Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to award the famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiyev an order for Merits to the Fatherland of the 3rd Class.
Gergiyev is the artistic director and conductor of St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater, Russia's second largest opera and ballet venue after Moscow's Bolshoi Theater. The award, which he earned for his "outstanding contribution to the musical culture," came in time for his jubilee -- on May 2 Gergiyev turns 50.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year