Friday, July 19, 2024
The Project 21180M latest icebreaker Yevpaty Kolovrat will enter service with the Russian Navy in 2022, the Navy Main Command’s press office announced on Friday, TASS reported. "The Project 21180M icebreaker Yevpaty Kolovrat under construction at the Almaz Shipyard in St. Petersburg is planned to enter service with the Navy...
A fire in an apartment block killed eight people in the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg in the early hours of Tuesday, the local branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee said, Reuters reports. Investigators from the Sverdlovsk region said a child was among those killed and that a criminal case had...
Carbon tetrachloride, a lethal chemical meant to be tightly controlled by an international agreement, is what caused a massive oil contamination scandal in Russia’s Druzhba pipeline this year, Reuters reported citing the results of three separate, undisclosed tests. A summary of the results of a test carried out for Russia’s...
Russian authorities said the fuel spill at an Arctic power station earlier in 2020 was the largest in world history, a top emergencies official said Thursday, The Moscow Times reported. Some 21,000 tons of oil poured into the surrounding ground and waterways near the city of Norilsk after a diesel...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the initiative to broaden the practice of ‘green corridors’ to promote the movement of goods in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) amid the coronavirus pandemic, RIA Novosti reports. "For import to the EAEU territory of socially important goods, food, drugs, medical equipment and individual protective gear...
The presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, held a telephone conversation, during which the latter offered help in fighting forest fires in Siberia, the Kremlin said in a press release, CNBC reported. Putin sincerely thanked Trump for "such attentive attitude and offer of help...
Russia's national fishing department announced on Thursday that it has filed a claim against Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest nickel and palladium supplier, for $801 million in damages related to an Arctic fuel leakage last year. After 20,000 tons of petrochemicals that leaked out of a power plant in the industrial...
Hundreds of wildfires are torching huge swaths of Siberia after an unusually hot and dry summer left forests primed to burn, Vox reported. The blazes, likely ignited by lightning and strengthened by strong winds, have already burned more than 15,000 square miles, an area larger than the state of Maryland....
Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have invited partners to participate in a project to build an international scientific lunar station and are expecting a response at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) in St. Petersburg, according to Roscosmos Deputy Head for International Cooperation Sergei Savelyev, TASS...
Test kits for the novel coronavirus to countries have been sent by Russia to a number of countries including Iran, North Korea, and ex-Soviet states, the country’s health authorities said on Thursday, according to AFP. The state health watchdog said in a statement that Moscow had sent 800 test kits...