Russian Air Traffic Controllers Order Pizzas for U.S. Colleagues Hit by Shutdown — Reports

The Cold War can wait over a hot slice. Taking a page out of their Canadian colleagues book, air traffic controllers based in Far East Russia have reportedly ordered pizza for their American neighbors across the Bering Strait. Some 800,000 U.S. federal government workers – including an estimated 10,000 air traffic controllers – have been furloughed or…

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Situation in Syria’s Idlib Province Is Fast Deteriorating, Russia Says

The situation in Syria’s Idlib province where Russia and Turkey have tried to create a de-escalation zone is rapidly deteriorating, Maria Zakharova, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said on Wednesday. The territory is now almost under full control of Nusra militants, she said. “Continuing provocations pose a threat to civilians, Syrian military personnel and the Russian Khmeymim air base,”…

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Bulgaria Rescinds Bulgarian Citizenship of Russian Millionaire Adoniev

Bulgaria has revoked the Bulgarian citizenship of Russian telecoms millionaire Sergei Adoniev over a 20-year-old fraud conviction in the United States, the justice ministry said on Wednesday. Eager to join EU’s border-check-free Schengen zone, Bulgaria said on Tuesday that it plans to stop letting wealthy foreigners buy citizenship, which allows free movement within the entire European…

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Russian Spy Chief Met Saudi Counterpart and Crown Prince — Reports

The head of Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency Sergei Naryshkin on Monday met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the head of the kingdom’s intelligence services, the Interfax news agency said on Wednesday. Naryshkin discussed cooperation in the fight against international terrorism with his Saudi counterpart, Interfax cited Russia’s Foreign Intelligence…

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Jehovah’s Witness on Trial for ‘Extremism’ Likens Authorities to Stalin

Dennis Christensen / Jehovah’s Witnesses The first Jehovah’s Witness detained for extremism in Russia has likened the authorities’ behavior to that of Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union ahead of a verdict in his trial. Armed police scaled the gates of a compound where the Christian denomination was meeting in Oryol, some 320 kilometers south of Moscow, in May…

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Internet Anonymity Will Soon Disappear, Russian Culture Minister Warns

Internet users throughout the world will soon need IDs to go online as anonymity will gradually fade into oblivion, Russia’s culture minister predicted on Monday. Russia has for years called for international regulations cementing state control over the internet, arguing that national governments are otherwise left vulnerable to cyberattacks from foreign powers. Russian lawmakers submitted…

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Russian composer Eduard Artemyev, film director Nikita Mikhalkov to get Shostakovich Prize

Russian composer and film director will recieve the award from violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet A gala ceremony of awarding the Dmitry Shostakovich will take place in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on Saturday. This year, the awardees are composer Eduard Artemyev and film director Nikita Mikhalkov, the press service of the latter said. They will…

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Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened

Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened – Interior Ministry

According to District Administration Head Andrei Kuznetsov, road works were underway in the place where the accident happened The police have opened an investigation for the traffic accident killing 11 people in Russia’s Transbaikalia region, a source in the press service of the Regional Office of the Interior Ministry told TASS. “Investigators of the intermunicipal…

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Russian traveler reaches South Africa by motorbike

46-year-old Oleg Kharitonov set off from Moscow on 20 August 2014 A Russian biker has covered 110,000 kilometers solo on his motorbike reaching Africa’s south cape halfway around the world. On Sunday, Oleg Kharitonov arrived at the Russian Orthodox Church near Johannesburg, South Africa. The 46-year-old set off from Moscow on 20 August 2014. He…

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Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev puts his villa in Bavarian Alps up for sale

Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev puts his villa in Bavarian Alps up for sale – media

The three-storey mansion with 17 rooms, built in 1908, was bought by Gorbachev’s only daughter Irina Virganskaya in 2006, according to Tegernseerstimme newspaper Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has offered for sale his land plot and a mansion near Lake Tegernsee in the Bavarian Alps, German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung has reported. The Gorbachevs bought the…

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Sevastopol may become world center of military history tourism, lawmaker says

Sevastopol may become world center of military history tourism, lawmaker says

The Crimean port city is home to ancient historical landmarks and military history monuments Sevastopol has the potential to turn into the world center of military history tourism, considering that the Crimean port city is home to ancient historical landmarks and military history monuments, Sevastopol legislature deputy Alexei Chaly told TASS on Monday. “I believe…

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Wood and contemporary forms.

  Design: Finla-Hous.   Wood as a building material offers a great variety of architectural solutions, which demonstrates the draft, having the characteristic features of modern architecture, and this applies not only to the external aesthetics. Such method provides, in addition, and rational use of solar energy. Wide roof overhangs provide shade in the summer…

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Uglich

An ancient town on the great Russian Volga River is Uglich. One may call it a town-monument. Different historical periods of Russia are reflected in the architectural view of the town. Here the following masterpieces of Old-Russian architecture are to be seen: the Prince’s Palace, the Uspenskaya Church, the ensemble of Voskresensky Monastery. The St’…

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Rostov Velikiy

Less then an hour will take you to get to Rostov Velikiy from Yaroslavl, and here on the bank of Lake Nero it stands for more than thousand years. The white-stoned walls of Rostov’s Kremlin are reflected in the deep waters of the lake. It is the symbol and the pride of the town. Thousand…

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Diveevo

Diveevo is renowned for Serafimo-Diveyevsky Convent of Saint Trinity, one of the shrines of the Russian Otthodox Church, the so-called fourth house of Vitgin Mary. In the convent mete are relics of a great Russian Orthodox Saint — Saint Seraphim of Sarov. Seraphim of Sarov is one of the few saints whose life was devoted…

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