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Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) Cards of the Russian MIR payment system are accepted in 11 countries, in the near future, the number of such states may increase. 15 countries on different continents are ready to connect Mir, TASS reports. ...

18.08.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: function.mil.ru (CC BY 4.0) Russia sent almost 200 tons of sunflower oil worth about $1 million to Nicaragua within the framework of the World Food Program (WFP) under the auspices of the UN, TASS reports. Nicaragua received the cargo the day before, on August 16. The oil...

17.08.2022 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: Baltic Point / youtube.com The Latvian authorities intend to restrict entry into the country for Russians with Schengen visas, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins. People with Russian passports won't be able to renew their residence permits as well, RIA Novosti...

17.08.2022 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: The portrait of Mendeleev in the robes of Doctor of Laws of the University of Edinburgh, painted by I. E. Repin. 1885; watercolor//wikimedia.org (Public domain) A new project launched by the Russian House in Buenos Aires will acquaint Internet users with the life and...

16.08.2022 Subject: Science

Picture: "Brothely Kiss" by D.Vrubel Russia-German artist Dmitry Vrubel died in Berlin from coronavirus consequences, TASS reports. He was 62 years old. Vrubel is known around the world for the “Brotherly Kiss” graffiti on Berlin Wall. The graffiti depicts the...

16.08.2022 Subject: Culture


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