The 34th Open Conference of Esperantists opened in Moscow late in the evening on Monday. According to the vice president of the Moscow Scientific Esperanto Club Vadim Khmelinsky, the main objective of the event is to popularize Esperanto amidst Russian society and compile the fullest Russian-Esperanto and Esperanto-Russian dictionary possible. Forum organisers welcome all the difficulties arising during translation of lectures because each of them becomes the subject of work on the dictionary, said Khmelinsky. The program of the conference, which lasts until Friday, envisages lectures on different subjects, a round-table discussion on the problems of the international language, and a lexico-grammatical symposium.
An unidentified man wielding a knife attacked civilians in the Church of Notre Dame in the French city of Nice. Three people were killed, several others were hospitalised with injuries.One of the victims was beheaded