China's Xinghe shipyard and Russia's largest Far Eastern shipping company have signed a contract for the construction of three ocean-going container carriers, that shipping company's press center reports. Each ship will have an unlimited range, displacing 9,000 tons each; moreover, they will be fitted with automatic controls. Consequently, few sailors will be required to stand watch. The Far Eastern shipping company has received 12 vessels over the last 10 years.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land