Yeltsin’s widow

Helmut Kohl did much to develop German-Russia relations -— ex-president Yeltsin’s widow

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl passed away aged 87 The late former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl did much to develop relations between Germany and Russia, Naina Yeltsina, the widow of first Russian President Boris Yeltsin, told TASS. “Mournful news has come that former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl passed away, the man who had done much…

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Russian watchdog shuts down five illegal children’s holiday camps

This summer Russia’s consumer rights watchdog has carried out 8,541 scheduled and random checks on conditions of children’s recreation Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has revealed five unauthorized children’s holiday camps that accommodated 340 minors and shut them down this year, Rospotrebnadzor head Anna Popova told the governmental commission at a meeting in the National…

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St Isaac’s Cathedral museum in St Petersburg

St. Isaac’s Cathedral administrator vows landmark will continue functioning as museum

The Committee on Culture earlier announced that Yuri Mudrov had been appointed as the museum’s director St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg will continue to operate as a museum, its newly-appointed Director Yuri Mudrov said at his first meeting with employees. “Let’s proceed from the premise that the museum is working. Should there be changes,…

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Construction works help archaeologists unearth Stone Age relics

Construction works help archaeologists unearth Stone Age relics in Moscow

The scientists believe the artifacts could have penetrated the much older cultural layers 400 or 500 years ago during digging efforts Archaeologists have uncovered rare 5,000-year old tools in Moscow during the city’s ongoing construction project to renovate pedestrian zones, the mayor’s office said on Friday. The scientists discovered a silicic cutter from the Neolithic…

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Leader of Russian Women’s Union speaks against gender quotas at civil service

A Russian senator stresses gender equality at the civil service should be supported by principles of professionalism and not by the establishment of legislative quotas Gender equality at Russia’s civil service should be supported by principles of professionalism and not by the establishment of legislative quotas, member of the Federation Council and Chairman of Russian…

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Kremlin Oliver Stone’s film on Putin top-quality and revealed Putin genuinely

US filmmaker Oliver Stone earlier said that his four-part documentary was aimed at building ‘a rounded portrait of arguably the most fascinating and frightening world leader in a generation’ US filmmaker Oliver Stone, who recently released a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin, could not have made a sub-quality picture, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told…

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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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