Time To Get Out of Here

The other day I heard the saddest thing: “Осень начинается через три месяца!” (Autumn begins in three months.) Just let that sink in.
And once it has, you’ll want to book the fastest plane south for some sun.

$6.5 mln lottery jackpot

Sochi resident wins record-breaking $6.5 mln lottery jackpot

The lottery organizers are still waiting for the winning ticket-holder to show up A Sochi local has won a record-setting jackpot prize of 364,685,787 rubles (roughly $6.5 mln) in lottery, the Stoloto lottery organizers reported today. “The ‘6 out of 45’ State Lotto will award the jackpot prize of 364,685,787 rubles to a Sochi resident,”…

Nicholas relics in Moscow

Patriarch Kirill welcomes Saint Nicholas relics in Moscow

The arrival of the relic was celebrated by bell-ringing at Moscow’s churches Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia welcomed the relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, one of the most revered figures in Russia, at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral on Sunday. The relics have been delivered from the Italiancity of Bari. Hundreds of…

to Russia from Italy

Special plane delivers relics of Saint Nicholas to Moscow

Believers of Moscow parishes have gathered at Vnukovo airport where journalists are present to meet the relic A special plane has delivered a fragment of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, one of the most revered figures in Russia, to Moscow from the Italian city of Bari. Believers of Moscow parishes have gathered at…

to Russia from Italy

Relics of Saint Nicholas leave Bari for Moscow

For the first time in almost thousand years, Orthodox believers in Russia will be able to venerate one of the most important Saints without leaving their country The ark with a fragment of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, one of the most revered figures in Russia, has been passed over to the Russian…

a mammals are trained

Seal school in session: see how sea mammals are trained

According to biologists, seals can be trained mainly with the help of treats Scientists at the Murmansk Institute of Marine Biological Diversity have developed a unique program to train sea mammals. This training program can turn the fin-footed, semiaquatic marine “students” into researchers, servicemen or rescuers, Dmitry Ishkulov, the institute’s deputy director general, told TASS.…