Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev, who set the absolute record for his stay in Earth’s orbit, loses his eyesight speedily. The cosmonaut, who spent 221 days in the orbit in 1982, has progressive cataract. The legend of the Soviet space exploration becomes blind. He was the flight engineer for the Soyuz 13 mission
Russia's Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin died in New York one day before his 65th anniversary. UN Secretary-General expressed his condolences in connection with the sudden death of Russia's permanent representative in the organization. It was American journalists that could take Churkin to the point when he suffered a heart attack
Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died on February 20, a message posted on the website of the Russian Federation Ministry for Foreign Affairs said. According to media reports, Churkin was staying in the building of Russia's representative office to the UN in New York, when he fell ill
The St. Francis dam disaster is one of the largest engineering disasters in the United States. The dam collapsed on March 12, 1928, killing more than 600 people. The disaster at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant took place on August 17 2009. It is the largest power plant in Russia and the 9th-largest hydroelectric plant in the world
Birthplace of the modern scent industry was Grasse, France in the 18th century. Today in the region there are approximately 60 aromatic companies employing 3,500 workers. Yet creation of the vocation was nearly by accident.. Grasse was at its inception primarily a center for the tanning of leather goods
The filming of a motion picture about the death of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk will start on February 18th. While submariners are fighting for life on board the sunken submarine, their families struggle against political obstacles on the way to their rescue, the synopsis to the film runs. Why does Hollywood dig into the subject?
A growing trend in Western society nowadays is the reporting of sexual assaults including rape many years after the alleged incidents of abuse took place. Furthermore, this development does not limit itself to one gender. On the contrary, both men and women report sexual assaults this way with men doing so in increasing numbers latterly
If one thinks just for a second where migrants come from, the efforts of the Nobel Committee will look very strange indeed. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria appear as major suppliers of illegal refugees. At the same time, these countries have suffered most from the aggression of the United States and its allie
Western, especially American, media have lost the sight of First Lady of the United States. Donald Trump has had a number of public appearances during two weeks after his inauguration. However, his wife Melania appears to be nowhere near. Where is Melania Trump? The last tweet from Melania Trump dates back to January 22
Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake, is known for its mysteries and legends. Many travelers and local residents can often eyewitness strange phenomena happening on the lake - mirage and fiery flashes. In ancient times, merchant convoys would disappear when traveling on the ice o the frozen lake in winter
The gastronomy of a nation is not only a touristic attraction, but also a storyteller. It is a language used to explain a land, culture, memory, experiences, travel. The gastronomy constitutes an important identity of the city, permeating the imaginary by the senses of smell, touch, taste and vision. Some traditions from the New Easter's culinary...
The Executive Committee of the International Paralympic Committee has rejected the proposal from the Russian Paralympic Committee to let Russian Paralympic athletes participate in qualifying rounds for Winter Paralympic Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang (Korea). All Paralympic athletes of Russia were exluded, but no charges were brought against them
The State Duma gave the third and final reading to the law on the decriminalization of domestic violence. Acts of violence committed against family relatives have been excluded from the category of crimes. A recent opinion poll showed that most Russian citizens believe that the authorities should punish those who commit acts of domestic violence