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
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
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
On January 25, Russia celebrates St. Tatiana Day. On this winter day, the Russians honor martyr Tatiana of Rome, who was executed in the III century for her Christian beliefs. St. Tatiana is considered the patroness of Russian students. Many Russians associate St. Tatiana Day with customs and traditions that take their roots in distant past
Every four years, the Americans celebrate an important holiday - the inauguration of new president. Inauguration ceremonies of the past would at times be marred with nuisances. One of the inaugurated presidents was drunk as a skunk, another one messed up the words of the oath, and a third one died soon afterwards
On the night of January 18/19, Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany, one of the most important religious holidays. Many people traditionally brave ice-cold water this night in a hope to wash away their sins. This is quite a worrisome night for doctors and rescuers as they have to stay on duty near water reservoirs, where the ritual takes place
Islam is not only a religion. Islam is an indissoluble connection of religious, spiritual and moral qualities between a person and a society with social, economic, political and legal practice. Faith and action are fused together in Islam to create a very special attitude to the world. Islam has a special geopolitical concept and its own...
An annual religious study conducted Pew Research has unveiled a crisis of Christianity during the presidency of Barack Obama. Eight years ago, before his inauguration, only 16% of Americans identified themselves as atheists. To date, their number has increased to 25%. What awaits America and its citizens?
The police of the Netherlands detained two Dutch journalists Stephen Beck and Michel Spekkers in Amsterdam, upon their return from the Donbas. The police confiscated all the materials that the journalists collected in the south-east of Ukraine. The journalists were amazed to discover that fragments of the airliner stil remain on the crash site
Acting head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Anna Antseliovich, stated that the story about the use of doping drugs by Russian athletes prior to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi was an "institutional conspiracy." The official also said that the Russian authorities were not involved in the the plot
The SUSSR was doing its best to achieve as much technological progress as possible. The goal was to make science fiction reality. Telepathy, amphibious boats capable of "navigating" under the ground, space planes - all these projects used to be developed in the USSR. After WWII, the Soviet government obtained projects of German underground tanks