Japan has today presented St. Petersburg 1000 sakura saplings as a 300th anniversary gift. The young sakura, or cherry trees, were handed over at the city's botanical gardens in a ceremony attended by Governor Vladimir Yakovlev, Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Tetsuro Yano, Japanese Ambassador Issei Nomura, and Japanese Consul in St. Petersburg Terumi Muramatsu.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Posters for the play "Adam and Eve. Life after Paradise" with pictures of dancers Arsen Aghamalyan and Oksana Vasilyeva were banned in the city of Tver, Central Russia