30 Years Ago, the ‘Baltic Way’ Protested Soviet Rule

Aug. 23 marks 30 years since the Baltic Way protest, when 2 million people in Soviet Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands to create a 600-kilometer “human chain.”

The peaceful protest was held on the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact to demand independence from the U.S.S.R.

Russia’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail in Arctic Amid Environmental Fears

Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant set sail Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country’s most remote regions, sparking environmental concerns. Developed by the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom, the plant, known as “Akademik Lomonosov,” set off on a 5,000 kilometer (3,100 mile) journey through Arctic waters…

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Arkhangelsk Doctors Weren’t Warned About Radiation, Surgeon Confirms in First Public Account

In a previously unreported social media post, a Russian doctor has publicly confirmed that his colleagues were forced to treat radiation victims after a deadly nuclear explosion earlier this month without basic equipment or knowledge of the accident.  A blast at a military base in northern Russia killed seven people and injured six on Aug. 8,…

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He knew Gazprom inside out. Celebrating 85th anniversary of Rem Vyakhirev

August 23, 2019 Excerpts from the book “Rem Ivanovich Vyakhirev.” Published by Real Modern Pictures, 2014. Oil rig operator. Kilometers traveled with tools on shoulder After graduation, Rem Vyakhirev was an oil field operator on patrol for several years. I can give a brief explanation to those who have no idea what it is: in the 1950s, a worker with a gas mask and a set of tools on his…

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