after my mother’s murder, fear still reigns in Chechnya | Lana Estemirova
    My mother, Natalya Estemirova, was shot for bringing war crimes to light. But I will make sure her death wasn’t in vainAged eight, I have a nightmare. Russian soldiers are breaking down the door of our flat. Mum and I run into the sunlit living roo…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • Permafrost thaw sparks fear of 'gold rush' for mammoth ivory
    Prospectors in Russia dig up remains of extinct animals for trade worth an estimated £40m a yearActivists and officials in northern Russia have warned of a “gold rush” for mammoth ivory as prospectors dig up tusks and other woolly mammoth remain…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 5:43am -
  • As rudderless Britain drifts, the predators start to circle | Observer editorial
    A crisis of confidence at the heart of the country’s institutions allows predators to circle in preparation for rich pickingsThe government’s decision to send a second Royal Navy warship to the Gulf will intensify concerns that Britain is uninten…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year
    Wildfires this year have been at an unusual intensity despite being common in the northern hemisphere between May and OctoberArctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 football pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country o…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 10:32am -
  • Russian missile delivery to Turkey strains ally's relations with US
    First S-400 parts delivered to military base outside Ankara as Washington considers sanctionsThe first batch of a Russian S-400 missile defence system has arrived in Turkey, a development likely to anger the US and put the struggling Turkish economy…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 9:38am -
  • Warning of more severe weather after storm kills seven in Greece
    Two children among dead after series of incidents in Halkidiki region, with dozens injuredGreek meteorologists have warned that more harsh weather could be on the way after seven people died and dozens were injured when a freak storm ripped through b…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 2:20pm -
  • Italian prosecutors investigate League over alleged Russian oil deal claims
    Inquiry to examine corruption claims over alleged plan to channel Russian oil funds to Salvini partyItalian prosecutors have begun an investigation after claims saying Matteo Salvini’s far-right party, the League, sought funds via a Russian oil dea…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 11:57am -
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