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Photo credit: Kazan Information Agency KZN.RU / (CC BY 4.0) The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) world organization to be headed by a Russian for the first time in history. Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin is going to take the post of its president, TASS reports. The elections were held during a...

18.11.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) More than 100 tons of humanitarian aid have been delivered from Russia to Afghanistan, RIA Novosti reports. Three Russian military transport planes landed at the Kabul airport on November 18. The aid consisted mainly of long-term storage food and...

18.11.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: HeungSoon / Russia's Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (EIMB) has developed a highly effective drug for the treatment of coronavirus infection, RIA Novosti reports.  According to Alexander Makarov, who heads the institute, the drug is based on monoclonal antibodies. It is effective against various...

17.11.2021 Subject: Science

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Almost 21 tons of humanitarian cargo has been collected for the residents of Syria in the Rostov region, TASS reports. The charity action was organized by the regional authorities. The aid is intended for the population of those areas of Syria,...

17.11.2021 Subject: Community


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U.S. Republican senators have uncovered a secret Soviet agent sent to the United States back in 1991 to undermine the banking system there. This is the conclusion that can be drawn from the media buzz. It followed the Senate Banking Committee’s questioning of Professor Saule Omarova, Joe Biden's nominee for the top position in the U.S. Government Accountability Office, last week.
The Linguistics Forum 2021: Language Policy and Language Preservation was held at the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. How to preserve Russia's linguistic diversity amid the global decline in the number of languages? Director of the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences and linguist Andrej Kibrik has the answer.
Sergei Agadzhanyan, a man of muscle from outer Moscow, has been nicknamed the Russian Hulk for a series of world records in towing multi-ton machinery. In order to amaze the audience, the Russian man does not need trick effects, huge budgets, and special devices - he simply moves trains, planes, trucks, and motor ships, blowing rubber hot-water bags to rupture along the way.
The head of The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation from the Netherlands Remco Reiding has been taken care of the war memorial near Leusden and Amersfoort for more than twenty-five years. There are 865 Soviet prisoners of war and victims of Nazi concentration camps buried in the Rusthof Memorial Cemetery. More than 700 of them are still considered to be missing.
The biker movement emerged in the mid-20th century in Western countries. Its members sometimes interpreted the laws and rules quite freely. To this day, columns of motorcyclists in leather jackets cause puzzlement among police, drivers, and pedestrians. Russian-speaking bikers who open clubs and join associations in different countries around the world make efforts to change this attitude toward people on motorcycles. They take care of the Soviet soldiers graves, hold motorcycle rallies to commemorate war memorials, and help the authorities in keeping order.