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Russian scientists to take part in international Arctic drift expedition

The Polarstern, or the Polar Star, vessel was built in Germany’s Kiel and Rendsburg in 1982 especially for Arctic and Antarctic research Russian scientists will take part in the international MOSAiC Arctic Drift expedition onboard the Polarstern research vessel, Alexander Makarov of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology…

Final of Eurovision song contest begins in Ukraine’s Kiev

The event will gather contestants from 26 states The Grand Final of the international Eurovision song contest began in Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Saturday evening. The event will gather contestants from 26 states, including 20 qualifiers from the two semifinals, held in Kiev on May 9 and 11. The host nation Ukraine, as well as…

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Russia’s health ministry says virus attacks repelled

Numerous ransomware attacks were reported worldwide on May 12, 2017 Russia’s Health Ministry has repelled virus attacks on its computers, an aide to Minister Nikita Odintsov wrote on his Twitter account. “I hereby inform you that @MINZDRAV_RF (Health Ministry of the Russian Federation – TASS) has effectively repelled the attacks and closed vulnerabilities,” he said.…

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Sberbank reports attempted virus attacks on its infrastructure

“The system has not been infected by viruses,” the bank’s press service told TASS One of Russia’s biggest banks, Sberbank, said on Friday it has registered attempted hacker attacks on its infrastructure. “Information security systems timely registered attempts at penetrating into the bank’s infrastructure. The bank’s network has a system if protection against such attacks.…

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News Feed Putin expects reconstruction of Bethlehem’s Old City to increase tourist flow

The reconstruction of Bethlehem’s Old City will increase tourist inflow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. The Russian president pointed out that “the development of humanitarian ties has always played an important role in cooperation between Russia and Palestine.” Putin pointed to the cultural projects implemented recently, particularly mentioning…

Poll shows more than 82%

Poll shows more than 82% approve of Putin’s work

A total of 52.8% of Russians praise Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s activities A total of 82.1% of Russians approve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s performance, and 52.8% praise Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s activities, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center shows. Sociologists note that in late April the Russian president enjoyed a…

It’s Nearly Summer, and Maybe It’s Snowing in Moscow

Theater Companie Philippe Genty: Inner Landscapes Chekhov Theater Festival Wed. Jun. 07Fri. Jun. 09 Mossovet Theater 06:00 p.m. French choreographer, marionettes master, theater director, and author Philippe Genty stages a poetry odyssey based on his memories, dreams, and travels. Details and tickets at https://www.chekhovfest.ru/en Read more Read more

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Putin takes part in ‘Immortal Regiment’ march

For the Russian president, like for an absolute majority of Russians, the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is a part of his family’s history Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ‘Immortal Regiment’ march in Moscow to commemorate those who fought or died in the Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany in…

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Putin lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow

The remains of the Unknown Soldier were transferred from a common grave near Moscow and buried in a ceremony in the Alexander Garden in 1966 Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid a wreath at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall as part of the Victory Day celebrations devoted to the 72nd…