All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Russia’

Russia Investigating Boeing 737 Crash

Russian aviation investigators have commenced combing through a Boeing 737 wreckage near the city of Kazan Monday, after the plane crashed Sunday, killing all 50 passengers on board. Flags flew at half mast in the city of 1.1 million, which is situated roughly 500 miles east of Moscow. The Kazan crash has raised new concerns over Russia’s poor aviation safety …

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Paul McCartney Urges Putin To Free Greenpeace Activists

Paul McCartney has decided to help out the Greenpeace activists that are being detained in Russia. The activists have been imprisoned for protesting drilling in the Arctic, and have since become known as the Arctic 30. There are 28 campaigners and two freelance journalists that are currently being detained. The Arctic 30 are facing charges of hooliganism, and were transferred …

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Paul McCartney Writes Letter To Vladimir Putin

Former “Beatles” star, Paul McCartney, said during a recent interview that he had written a letter to President Vladimir Putin to ask for the release of the Greenpeace activists that are currently being held in Russia. Twenty-eight Greenpeace activists and two journalists have been held in Russia on charges of hooliganism that can carry a maximum sentence of seven years …

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‘Stalingrad’ Takes Chinese Box Office By Storm

Stalingrad‘s depiction of the battle between Hitler and Stalin during World War II has taken the Chinese box office by storm. In fact, the 3-D movie has now become the highest-grossing Russian release to ever hit the Chinese box office. Directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, the movie has already made $8.3 million in China and $47.7 million in Russia. Not bad …

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Tatyana McFadden Completes Marathon “Grand Slam”

A racer’s greatest elemental fear is perhaps a head-wind – anything that will slow one’s performance is generally frowned upon. However, the knowledge of a 17 mph head-wind going into Sunday’s New York City Marathon brightened Tatyana McFadden’s spirits: “I’m just not a very good coaster compared to the other girls, so the head wind was a little bit of …

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Sylvester Stallone Displays Artwork in Russia

Sylvester Stallone unveiled his artwork at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and admitted to reporters that he is a “better painter than an actor”. “I think I’m a much better painter than an actor,” Stallone said. “It’s much more personal and I’m allowed to just do what I want to do. Quite often in acting you have …

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Dmitry Medvedev Visits China, Strikes Oil Agreement

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been on an official trip to China since tuesday, when he arrived in Beijing after an official invite from the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. On the table for Medvedev’s visit are such activites as visiting the Anhui province of China, an online chat with some Chinese “netizens” on the popular news website, Xinhuanet.com, and …

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Dmitry Medvedev Sells Russian Oil to China As Russia Dies Out

The party-state elite and oligarchs of Russia joined together to sign a $85 billion deal to extract Russian oil and sell it to China, through a mutual agreement between Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday. Rosneft, Russia’s biggest producer of oil, under the grip of oligarchs will fuel China’s turbocharged growth with an additional 70 …

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Meteorite: Russia Uncovers One of The Largest Pieces Ever From Urals

On Wednesday, Russian divers recovered a sunken half-tonne “suspected” meteorite that had descended from space on February 14, 2013. The shockwave induced from the meteor had affected as many as 1200-1500 people in the Urals. Why it took so many months for Russians to recover the big chunk of meteorite is unclear, but finally the international scientific community has a …

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Moscow Riot Ensues After Stabbing of Ethnic Russian Man

Yegor Shcherbakov was an ethnic Russian man who was returning to his home in Moscow on Sunday night who, after a dispute with a North Caucasus man over Shcherbakov’s girlfriend, was stabbed to death. Shcherbakov’s death sparked a race-related riot, with hundreds of protesters invading Biryulyovo, a working-class area of southern Moscow, targeting a fruit warehouse where the suspected killer …

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“Anti-Breaking Bad” Guy Turns to Giveforward.com

Anton Buslov, a journalist and former astrophysicist from Russia is no Walter White. The 29-year-old was diagnosed a few years ago with Hodgkins Lymphoma a few years ago, and was devastated to find out that his home country offered little hope. He writes, “We have excellent doctors in Russia, but they are not just fighting disease; they battle bureaucracy, insufficient …

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Eagle Attacking Deer Caught On Camera

Nature strikes again. In Russia, a camera was placed in the wild to take snaps of untainted nature. Though the camera was originally intended to capture pictures of tigers, another unusual predator was captured instead. The camera took a series of images depicting a golden eagle attacking a young sika deer. Linda Kerley of the Zoological Society of London and …

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