Russia and Internet.

In 1999, when Russia was considered freer than now by all Western accounts, there were about 3 million Internet users in the country. Today, the number is somewhere between 30 million and 40 million. Some 80 percent of the politically active citizens have access to the Internet. This is important because the web is free, […]

Google founder and space tourists.

American billionaire and Google co-founder Sergey Brin may become a space tourist in 2012, the president of Space Adventures announced at a press conference. Eric Anderson said on Sunday that Sergey Brin was among the potential candidates to fly into space, and added that Space Adventures would continue to send tourists into space despite the […]

U.S. president look to nuclear-free world.

U.S. President Barack Obama outlined on Sunday his vision for a nuclear-free world, saying the United States was committed to reducing its nuclear stockpiles and wanted to involve all nuclear countries in arms reduction. In his speech in Prague, Obama called for a global summit on nuclear security and efforts to prevent the spread of […]

Land gives way…(crash)

In Southern Moscow, Butovo District, the land gave way under the feet of builders. Three passenger automobiles and Kamaz (Kama Automobile Plant) fell through the hole. Under the Kamaz, loaded with earth,

Stops to gaz pipeline in Balkans countrys.

Russian gas supplies to the Balkans were restored at 90 percent of normal flows after a sharp drop early Wednesday caused by a blast on a 30-year-old pipeline in a separatist region of Moldova. Turkey and Bulgaria reported a drop in deliveries and said they would draw on reserves of the fuel, while Romania said […]


Many Russians to drinking alcohol.

    Average Russians were spending ten or eleven percent of their income on purchasing 14.3 liters of strong alcoholic beverages every year before the financial crisis. The spending on alcohol will grow to 15 percent and higher under the conditions of the crisis – both on account of the price growth and because of […]

China says no plans to shoot down N.Korean rocket

China has no plans for special operations against North Korea’s upcoming rocket launch, a Chinese Air Force General said on Monday. North Korea announced plans last month to launch what it says is a communications satellite from its Musudan-ri launch site on April 4-8. However, the U.S., Japan and South Korea believe that the secretive […]

French father of abducted girl says ready for ‘amicable deal’.

The French father of a 3-year-old girl kidnapped in France last Friday said he was ready to conclude an amicable settlement agreement with his ex-wife if the Russian court allowed him to see his daughter. When asked during a TV link-up between Moscow and Paris held by RIA Novosti if he was ready to strike […]

Russians on board 2 ships seized by pirates off Somalia.

Two Russian nationals are on board the Greek and Norwegian vessels seized by pirates off Somalia, the Greek Mercantile Marine Ministry and Norwegian Shipowners’ Association said on Thursday. The Nipayia vessel was captured by the pirates about 720 kilometers off Somalia on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Greek Mercantile Marine Ministry said the crew comprised […]

New U.S. Airline in Russia.

Major airlines are slashing prices and grounding planes to remain profitable in the tough global economy. But a group of investors believe that the time is ripe to launch a new airline offering flights between New York and St. Petersburg. Baltia Air Lines has won approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to provide nonstop service […]

Extend the period of human youth.

    A group of scientists from many countries of the world currently works on one of the largest international projects in modern-day science. The goal of the project is to extend the period of human youth. The biochemical laboratory of Russia’s Southern Federal University joined the project during the test period to find out […]