The onslaught of Gulf Coast hurricanes, notably &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/368/16109_hurricane.html' target=_blank>Katrina and the deadly flooding which devastated New Orleans, was overwhelmingly picked by U.S. editors and news directors as the top story of 2005 in The Associated Press' annual vote.
The hurricanes received 242 first-place votes out of 288 ballots cast. No other story received more than 18 first-place votes.
Russia, when signing documents for the sale of Alaska to the United States, was realizing her objective benefit
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia