Last night sailors of the Sochi port, eastern costs of the Black Sea, and the city's fire-fighting brigades carried out a unique operation to rescue the Turkish ferry Express. The vessel flying the Cambodian flag which was sailing the Black Sea with a cargo of fruits started a leak when approaching Russia's territorial waters. The ferry entered the Sochi port on a 30-degree careen and nearly sank just near the berth. At night port workers and fire-fighters managed to unload a few heavy-duty trucks from the vessel and pump the holds dry. "Now nothing endangers the Turkish ferry," the dispatcher of the Russian port said.
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11