Every week, hundreds of refugees die in the Mediterranean Sea in a desperate attempt to cross into Europe to find what they perceive as a decent and safe living. Many are buried beneath the waves without so much as a tombstone to mark their existence, others make it dead to the shore, to be given a wooden cross with one word "Unknown".
From times immemorial, deep blue sea appeared to be a hostile and hazardous environment to man. Like on land, there are anomalous area in oceans and seas. In addition to the well-known Bermuda Triangle and the Mariana Trench, there are many other places in all the oceans of the world, where strange and mysterious phenomena occur
Former Soviet republics - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan - celebrate 25 years of their independence. The countries show economic recession and suffer from the shortage of fresh water. Independence in all post-Soviet countries is seen as independence from Russia. To which extent are these countries happy?
Officials sources in Uzbekistan refute rumors about the death of President Islam Karimov. The information about the arrest of a number of government officials has not received official confirmation either. As for the situation in general, the streets of Tashkent are quiet and peaceful
Until recently, the official page of Pravda.Ru on Facebook was developing actively with over 10,000 people joining us on a monthly basis. The page had the official status assigned by the social network. Yet, all is fair in war. Facebook has destroyed the official page of PRavda.Ru that had over 235,000 subscribers
Vladimir Putin is a relative of all royal families of EuropeRussian president Vladimir Putin was a mystery almost for everyone during the moment of his election. He seemed to be a man with no past, inspired with the symbol of the new epoch, but deprived of historic roots
The Russian currency is nearly seven centuries old. The ruble appeared in the 13th century and for the next two centuries successfully drove out of circulation coins of other countries that people in ancient Russia used to acquire material goods. In addition, the foreign money made of silver was quickly repurposed into the new Russian ruble
Observing the US elections from the outside, it becomes clear that Hillary Clinton's campaign is starting to look lacklustre, desperate, out of steam, harangued, beleaguered and in short, a "weiner" short of a barbecue. The same adjectives could be applied to Senator Clinton herself. Let us examine her credentials for the position of POTUS.
The ever-young and promising politician Ilya Yashin has concocted another political report. As "usual," the day before the official publication, the report has "leaked" and appeared in public access on the Internet. We have seen quite a number of such reports before, but the "regime" is still there
On August 29, Senator John McCain turned 80 years old. The US made McCain a hero: a son of a soldier, a military pilot, he had spent five years living in a pit as a POW in Vietnam. McCain, a classic Republican, had the reputation of an honest patriot, who always defends America's interests. What happened to the US "tough guy" in recent years?
Doctors have successfully operated a 48-year-old man, who had chronic aortic dissection, deteriorated aortic valve and coronary artery disease. The complex operation consisting of three sophisticated techniques at once lasted for 6 hours. The patient was brought to the hospital 6 weeks ago and could die without surgery
Researchers from the Neuroscience and Cell Biology Center (CNC) and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (UC) in Portugal developed a vaccine for hepatitis B in the form of a nasal spray. The genetic vaccine designed is advantageous for developing countries where there is a scarcity of health professionals.
American exceptionalism is a reaction to the inability of people to understand global complexity or important issues like American energy dependency. They search for simplistic sources of comfort and clarity. And the people that they are now selecting to be, so to speak, the spokespersons of their anxieties are, in most cases, stunningly ignorant