A Russian-Swedish conference on notification about and the prevention of local emergency situations will be held at the All-Russian Center of the Medicine of Catastrophes of the Ministry of Emergencies in St. Petersburg, from August 12 through 15.
A Rosbalt reporter was told at the center that, besides a Swedish delegation, the conference would be attended by Fritz Balkau, the Principal Officer of United Nations' Environmental Programme; a delegation from Russia's Ministry of Emergencies headed by Yuri Brazhnikov, a Deputy Minister of Emergencies; and representatives from Finland. The Swedish delegation will be headed by Lars Hederstrem, Deputy Director of the Swedish Rescue Agency. The Finnish delegation will be headed by Timo Viitanen, an advisor of Finland's Interior Ministry. Other participants will include the heads of chief civil defence and emergency situations agencies of the regions within the Northwestern Federal District of Russia.
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